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Morocco Moving Hard Line With Missionaries Crackdown ?

Paul Cooper
Paul CooperOne of the most moderate Muslim nations may be shifting hard line and no one is paying attention.  In the last few months (though most happening on the same week in March) around 60 foreigners were expelled from the country.  What is their crime?  They are Christians, and a government once open to other faiths is now kicking out Christians (mostly long time aid workers) for proselytizing.  They offer no proof to the charge, no judges or courts, yet authorities have swept into areas and removed people in the midst of their good works.
On March 6th and 8th Moroccan authorities raided homes and orphanages of Christian aid workers.  The event was unexpected and no one outside of their government knew about the sudden change in treatment of Christian foreigners.  Chuck Lewis (not real name) had been working in Morocco for 15 years as a businessman who also did occasional community development aid (with 2 others including a Muslim).  Policemen picked him on the 6th and took him to the police station for a two hour interrogation.  The chief of police then came in and expelled him even though he admitted to not knowing why.  They only gave him hours to say goodbye to his wife and get ready to leave his home.

“You can imagine spending 15 years in a job and a country, and somebody giving you eight hours to get yourself ready.” – Chuck Lewis

I'm in the skull cap.

My wife is in the bottom left with a pickaxe.

Dr. Malcolm Williams was given similar treatment by officials on that same day.  He was a professor of translation at a local University for 21 years.  After five hours of interrogation he was put on a boat bound for Spain without even getting to say goodbye to his wife.

“(These) are not isolated incidents but clearly represent a systematic attempt to remove Christian workers from the country, and then in due course to scatter the emerging national Moroccan church.” -Dr. Malcolm Williams

A sudden change of policy in Morocco appears to be a type of soft Jihad against Christians in the country.  Many fear that the next step will be aggression against national Christians.  In fact, some have seen harsh treatment of nationals has already begun.  One former worker there told me  that her friends still in country have reported “heavy interrogation” of locals.

“The first wave was this deportation of foreign Christians.  Now the heat is on Moroccan Christians—it’s pretty intense.” – Jack Wald, Pastor of Rabat International Church in Morocco.

I’ve actually visited the Rabat International Church in Morocco on a Sunday morning 9 years ago.  In the summer of 2001 I went with my then fiance’ Amy and a small group of college students to Morocco for two weeks.  We were led by a former aid worker there.  We spent one week in Casablanca doing kids’ sports camps with a local organization.  The second week we traveled all over the country doing one day volunteer jobs.  One of those days was in an orphanage called Village of Hope (VOH), an orphanage for Moroccan children in a rural village near Ain Leuh in northern Morocco.  (Pictured below is me at a cafe’ and my now wife Amy working at VOH.)
 

 

The VOH orphanage that we spent a day at was hit by a raid on March 8th.  Officials swooped in, within hours all 16 oversees workers were deported.  Many of these were house parents of multiple orphans living in on site housing.  VOH is home to over 33 orphans who suddenly had no one to take care of them.  VOH was an open establishment and the government had previously approved of their work there and had visited the place multiple times before.  Suddenly they were being shut down for proselytizing.

The day we visited the orphanage in 2001 we saw no signs of people trying to convert any one.  It was loving people bringing up kids that were often left there by single Muslim women who feared for their lives if they kept their baby.  We spent our one day at VOH working on the grounds.  We basically took shovels and pickaxes and moved a pile of dirt somewhere else (pictured above).  It was a wonderful and caring place that has been terrorized by the government.

Why the change?  No one is sure.  Morocco has recently shifted from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.  The latest election gave the more modern and moderate party majority power.  The other two parties (one monarchist and one socialist) may be attempting to garner more power by getting the support of Islamists.  Or some wonder that the government might be simply trying to appease terrorist groups from future attacks on the country (there were violent attacks in 2003 and 2007).

Whatever the reason, our government needs to keep a closer eye on the once modern and moderate Muslim nation.  Our national security does not need a country, that is only a few miles from Spain, becoming a hotbed for Islamic extremism.  So far this turn of events has been largely ignored by the press and has not been addressed by President Obama.

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Morcelli
0 #1 Lies! Liies!a nd LiesMorcelli 2010-05-04 05:30
“You can imagine spending 15 years in a job and a country, and somebody giving you eight hours to get yourself ready.” – Chuck Lewis
Yes I can imagine, In the US you get a pink and and get ask to never set foot again after freezing all of your account and change the lock of your filing cabinet.

Around 60 foreigners were expelled from the country. What is their crime? They are Christians.
False better yet a lie, they were kicked out because they were proselytizers not because there were Christians.

They offer no proof to the charge.
False, the proof was all over the news from bibles to religious kids' books to propaganda material. You are right that they not get their day in court


"He was a professor of translation at a local University "
I never heard of such a title

"then in due course to scatter the emerging national Moroccan church.” -Dr. Malcolm Williams"
These are speculations. I wonder why Some Christians pretend to foresee the future in Sunday sermons.

"A sudden change of policy in Morocco appears to be a type of soft Jihad against Christians in the country."
It is a actually a sudden rise of proselytizers due to Morocco's lax environment to worship freely.

"I’ve actually visited the Rabat International Church in Morocco on a Sunday morning 9 years ago"
I too visited places 9 years ago. 9 years is lonnnnng time and things do change, such as the rise of virulent proselytizers.

"The latest election gave the more modern and moderate party majority power."
For your information Elections do not mean a thing in Morocco.


The other two parties (one monarchist and one socialist) may be attempting to garner more power by getting the support of Islamists.
It does not work that way Morocco espetially when Islamists are involves. Morocco is not Israel.
"Or some wonder that the government might be simply trying to appease terrorist groups from future attacks on the country. "
Morocco does not negotiate with terrorists. They throw them in Jail to create more terrorists. .

"Our national security does not need a country, that is only a few miles from Spain, becoming a hotbed for Islamic extremism."

There you have it, your only concern is you National security and the security of Spain. How about the National security of Morocco? Next time don't ask why we throw people out of Morocco.

Sickening indeed!

I have news for you. LONG LIVE THE VIGILANT KING!
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Soumaya
0 #2 A very tolerant country, indeed!Soumaya 2010-05-04 08:56
Dear M. Cooper,
Morocco has always been the host of many religious groups offering them the freedom to worship, from jews to christians, they have always been welcomed in Morocco. What is indeed not tolerated is the proselytizers and one should respect the country sovereignty in such case. Many christian groups use the AID as a way to infiltrate the system but thanks to the Moroccan intelligence, which should not be taken slightly, all was reveiled! The Moroccan government do not make any moves by guessing or speculating, they must have had complains from the local communities and found concrete evidences against the prolytizers.
If Morocco hosted you for the past 15 years, you should be thankful and you probably know better than anybody else your real intentions! I can't judge anybody that's why I call upon your conscience!
Besides, raising a red flag on Morocco's security system and requesting an intervention of the USA is not something that will change the fact that Morocco is a very tolerant and a modern Muslim country!! I believe, each country should look into its own business and mind those of others!
Long live Morocco and its KING!
Peace out
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morro yankee
0 #3 leave the king alonemorro yankee 2010-05-05 11:57
first of all, morocco had the right to send any body home if they suspected that foul play was on for christinizing young kids period, and to tell you the truth, i never seen a muslim group trying to convert , judeo or evengelical christians here, in the usa, so , what the hell christian groups are doing in morocco in the first place, they think , they are helping young and orphan kids, but in reality, they are just making their lives miserable, how a normal muslim kid would grow up in christian society, you do the math, and do me a favor, stop inciting that morocco is a breeding ground for a terrorits , i know you wouldn't said that to my face, eventhough i was born here in the us to a mix american moroccan and american italian descents,and yes i support the king of morocco eventhough i don't know him very well, he has done a lot for morocco that any other king before him as far as the economy freedom and human right,so please, leave the king and morocco alone, i don't think you wanna see the morro anger, it's not pretty.
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Rush
0 #4 Kick Christianist out of Morocco is a Moroccan right just like US going after Islamists..Rush 2010-05-07 03:51
I second "leave the king alone"...the king and kings in Morocco have been open and super tolerant to any religion, but it's time to take action when lines are crossed. These christianists play innocence but indeed they are evil believe me again I'm saying evil with an adgenda to convert evey muslim if they can and certainly in muslim countries. They are even working with their propaganda to infiriorating Islam and make it look like a religion of intolerance, hate and terrorism. This is unecceptable, we have to protest our country from these psychos...They aproach you as nice but the reality is that they are s I said psycho...
I would like to know who is financing their stay in Morocco and their evangilism?
I also would like to ask why are they going after unaged kids and not older people. My answer would be because they can offer a religion in the form of hope and dreams that can come true and and these lies...They are everywhere in africa, muslim countries working hard to convert mulims. I know because I couple of them who work in africa...
Watch the US TV adn see what they say about Islam only insults...
Watch out Morocco and I support the government to kick these nuts out any time...
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Saladin
0 #5 For those who support VOH (Village of Hope) Saladin 2010-05-23 19:25
We do support village of hope...but as it is now. Children born to Muslim parents and raised as expected by loving, caring and responsible Muslim families. VOH say they care about the orphans. Can they tell the people what happened to the ex-orphans? I mean the children who had been raised by two American ladies (Miss Doran and Miss Coats). Could you please tell us why you shunned Hassan, Mounir (amongst others) away, although the land on which they established their "shrine" belongs to them? Could VOH please tell people that These ex-orphans are still suing Broadbent, Herman Boonstra(p) and Errol, “Harms” (among others) for "looting" a land that belongs to the orphans raised by the two American ladies? VOH didn’t abide by the golden rule: I guess you know it: "do not do to others what you would not like to be done to you". In Biblical terms, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." (Bible (King James)/Matthew#7:12
Jesus Peace Be Upon Him loves, So does Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him. Accept this message from a "benighted Ishmilite"
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Saladin
0 #6 For those who support VOH (Village of Hope) Saladin 2010-05-23 19:26
We do support village of hope...but as it is now. Children born to Muslim parents and raised as expected by loving, caring and responsible Muslim families. VOH say they care about the orphans. Can they tell the people what happened to the ex-orphans? I mean the children who had been raised by two American ladies (Miss Doran and Miss Coats). Could you please tell us why you shunned Hassan, Mounir (amongst others) away, although the land on which they established their "shrine" belongs to them? Could VOH please tell people that These ex-orphans are still suing Broadbent, Herman Boonstra(p) and Errol, “Harms” (among others) for "looting" a land that belongs to the orphans raised by the two American ladies? VOH didn’t abide by the golden rule: I guess you know it: "do not do to others what you would not like to be done to you". In Biblical terms, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." (Bible (King James)/Matthew#7:12
Jesus Peace Be Upon Him loves, So does Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him. Accept this message from a "benighted Ishmilite"
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Saladin
0 #7 Village of Hope: No Chicken-and-Egg Mystery Saladin 2010-05-23 19:41
Yes, there is no chicken-and-egg mystery about who comes first: Errol Muller or Herman Boonstra. Despite their diabolic reputation, they did something good. Specifically, we discovered that Herman Boonstra had a famous VASE in the institution. Well, Mr. Boonstra used to hang photos of late Arab or Muslim leaders like leaves emanating from that notorious vase. He had a picture of Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein… Yet, he was too short-sighted to guess that his own caricature will make the bulk of the whole plant. Although we don’t like this saying, but for this context it is simply perfect “Every dog has his day” and your day had been scheduled earlier than you expected, contemptible Christian Evangelicals.
Errol and his demoralized matchstick cavalrymen and women rode back and scattered themselves on different host countries. The irony is that the wolf pack (the Broadbents, the Mullers, the Boonstras, The Padillas, Akright; Syrjala…) set about transforming Ain Leuh area into a theocracy modeled on those tried before by colonialism.
N.B.
Although determined to avoid direct conflict with the local townsmen of Ain Leuh, the free masons of VOH (Village of Hell) lost no opportunity to vent the zealous religious spleen on ordinary, illiterate young and old “poor” people alike as close an approximation to the ways of the early rotten colonialists as they could manage within the law, even to the extent of employing money to entice these poor people into leaving Islam to “hug” a thorny belief of which they know nothing.
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Saladin
0 #8 Visit us to see what VOH has been doing in Ain LeuhSaladin 2010-05-23 19:45
Our blog: http://proudainleuh.blogspot.com/

Our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=101623129879992&ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=101623129879992
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Alanssary
0 #9 SOUTH AFRICAN-DUTCH AUCTION OF MOROCCAN INFANTS: MUSLIM INFANTS ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY Alanssary 2010-06-11 08:29
THE MEN WHO CORRUPTED AIN LEUH: VOH EVANGELICALS WANTED TO MOLD MOROCCO IN THEIR DEVILISH IMAGE

What is Village of hope! It is a plan. Moreover it is a conspirational, wicked representationa l effort reflecting the most iniquitous and devilish character of the talents, skills, abilities, and processes designed and implemented by Evangelicals to effectively operate in Muslim countries. Their efforts included affiliations, relationships, courtesy along with undercover destruction of the whole value system of Muslim countries, in our case Morocco. They have a keen eye on the end product of achieving goals, objectives, and effective results to meet the changing needs of poor, illiterate and even, at least to them, "benighted” Ishmaelites. Of course, within their so-called fellowship, the Evangelicals overseas provide instructional and supportive services which the masterminds of civilizational chaos and cross-cultural wickedness make use of in pursuit of their Machiavellian goals.


Chris Broadbent and his disciples were not merely charismatic superhuman Satans as some of us used to think. Rather, they were a horde of pathetic schizoid men who had a demented vision of “purifying” the gene pool of Morocco by inseminating hatred in little innocent Muslim children. They tried aimlessly to achieve their sick goals by exercising total control over their innocent subjects in the suburbs of Ain Leuh. Acts of brainwashing were cherished inside the destitution. In other words, their ambitions, backed by their psychic numbness, justified in their deranged minds all acts of cruelty.
A few years ago, a stunning children auction took place at the hearth of the Village of Hope three miles outside Ain Leuh, Morocco. Two little innocent orphans were put on the auction block. Word of the sale had spread throughout the Evangelical world for weeks, drawing potential buyers from the four corners of the world. Village of Hope institution and other lodging spaces were quickly appropriated by the influx of visitors. In the days running up to the auction, the VOH underwent daily inspections to inspect, evaluate and determine an appropriate price for the human merchandise on display.

As Muslims, this is the first time we hear of children being sold. The rules of the auction stipulated that the kids would be sold to Evangelical "families" - defined as a husband and wife and any offspring. However, there was no guarantee that this rule would be adhered to in this case. The sale gained such renown that it attracted the attention of eminent evangelicals overseas, some of whom are descendants of the early Puritans.
We want to reveal to our readers the barbarity inherent in these proselytisers' ability to own and sell innocent little Muslim children.
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