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The age of religious war is supposed to be long past, but try telling that to members of the fledgling Christian movement across North Africa. The region, conquered by the followers of Muhammad more than a millennium ago, is witnessing a renewed assault on the church — and indeed on religious liberty.
Accusers who say an Algerian Christian insulted Islam provided no evidence to a judge hearing the Christian’s appeal of his original sentence. Karim Siaghi, a convert to Christianity, was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison and fined, even though prosecutors had brought no evidence or witnesses before the court.
This week, as we remember the iconic film that captured the hearts of viewers around the world, I hope we can join together in raising awareness of the real-life crisis occurring not far from the unforgettable scenes that first captured our imagination.