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Algeria

Algeria

Algeria

RESTRICTED

Capital
Algiers

Size
Slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas.

Main Languages
Arabic, French, Berber

Time
At 6:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 12:00 p.m. in Algeria.

History
France used to rule Algeria. In 1962, Algeria became an independent country. Since then, Algerian people have suffered from frequent violence and wars.Religion
Algerians are predominantly Muslim.

Persecution
Islam is the official religion of Algeria. However, many people in Algeria are becoming Christians! But the government places limits on Christian activities. Anyone who writes materials, or makes tapes or DVDs that “shake the faith of Muslims” can go to jail. Matthew 7:24–25 and Hebrews 12:28 tell us that Jesus offers a faith that will keep us from being shaken.


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