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Mauritania: Muslims Demand Investigation of Christians

  • Religion Today Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2012 May 12

May 12, 2012

Muslim protesters in Mauritania have called on the government to investigate all Christians in the country, claiming that Christians were involved in the burning of a Quran after Islamic prayers one Friday in April, Voice of the Martyrs reports. The protesters said other Islamic books were burned on the same day and that many copies of the Bible were distributed, insinuating Christians had some part in what they consider one of the worst offenses possible. The Muslims called on the government to investigate Christians to determine their part in the event and, if found guilty, to punish them. In many Islamic countries, desecrating a Quran is punishable by life in prison or even death.