Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
“Compassion and security are not mutually exclusive”, Tim Breene, CEO of World Relief said. Meanwhile, Franklin Graham and other evangelical leaders support Trump.
According to Open Doors, 215 million Christians suffer “high, very high or extreme persecution”. North Korea continues at the top of the World Watch List. Africa is the region in which more Christians are killed because of their faith.
Jamil, a former Muslim: “Yemenis follow Christ with all their hearts. There is no way back. We all know that. Becoming a Christian will cost you much”.
A report launched by the EU Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief analyses the restrictions in 53 countries. “Human rights should not be a hobby, they should be a core task for a diplomat.”
The war-torn country is ruled by Sharia law, and 99% of the population is Muslim. One of the victims “had been receiving direct threats from Al Qaeda members that he knew personally.”
The conflict has killed more than 700 and caused 121,000 to flee their homes.