JORDAN EXPELS FOREIGN CHRISTIANS FOR ILLEGAL PREACHING

The Muslim-majority country of Jordan acknowledged Wednesday that it expelled foreign Christians for illegal preaching under what it claims was the guise of charity work.

The announcement is the first official acknowledgment that the government has clamped down on several foreign Christian preachers. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Christians had come to Jordan under the "pretext of charitable and voluntary activities, but they had violated the law by undertaking preaching activities and were expelled", according to The Jerusalem Post.

Under Jordanian law, conversion from Islam to Christianity is not allowed in Muslim conservative Jordan and foreign missionary groups are banned from seeking converts, according to Agence France-Presse. But the government must sanction preaching and any religious activity, whether Christian or Muslim

RLCC: Why does Islam fear the preaching of Christianity when Christians don't fear the preaching of Mohammed?

No one can be forced to God. God doesn't do that. It's voluntary or not at all. So many so-called Muslims and Christians don't understand it.

Originally from Christian Today on February 22, 2008, 2:02am

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