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No Christian churches remain in Afghanistan

October 11, 2011

The US State Department reports that there is no Christian church open to the public in Afghanistan. There are also no Christian schools.

The State Department has acknowledged that Afghanistan has seen a decrease in religious liberty in the past decade, since American troops have been active there. The last known Christian church was demolished last year.


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  • Posted by: tturner3998 - Oct. 12, 2011 5:47 PM ET USA

    As the father of a Marine, I object to our military involvement there. The fact that there is not even one open Christian Church indicates to me that fighting in Afghanistan is equivalent to fighting in Hell - nobody there - even if they hate each other - is your friend. I say we leave and let them have at it.

  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Oct. 12, 2011 8:53 AM ET USA

    So this is what we have fought for?