The main form of persecution affecting Christians on the Comoros Islands is Islamic extremism. In 2009, a referendum was held enabling the government to change the constitution and install Islam as the state religion. This constitutional change severely curtails the existence of other religions. Additionally, there has been a rise in sympathy for Islamic extremism, especially on the islands Anjouan and Moheli, causing fear among believers. Economic hardships and their subsequent economic dependence on each other, makes it difficult for individual Comorians to break away from their Muslim families and become Christians.
- Praise God that Open Doors field reports suggest that there are a number of Comorians showing interest in the Christian faith and the church.
- Persecution intensified this year in comparison to last year. Pray for believers to remain strong.
- Open Doors provides support and training to persecuted Christians in Comoros