By Jonathan Youseff -International Director for Leading The Way -Future Voices

If you stood for something you believe in when there was only opposition around, what would the world think of you?

-Is he crazy?

-Is he unstable?

-Was he brainwashed?

-Why is he doing it?

These are probably the questions that are being asked about Sayed Mossa in Afghanistan.

Sayed is a Christian convert in Afghanistan, where Muslims know that their scriptures call for him to be killed for converting.

And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. (Surah 2:191)

But Sayed knows what the Bible says in contrast with the teachings of Islam.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven… (Matthew 5:10-12)

Do you see the contrast?

One says it is better to kill your persecutors than be persecuted, while the other says your reward is in heaven for being persecuted.

I do not know what it is like for Sayed to go through, this so let us pray for his safety and protection, and let us pray we do not see the expansion of Islamic Sharia law here in the US.

Click here to read the article on Sayed Mossa.



Further, the United States has spent millions of dollars through non-governmental organizations to reform Afghanistan’s judicial system. One USAID-funded program, the Rule of Law Project, has trained court officials, judges, prosecutors, and others to follow Afghanistan’s constitutional procedures—and at the provincial level where Mossa was incarcerated for five months without legal representation, equal protection, or formal charges filed.

In the end, despite the back-door diplomacy, the quiet persistence of fellow Christians, and massive efforts by the United States to help Afghanistan, Mossa was left to craft his own defense in a two-page prison epistle written in broken but legible, tightly lined English, and signed “Your destitute brother.”