Did You Know- Qatar Edition

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in Stories of Persecution

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In 2022, Qatar will host the World Cup, but many do not know much about this country. Did you know:

Nearly all Qataris are Muslims and most Christians in the country are foreign workers. The constitution protects religious freedom, but expat Christians can usually only meet in assigned compounds. During 2011, several foreign workers were deported for their Christian activities. Converting from Islam to Christianity is considered apostasy and converts face persecution from family and the government. The year 2011 saw unprecedented levels of social unrest and the local population seems more open to change.

*photo: gulfblog.com