An Aghan woman speaking under a pseudonym for fear of retribution said the Taliban are going “door-to-door” in Afghanistan, snatching up young girls, and killing Christians “on the spot.”
A woman named Gulshan shared her harrowing experience in an interview with persecution watchdog Open Doors USA, revealing the dire state of affairs and the ongoing hunger plight that has raged since the Taliban took back power last August.
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“The Taliban are going door-to-door snatching young girls and destroying families,” she said in an emotional video. “They are conducting a door-to-door search to find us, and if they find us, they kill believers on the spot.”
Gulshan said Christians in Afghanistan “live in fear” that they will either be killed by the Taliban or “die of hunger.” To underscore the severity of the situation, she shared how she and her family have been forced to live on one bowl of lentils over a three-day period.
“Jesus has called us to bear much suffering,” she said. “But when I see my son and daughter, my heart sinks, and I lose courage. Dear Lord, do not let them lose hope in a better tomorrow.”
Gulshan said she and her fellow Christians cannot worship together and must meet in the “dead of night” so that neither the preacher nor Christ-followers can be identified.
The grieving woman spoke about how her faith — and the beliefs of Christian Americans — are the same.
“I know that my Jesus and yours is one,” Gulshan said, speaking to American viewers.
The tragic interview comes as Afghanistan is now rated the worst nation in the world for Christian persecution, according to Open Doors USA’s 2022 World Watch List.
The shocking development is undoubtedly the “biggest seismic shift” in decades, as North Korea, the reclusive and oppressive East Asian country, was bumped from the top spot it had occupied for 20 years.
“This year’s 2022 World Watch List, we think, is the biggest seismic shift in over 20 years because Afghanistan is now the No. 1 country on the World Watch List, supplanting North Korea,” Open Doors USA CEO David Curry recently told Faithwire.
It also comes as women’s rights are reportedly under attack in Afghanistan. And The Associated Press reported In December that Afghanistan, which has lost the support of international funding, is slipping “deeper into desperate times.” Food lines, cold, and a lack of resources abound, as millions live in temporary camps, and nearly 97% could soon be living below the poverty line.
Continue to pray for the Afghan people as poverty and chaos rage inside the nation’s borders. To find out more about how you can help, visit Open Doors USA.
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