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Muslims Turn to Christ in Algeria - CBN Report!

Another terrorist attack occurred against innocents in Algeria--this one, like most in recent years, was the work of the North African wing of al Qaeda.<br />
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The Algerian people are trying to move beyond a bloody 15-year Islamic insurgency that has claimed as many as 200,000 lives there. While the government continues its fight against al Qaeda and other Islamists, another battle is being waged- -this one for the hearts and souls of Algerians.<br />
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Muslims are coming to Christ there as never before--mostly in mountain villages among berber ethnic groups.<br />
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Youssef Ourahmane is an Algerian pastor.<br />
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&quot;The church is still growing fast, I have no doubt about it. The TV has a tremendous impact on the lives of the people there--especially Arabic language stations where for the first time many Algerians of course watch and see and hear Muslim converts who are preaching, who are teaching and telling them stories and also getting some facts about Islam and their faith in the Koran,&quot; he said.<br />
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Christianity existed in Algeria long before Islam, but disappeared in the 12th century. Today, Islam is the dominant faith, but Christianity is making a comeback.<br />
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The Algerian church has grown to about 70,000 adherents. Seventy percent of the Chirstians are under the age of thirty. Hundreds stand in line for more than an hour just to attend services in one church building.<br />
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Prosyletizing Muslims is against the law in Algeria. Regardless, one evangelist--a former Muslim--travels on trains playing a guitar, singing Christian songs and telling passengers about Christ. The train ride lasts about five to six hours, so he says he has a captive audience--passengers can't leave.<br />
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He added that overcoming fear of Muslims has been crucial to church gr

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