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Freedom of Religion The Constitution provides that Islam is the official religion and designates the King as Commander of the Faithful with the responsibility of ensuring respect for Islam Although the Constitution provides for freedom of religion only Islam Christianity and Judaism are tolerated in practice however in 1996 a small foreign Hindu community received the right to perform cremations and to hold services Other foreign communities enjoy similar religious privileges However Bahais face restrictions on the practice of their faith The Government does not license or approve religions or religious organizations The Government provides tax benefits land and building grants subsidies and customs exemptions for imports necessary for the observance of the major religions Ninety-nine percent of citizens are Sunni Muslims The Jewish community of approximately 5000 practices its faith freely and openly as does the somewhat larger foreign Christian Roman Catholic and Protestant community The Bahai community of 350 to 400 persons has been forbidden to meet or participate in communal activities since 1983 Islamic law and tradition call for strict punishment of any Muslim who converts to another faith Citizens who convert to Christianity and other religions sometimes face social ostracism and in the past a small number have faced short periods of questioning by the authorities Although voluntary conversion is not a crime under the Criminal or Civil Codes it remains a crime under religious law and few citizens make such a distinction Any attempt to induce a Muslim to convert is illegal According to Article 220 of the Penal Code any attempt to stop one or more persons from the exercise of their religious beliefs or attendance at religious services is unlawful and may be punished by 3 to 6 months of imprisonment and a fine of 10 95 dirhams to 50 475 dirhams The Article applies the same penalty to anyone who employs incitements in order to shake the faith of a Muslim or
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