Muslim Clergy In Afghanistan Seek Missionary Ban

A group of fundamentalist Muslims has warned of dire consequences if the government of Afghanistan does not bar the work of foreign missionary groups.

The Islamic Council sent a letter to President Hamid Karzai urging him to prevent missionary groups from trying to convert Afghans to Christianity, Reuters reported in early January.

“The council is concerned about the activities of some…missionary and atheistic organs and considers such acts against Islamic sharia (law), the constitution, and political stability,” the Council’s letter states. “If not prevented, God forbid, catastrophe will emerge, which will not only destabilize the country, but the region and the world.”