Today, Afghanistan is the most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. The ruling Taliban Islamic movement has mandated the practice of Islam, killing anyone found to be a follower of Jesus. With such radical oppression prevalent, it is estimated that 99.7% of the 38 million Afghans are Muslim.
Not only do the people of Afghanistan face religious persecution, they also face political and social oppression that limit human rights, particularly those of women. Many believers have attempted to escape the country, but for the few who remain, just possessing a Bible poses a risk to their life. Unconfirmed reports estimate there are between 1,000 and 18,000 believers secretly practicing their faith in Afghanistan.