Christian Convert Running for His Life in Afghanistan
Josef is one of a small number of Afghan Christians. He witnessed so much violence in the name of his native Islam that he renounced the religion and began a spiritual quest. He studied Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. "I think I was impressed by the personality of Jesus himself," he says. "The fact that he came here to take all our sins, that moved me. I admired his character and personality long before I was baptized."
Seeking asylum in Germany, he was held in a refugee camp where he was visited by missionaries. Under their influence, he made Christ his Lord. He traveled to Pakistan to be with his wife. When his family learned of his new faith, his in-laws beat him and locked him in a room. He escaped, eventually returned to Afghanistan, and has been on the run ever since. Now his brother-in-law Ibrahim is hunting him to kill him. He recently offered a reporter $20,000 to tell him where...
When I read these types of stories, I always try to put myself in their place, especially the persecuted who are abroad. This man, the lady who was recently sentenced to 100 lashes and death, those who are dragged out of their homes and assaulted and/killed, etc. Now that's persecution and I'm always so glad to have been born in the US, problematic as it is and to have the freedoms that so many others can only dream of. Christian or not, we're still human and I can't imagine the fear that these people experience as I sit in my comfortable home and thank God each day for providing every in such abundance, tangible and intangible.
Now this is someone who we should let immigrate to the U.S. He is fleeing for his life, not just for economic reasons, but the current administration has no sympathy for Christians who are persecuted. Instead, the Impostor from Kenya aids the persecutors.
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