|Sources of Persecution||Clan And Ethnic Antagonism|
|Leader||President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi|
Islam is seen as the central pillar of society in Egypt; something that cannot be broken away from. Christians are viewed as second-class citizens. Laws restrict Christian activity and sharing of the gospel. Although conversion is not forbidden by law, it is heavily opposed in practice.
Those who leave Islam for Christianity may lose custody of their children or be imprisoned for sharing their faith. Conversion is seen as shameful to a family’s honour and can lead to threats, beatings and banishment.
Christians are monitored by local communities and attacked for professing their faith. Mob attacks often go unpunished by local authorities, leaving Christians even more vulnerable. Extremist Islamic preachers fuel a climate of intolerance and hostility.
Pray for God’s provision and comfort over those who leave Islam to follow Jesus.
Pray for strength and boldness as the underground church faces severe restrictions and violence.
Pray that God would bring Islamist extremists to Christ and use them for His good purposes.