Leader: President Ikililou Dhoinine
Population: 770,000 (3,300 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Persecution Level: Moderate
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
The rise of radical Islamic sympathies among the population at large, government officials, religious leaders and Muslim youth groups in particular causes anxiety among Christians. Christians are facing severe pressure due to their faith. According to an Open Doors expert, Islam and only Islam is effectively endorsed at the national level and converts to Christianity are persecuted severely in their private lives. Foreigners are allowed to practice their Christian religion but must not proselytize at the threat of being deported. There seems to be less space for Christian church life to develop and flourish.