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1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. Human rights
12. History
13. Cities and Towns

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Index / Religions / Freedom
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Religious freedom

The constition designates Islam as the state religion of Morocco, but it also guarantees religious freedom for all faiths. Yet, criticism of Islam is illegal, and punishable with up to 5 years in prison.
Morocco is one of few Muslim countries that permits a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim; this has become very popular, thousands of women do so every year.
Missionary activity is illegal, and considered to threaten the fundamental positio of Islam in society.
Conversion from Islam is legal in Morocco, but reports tell that society reacts with great intolerance to the individuals or families that do so.

By Tore Kjeilen