Brownback: Afghanistan Now ‘Desperate and Deadly’ for Christians

Brownback: Afghanistan Now ‘Desperate and Deadly’ for Christians


Sam Brownback, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said this week that the situation for Christians and other religious minorities in Afghanistan has become a matter of life and death.

In an interview published Wednesday, Brownback told the National Catholic Register that under Taliban rule, Christians, and especially Christian converts, are “extraordinarily vulnerable,” and since they were given no way to exit, “they’re getting desperate to flee.”

“I’ve got lists myself of hundreds of individuals trying to get out — mostly it’s a combination of Christian converts and NGO (nongovernmental organization) workers, local NGO workers that were associated with Western NGOs,” Brownback said.

As Breitbart News reported last week, Christians in Afghanistan have been turning off their cell phones and fleeing to local hill country to avoid being tracked and hunted down by the Taliban.

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The Barnabas Fund, a Christian persecution watchdog group, also warned that Christians

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