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42 – Comoros

COMOROS

#42
Region Africa/Indian Ocean
Leader President Azali Assoumani
Population 826 000
Christian 0.5%
Main Religion Islam
Government Republic
Rank 42
Score 56
Previous Rank 39
Previous Score 56

The Comoros’s constitution declares (Sunni) Islam to be the state religion, but also that everyone has the right to have his/her own religion and worship respected. In society, there is an increasing presence of radical Islamic tendencies on the islands, despite a positive trend towards furthering democratic practices. Some legal provisions for religious freedom exist, but these are directed more towards foreigners than native Christians. Proselytization of any religion except Islam is illegal, converts can be prosecuted, and Believers from a Muslim Background face severe discrimination from the Muslim majority. Radical scholars locally known as Djaulas, many of whom are from Pakistan, are pushing for stricter sharia rules in the country.

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Pray Zachariah 2:5 over the Church in Comoros

“And I Myself will be a wall of fire around it,” declares the LORD, “and I will be its glory within.”

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