The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in 2021 made headlines around the world. Secret believers in the country had always known it was a possibility – even before this takeover, Christians faced extreme persecution in Afghanistan. The country was already number two on the Open Doors World Watch List. Somehow it got even worse. For the first time ever, Afghanistan is now number one on the World Watch List.
Amidst the escalating threat of violence and abduction, Zabi* and her mother had no choice but to flee Afghanistan for their lives.
Zabi isn’t just a well-educated young woman. She’s also a human rights advocate, making her a huge target for the Taliban.
Five years ago, they abducted her father because of his faith, torturing him for several months before killing him. And only two years ago, Zabi’s brother disappeared. He was also a Christian.