Moroccan Christians risk persecution with YouTube testimonies

moroccanchristians(WNS)–In a new series of YouTube podcasts, Moroccan Christians are stepping out of the shadows, showing their faces, and telling their stories. Speaking to their countrymen, they proclaim themselves “Moroccan and Christian.” The public testimonies counter the common view that to be Moroccan is to be Muslim and that all Christians living in Morocco are foreigners, not natives. The small religious minority faces community and government persecution. In one video, a woman named Iman says her husband’s relatives assumed she was foreign-born because they knew she was a Christian, according to Moroccan World News (MWN).  “We don’t know what might happen, some people want to keep it hidden, and we respect that,” one 24-year-old man told US News. “But at the same time we encourage people to do what God commands us to do, that’s preaching and telling people.”

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