U.S. Lawmaker Speaks Out for the Persecuted

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Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., is calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to suspend more than $700 million in economic aid to Morocco.

Wolf, who's well known for his human rights advocacy, claims Morocco "blatantly disregards the rights of American citizens," and should not be rewarded for it.

Click play for Wolf's comments to CBN News on the situation in Morocco.

In March, Morocco -- an Islamic nation in north Africa -- deported 40 American Christian workers, including some who cared for orphans in the country. In the past two weeks, the government has also deported more than 28 Christians from eight nations.

Morocco's ambassador to the U.S. told CBN News that these Christians were deported for breaking a law against proselytizing.

"We welcome Christians in Morocco. and we are very, very happy to have them," he said. "But the laws have to be respected and nobody can be allowed to disrupt the balance and touch the fabric of Moroccan society."

The deported Christians said they were not proselytizing. Now, Moroccan believers are requesting prayer. Many say this is the worst crackdown on Christians in more than 40 years.

Meanwhile, Wolf said he plans to hold hearings on Morocco in the House's Human Rights Commission, which he leads.

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