|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Leader||President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi|
Egypt: ISIS’ Next Target.
The Church in Egypt is under constant pressure. The Islamic State has named Egypt their next target and regularly attacks churches. Attacks are especially frequent around religious celebrations like Easter and Christmas. Believers are discriminated against by their communities, their land is stolen and dispossessed, and they live under repressive laws imposed by the state.
Egypt is 90% Muslim. Christians are typically regarded as second-class citizens. In Egypt, the fundamental human rights of Christians are disregarded. Christians face a high level of pressure from Egyptian society and violence from Islamic extremists. Over 75 Christians died in attacks by Islamic extremists in 2017 alone.
Daily teachings by fanatic Imams (Islamic mosque leaders) have also encouraged increased hostility and violence towards Christians. Because of this, many believers, including young children, have had to deal with the trauma that comes along with being a follower of Jesus in Egypt.
Your help makes a difference for persecuted Christians in Egypt by:
Pray for new Christians to experience God’s care when rejected by their families for leaving Islam.
Pray for God to reveal himself to leaders of Islamic extremist groups. Pray that Jesus will help them see Him as the only Way.
Pray for discriminated Christians to learn to trust and hope in God for all situations.