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Libya arrests 2 over alleged conversion attempts

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Libyan security forces have arrested two American citizens for allegedly trying to convert Muslims there to Christianity.

Neither have been named by the authorities. Both are reported to have worked at the same private language school in the capital Tripoli.

Libya arrests 2 over alleged conversion attempts
Converting a Muslim to Christianity is banned in Libya

One of the men is accused of working as a missionary for the Assemblies of God organisation – based in the US state of Arkansas.

Two Libyans were also arrested on similar charges. Islam is the state religion of Libya.

While Christians are free to worship there, attempting to convert Muslims to other faiths is banned.

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