In recent years, Kenya has seen an increase in religious violence and terrorism. Al-Shabaab has launched numerous attacks from its base of operation in Somalia, crossing into Kenya and attacking churches and Christian communities, and then retreating back to Somalia. Read more →
Beginning in the late 1990s, Indonesia erupted into a hotbed of Islamic Jihad. Splinter military units and Islamic militias traveled across islands attacking predominately Christian communities. In some cases, these groups slaughtered entire communities of hundreds of Christians. Read more →
Kenya was once among the most stable countries in Africa; in recent years political unrest and outside organizations have been a destabilizing force. Al-Shabaab, an Islamic terrorist organization based in Somalia has begun conducting attacks Kenya with small groups of gunmen crossing the border and many times targeting Christian communities.
Christians in Egypt face persecution in several different ways. They are a population that has been deprived education and opportunities on a systematic level for many generations, resulting in them being a lower-level citizen. They have few ways to improve their future and many have to result to dangerous jobs and moving to other countries. This is what happened to the 21 Egyptian Martyrs in Libya.
Christians in Nigeria face persecution on multiple fronts: in the north there are Boko Hram Terrorists killing and kidnapping children including the #BringBackOurGirls; in the east there are the Fulani Militants attacking Christian farming communities; and tribal and political lines create more issues.