There is something strange happening in Morocco, the authorities there are having a major clampdown on Christians, with many individuals and families being thrown out of the country, and many projects and churches being closed down.
On the face of it this apears to be a major backward step for Morocco, which had been pushing forward in terms of human rights, but which now seems to be heading in a radically different direction.
Even long term Morocco watchers are astonished by this turn of events, which seems destined to end in the ‘re-islamicisation’ of the country.
I have heard of people who are long standing residents there (20+) years being expelled, people who thought of the country as home. I’ve been completely perplexed by what seems to be a very suprise attack on Christians living in the country.
I would think that this will have a very negative impact on the way that the country is perceived from the outside, just at a very difficult time.
My thoughts are with those who have been turfed out of their homes and chucked out of the country, and my prayers are with those who may yet suffer the social, political and economic backlash of this bizarre turn of events.