Global News - Redeem the Oppressed

What will happen to Christians in Afghanistan? Now when Taliban control Afghanistan.

Christians are being persecuted badly in the world, now we have to fight on another front. And that is Afghanistan!

Many people around the world are unaware that there is a small Christian community in Afghanistan. Although it is only in the thousands, but a true faithful believers.

After the fall of Afghanistan and the occupation of the Taliban, we are all worried for the people of Afghanistan. There are a large number of Afghans who do not follow the Taliban’s ideology and have no option but to leave the country.

The lives of Afghans people are in danger. Women have been forced to quit their jobs because the Taliban do not allow them to work, study or leave home. All these things are in the headlines of the world.

What is rarely reported is the plight of Christians and other religious minorities, who have been subjected to severe repression for the past twenty years and are now in even greater danger. Most of the Christians in Afghanistan have converted from Islam. This puts them in a more vulnerable position because according to Islam, leaving Islam is apostasy and is punishable by death.

Yesterday, after the fall of Kabul, there is a wild wave of fear amongst Christians and foreigners in Afghanistan. Most of them are in a fear of being killed. Christian pastors and home churches are being persecuted. Many have been sent deadly messages to cease and flee because the Taliban militants have the lists of the families who are converted from Islam to Christianity.

Our organization is in touch with many converted Christians and we are finding a way to rescue these people from this terrible situation.

Meanwhile we request the international community to Keep Afghan people in your prayers.

By Farrukh Saif

Farrukh Saif is a Pakistani human rights activist based in Germany. He founded his own organization, the Farrukh Saif Foundation (FSF), in 2009 with the goal of supporting marginalized and oppressed minorities in Pakistan who are affected by religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, forced conversions, abductions, rape, and bonded slavery. The main focus of the FSF is on the liberation of bonded laborers, particularly those working in brick kilns in rural areas of Pakistan. In 2018, the FSF merged with the US-based Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved. Throughout his career, Farrukh has been a leading voice for the rights of minorities in Pakistan and has gained international attention for his campaigns against the misuse of blasphemy laws and the belief that asylum is not a crime. In 2014, he played a key role in the release of hundreds of asylum seekers from Thai jails and has worked with his legal team to save numerous victims of strict blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Farrukh has also been invited by the Hungarian government to discuss his work and the issues he addresses. In addition to his work with the FSF, Farrukh has also been involved in various other humanitarian efforts, including providing health care services to internally displaced persons in Khayber Pakhtoon Khawa in 2009 and assisting flood victims in Sindh and Punjab in 2010. He has worked to aid victimized minorities in Pakistan and has a strong track record of successfully advocating for their rights. Farrukh joined forces with Keith Davies in 2018 to co-found the Emergency Committee to Save The Persecuted and Enslaved, and since 2009, they have collectively successfully rescued more than 36000 individuals from slavery and persecution.