Source of persecution: Islamic extremism/dictatorial paranoia
The legal system names all citizens as Muslim and all legislation is based on Islamic law. Apostasy is not a criminal offence, but Omani converts face legal discrimination and could lose their family, job, or even their life if their faith is discovered. Almost the entire Christian population is expatriate; there are few indigenous Christians. All religious organisations must register and Christian meetings are monitored. Several foreign workers were deported in 2011 because of their Christian activities.
- That the few indigenous believers will find ways to meet for fellowship
- Open evangelism is prohibited by law. Pray for wisdom for Christians sharing the gospel
- Permission is needed from the authorities for the distribution of religious literature. Pray that God’s Word will spread through Christian TV and internet sites.