Trapped Afghan Christians Plead for Christians Around the World to Be their Advocates

“People are terrified, everyone is afraid. I am only 16 years old and cannot take what is happening around me. I’m crying out to God right now.” – A Christian girl in Afghanistan (Graphic and quote courtesy of SAT-7)

G7 leaders are meeting virtually this week as chaos continues in Afghanistan. In Kabul, Taliban militants were searching for and hanging anyone who worked with the United States. See our full Afghanistan coverage here.

On Friday, a confidential United Nations report confirmed Taliban fighters were hunting for anyone who collaborated with Western forces “and were threatening to kill or harm their relatives if they do not surrender.”

Christians in Afghanistan fear torture and execution. They’re asking believers like you to be their voice. “It’s dire. We’ve seen the Taliban in the past, we know what they do,” says Rex Rogers of SAT-7 USA, a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa.

“We know what their values and worldview drives them to do. They’ll likely get even more violent.”

United States President Joe Biden faces increasing criticism at home and abroad over his handling of the crisis. Last week, the president and his team admitted surprise over the Taliban blitz.

For others, concern began with April’s announcement of a full U.S. troop withdrawal. Taliban forces gained significant territory by the end of June and didn’t stop there. Insurgents controlled roughly half of Afghanistan’s districts by July, seizing provincial capitals and the national capital city in a matter of days.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth