Azerbaijanis Fined, Detained for Selling Religious Books

(World Watch Monitor) New cases have emerged of Azerbaijanis facing heavy fines and imprisonment for trying to sell or distribute religious literature. The South Caucasus state, which supposedly allows religious freedoms under its secular constitution, has made it difficult in the past for Christians to practice their faith.

In December 2016 two church leaders were fined for holding an “illegal” prayer meeting. Two months earlier, Azerbaijan officially registered the Bible Society after a 20-year wait, but it remained unclear whether printed Bibles would fall foul of the country’s strict regulations on religious publishing.

Kifayat Maharramova is the most recent individual known to have been fined for selling religious literature without the required approval from the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, according to regional news agency Forum 18.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    A nation of 90% Muslim. Muslims doing the Muslim thing faithfully and accurately.
    No Judeo-Christian values = No freedom on Planet Earth.
    Muslims should actually read the Holy Bible as they are supposed to.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    “The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
    The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
    The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
    The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.
    The fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever.
    The decrees of the Lord are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.”

    (The Holy Bible – Psalm chapter 19)

  • taxpayer22

    On April 24, 1915 the Muslims commenced the genocide of 1.5 million Armenian , Assyrian, and Greek Christians.

  • taxpayer22

    According to Hirsi Ali, the West is blind to the Dawa = Islamic propaganda = : the Jihad ideology behind the Muslim terror attacks.