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Maldives

Ranked as the #11 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Abdulla Yameen
Government: Republic

Population: 358,000 (several Christians)
Main Religion: Islam

Persecution Level: Extreme
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

OVERVIEW OF MALDIVES

MaldivesThe Islamic government continues to see itself as the protector of Islam, instituting a set of laws that basically prohibits a Maldivian to convert to religions other than Islam, on the penalty of facing harsh consequences including losing citizenship. To be Maldivian is equated with being a Muslim, leaving no room for any deviation. Officially, there are no Maldivian Christians, only expatriate Christians. The few Maldivian Christians have no room at all to meet and take all precautionary measures possible to avoid being discovered. Christians are deeply underground as they know about the consequences if they are discovered.

PRAYER POINTS

  • That the few Christians will stand strong in the faith despite the threat of being discovered and arrested
  • That the strict Islamic government will have a change of heart and allow Christians to practice their faith
  • For the Gospel to miraculously reach those hungry for the Word

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