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Algeria, North Africa
Population: 39,542,000
Chief of State: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal
Christians: 1.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 42nd
Life Expectancy: 75.41 Years
Literacy Rate: 91.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 23%
Refugees Living in Algeria: 99,005

Pray for Algeria - facebook page

Algerian authorities have banned female public sector employees from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work. The Prime Minister publicized the decision in a letter to ministers and regional governors. The ban has been met with both positive and negative reactions on social media, with some hailing it as progressive while others called it an attempt to control women and what they choose to wear. Algeria has been split between moderate and more radical forms of Islam since it was plunged into years of civil war. Most Algerian women do not wear the niqab, a custom imported from traditionally conservative Arab countries. Pray that the women will find freedom from harsh imposing traditions. Pray that the women will turn to the Lord and the “spiritual veil” will be removed as they know Him (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 3:16).

Muslim-majority Algeria bans Islamic face veils for its public sector workers to improve 'security and communication'

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Algeria, North Africa
Population: 39,542,000
Chief of State: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal
Christians: 1.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 42nd
Life Expectancy: 75.41 Years
Literacy Rate: 91.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 23%
Refugees Living in Algeria: 99,005

Pray for Algeria - facebook page

Algerian authorities have banned female public sector employees from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work. The Prime Minister publicized the decision in a letter to ministers and regional governors. The ban has been met with both positive and negative reactions on social media, with some hailing it as progressive while others called it an attempt to control women and what they choose to wear. Algeria has been split between moderate and more radical forms of Islam since it was plunged into years of civil war. Most Algerian women do not wear the niqab, a custom imported from traditionally conservative Arab countries. Pray that the women will find freedom from harsh imposing traditions. Pray that the women will turn to the Lord and the “spiritual veil” will be removed as they know Him (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 3:16).

Muslim-majority Algeria bans Islamic face veils for its public sector workers to improve 'security and communication'