Middle East and Africa

ISRAEL

Warning Issued against New Buddhist Center in Israel

The anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim has issued a warning against a new Buddhist center which is set to open in Israel’s Arava region.

According to the warning, an agreement was recently signed by the Central Arava Regional Council and a non-profit organization by the name ‘Wisdom and Intelligence’ which allocates hundreds of acres in the Arava for the establishment of a ‘spiritual university’ based on and operating in accordance with the international principles of Buddhism.IsraelNationalNews.com, Jan 13, 2010

MOROCCO

Morocco Expels Christian Evangelists

Claiming that a foreign the group “exploited some families’ poverty and targeted their minor children,” violating rules on guardianship and breaking Morocco’s laws against proselytizing to Muslims Morocco’s Interior Ministry, 16 foreign volunteers and their biological children were asked to leave the country immediately.http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=051706093445

SAUDI ARABIA

Two Indian Christians Arrested in Saudi Arabia

Two Indian workers were arrested in Saudi Arabiarecently on charges of proselytizing and sentenced to 45 days in prison. http://in.christiantoday.com/articles/two-indian-christians-arrested-in-saudi-arabia/6129.htm