Fears of a Christian genocide as the last US troops leave Afghanistan

August 31, 2021

Christian Today - As the Taliban celebrate victory in Afghanistan, there are grave fears for Christians and others left behind.

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, writing for the the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), fears the ground has been laid for a "potential genocide" of the country's Christian minority.

"The humanitarian crisis that is developing as the Taliban returns to power is likely to become a genocide against Christians if the Biden Administration does not act," he said.

Pompeo, who has himself been criticized over his role in the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban, expressed concern at reports that the Taliban have a list of the names of Christians and are actively hunting them down.

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