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Morocco

In January 2012, a moderate Islamist party won the majority of parliamentary seats, becoming the first Islamist party to lead the government. Ultimate authority, however, still rests with the monarch. The Moroccan government is committed to the preservation of Sunni Islam as the religion of all Moroccans.

All Christian activity is carefully monitored by the government. Although talking about Christ is legal, "proselytism" and converting from Islam to Christianity are illegal. Muslims who convert to Christianity may face severe punishment. They endure ostracism from their families, loss of employment and imprisonment for their faith. Anti-Christian sentiment is common in the media. Since March 2010, Morocco has deported at least 135 foreign Christians for proselytism. The government justified the deportations by claiming the Christians posed a threat to the state.

Country Information

moroccoPopulation
36,561,813 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Arab-Berber (99), other (1)

Religion (%)
Muslim (99), Other - includes Christian (1)

Leader
King Mohammed VI (1999)

Government type
Parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Legal system
Mixed legal system of civil law based on French law and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Morocco

Pray that many churches and mission agencies will take up the challenge of reaching out to the Muslims in Morocco with the love of Christ

Pray those who are seeking Christ will come to faith in Him.

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Morocco News

  • Evangelism Charges Dropped Against Convert

    The charges against Mohamed El Baladi, a convert to Christianity who was arrested for "shaking the faith of a Muslim," were recently overturned. While the judge ruled that Mohamed had engaged in general conversation about his faith, there was no evidence that he had coerced or offered financial ince

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  • Convert Tentatively Released from Prison

    Mohamed El Baladi was released from the Moroccan prison where he had been confined since his arrest in late August. However, the release has only been granted until his official appeal hearing, which is scheduled for October 10th. Mohamed was initially sentenced to two-and-a-half years' imprisonment

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  • Christian Convert Imprisoned for Evangelizing

    During a recent court hearing, a Moroccan Christian man was ordered to serve a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for evangelizing Muslims. On August 28th, police raided the home of 34-year-old Mohamed el Baldi, of Ain Aicha, confiscating his Bible and about 30 additional Christian books. Following

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  • Three secret believers arrested

    Three Christian men were arrested in a city café on March 1 in Morocco. During the arrest, police apparently gained information about other secret believers in the country. The arrest involved two young men who were meeting with an older believer from another city. While the two young men were relea

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