The Taliban has begun to kidnap and rape girls and women in Afghanistan and are targeting Christians for death, according to multiple reports.
A firsthand report from PR Newswire reads, “The Taliban are going door-to-door taking women and children. The people must mark their house with an “X” if they have a girl over 12 years old, so that the Taliban can take them. If they find a young girl and the house was not marked they will execute the entire family. If a married woman 25 years 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.”
LifeSite News reports:
The ground report describes how “[h]usbands 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.”
SAT-7, an organization focused on bringing the Gospel to the Middle East and North Africa via “inspirational, informative and educational television services,” has reported that the Taliban is demanding people’s cell phones and “that if they find a downloaded Bible on [their] device, they will kill [them] immediately.”
“It’s incredibly dangerous right now for Afghans to have anything Christian on their phones. The Taliban have spies and informants everywhere,” stated SAT-7 North American President Dr. Rex Rogers.
Pastor X, an undercover pastor in Afghanistan reporting to Global Catalytic Ministries stated, “What we are witnessing right now is the decimation of the country and people of Afghanistan. The Taliban has a hit list of known Christians that they are targeting to hunt down and kill.” God is the only one who can protect them and their Christian leaders at this time he explained.
According to Brother Samuel, the Open Doors Field Director for Asia, it is “almost impossible to be a follower of Jesus in this country.”