Faith Costs Christian in Algeria His Family, Livelihood
A 32-year-old convert in Algeria has not seen much of his two young daughters since his wife divorced him and charged him with undermining Islam more than two years ago.
Ahmed Beghal (name changed for security reasons) has legal rights to visit his daughters, ages 4 and 6, but his wife‚Äôs family keeps them away from him. They began blocking him from seeing his daughters, and pressuring his wife to divorce him, when the Algerian police declined to arrest him in 2017, he said.
‚ÄúThey took my two daughters to prevent me from seeing them ‚Äď whenever I asked to see my daughters in accordance with the rights granted by the judge, my wife‚Äôs brothers created impediments and threatened me,‚ÄĚ Beghal told Morning Star News. ‚ÄúThis happened to me several times.‚ÄĚ
His wife had agreed to become a Christian three months after he converted in 2013. Of all the things he has withstood since then ‚Äď death threats, job...
Well, at least in Algeria he doesn't have to deal with all the Christmas hoopla that happens in the US. If you read any of the over 500 comments on the 'Great News Christ is Born' news story, you would get the impression that a lot of Christians here would jump at the chance to live in Algeria, or any other Muslim country where Christmas is not celebrated.