|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Leader||President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz|
Mauritania: Pressure On Converts.
Islam dominates all aspects of life in Mauritania. Over 99% of the country’s population is Muslim. The government is unwilling to recognise the presence of Christians, let alone allow anyone to become one. For anyone who leaves Islam to follow Jesus, the punishment is death. They have 3 days to deny their faith.
Worship Made Difficult.
Christians with a Muslim background gather in secret. They fear they’re being watched. The government is determined to hold on to power and increase its legitimacy among Islamic groups. This aggressive environment makes life hard for Christians. It’s impossible to openly run church services.
Islamic extremism has a large influence on society. Those who have left Islam to follow Jesus are often denied access to communal resources. This can include water and using certain roads. It’s vital they have access to resources in order to survive in a country full of poverty
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