Not a single Christian church remains standing in Afghanistan.
A decade ago, American troops began a military campaign in that country
to oust the oppressive Taliban regime. Well, the Taliban have been
ousted—at least from the central national government—and the new
government is ostensibly an American ally. But a decade later, the
situation facing any Christians who remain in Afghanistan remains
oppressive. The poor people of Afghanistan may have seen some
improvement in their lot during the past ten years—that is debatable—but
in terms of religious freedom nothing has changed.
It was early in October that we learned about the demolition of
Afghanistan’s last remaining Christian church. But the building was
actually destroyed in March 2010; about 18 months passed before the US
State Department passed the news along to the American people.
Apparently it was not considered a high-priority concern for US foreign
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