|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Government||Federal Presidential Republic|
|Leader||President Azali Assoumani|
“Barely three days after I decided to follow Christ, my house was burned down.”
– Titus*, a believer from Comoros.
What Does Persecution Look Like?
Christians in Comoros are not able to share their faith freely in public. If they do, they face legal consequences. No religion, except Islam, is allowed to encourage conversion. Converts from Muslim backgrounds are often pressured to keep their faith secret.
In some parts of the country, extremist groups threaten Christians with violence. While the country is making progress in stability and democracy, there is still a rise of radical Islam throughout the population.
Who Is Most Vulnerable To Persecution?
Persecution is common in all Christian communities in Comoros. However, the level of persecution that Christians from a Muslim background experience is much more extreme than the levels other groups face.
In this matriarchal country, male believers are often dependent on their families or in-laws and pressured to return to Islam.
*Name changed for security purposes.
Pray that believers will be faithful in their work to glorify God.
Pray that God will give wisdom, courage and support to Christians who have left Islam.
Pray that God will strengthen the community of believers in Comoros so they can support each other.