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August 2010

Afghan Christians

 

Barnabas Fund has issued an appeal to pray for Afghan Christians, who are being arrested and executed by the Afghan Government.

     According to letters sent to Barnabas Fund, the Afghan media and politicians alike are calling for the death of converts from Islam, in line with Islamic sharia law.

     One letter read: ‘We do not know how the whole world and especially the global church is silent and closing their eyes while thousands of their brothers and sisters (Body of Christ) are in pain, facing life danger and death penalty and are tortured, persecuted and called criminals’.

     In June, TV footage was broadcast showing alleged Afghan Muslim converts to Christianity, including scenes of baptisms. This created a storm of abuse, demonstrations and death-threats countrywide, while the TV programme called for Afghans to turn in their converted neighbours.

     Laws are being passed to restrict and round up converts, and mission work is increasingly hard. (More information from: www.barnabasfund.org).

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