Sources of persecution: Islamic extremism

Libya ImageDuring Gaddafi's reign, the main source of persecution was the government and its secret services. Today opposition comes from the family, community and financial armed groups. But it is still forbidden to import Arabic scriptures or to evangelise. There is no central government and the rule of law is absent., so Islamist extremists movements like the Salafists are able to perpetrate violence upon believers. Because of the civil unrest, 75 percent of expat Christians have left the country.


  • For strength for secret Christians; they are forbidden from meeting together 
  • For a stable government that rules wisely and with justice 
  • Give thanks that Christian programs on TV, radio and the internet are generating growing interest in the Christian faith.