Afghanistan persecution: Taliban have a “hit-list” of Christians to murder

Monday, August 23, 2021

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - The leader of the underground church in Afghanistan has given a first-hand ground report, explaining that believers are in grave danger and that the Taliban have a “hit-list” of Christians they are searching for to murder, the Christian Post (CP) reports. Known as “Pastor X” for security reasons, the church leader gave his report to the Global Catalytic Ministries non-profit organization.

In his report released on Tuesday last week, Pastor X said: “The Taliban has a hit-list of known Christians they are targeting to pursue and kill. The U.S. Embassy is defunct and there is no longer a safe place for believers to take refuge. People are fleeing into the mountains looking for asylum. They are fully reliant on God, who is the only One who can and will protect them.”

The statement by Pastor X also explains that the Taliban are going door-to-door and taking women and children. "If they find a young girl and the house was not marked, they will execute the entire family," the pastor said in his report. "If a married woman 25 years old or older has been found, the Taliban promptly kill her husband, do whatever they want to her, and then sell her as a sex slave.”

Accordingly, Pastor X said: “Husbands and fathers have given their wives and daughters guns and told them that when the Taliban come, they can choose to kill them or kill themselves — it is their choice.”

Corroborating the report by Pastor X, Rex Rogers, the president of the nonprofit Christian media ministry SAT-7 said in a statement Tuesday: “We’re hearing from reliable sources that the Taliban demand people’s phones, and if they find a downloaded Bible on your device, they will kill you immediately. It’s incredibly dangerous right now for Afghans to have anything Christian on their phones. The Taliban have spies and informants everywhere."