|World Watch List Rank||World Watch List Score|
|President Azali Assoumani||798,294 (3,300 Christians)|
|Source of Persecution||Persecution Level|
|Islamic extremism||High Persecution|
The spread of any religion except Islam is illegal: those who convert to Christianity can be prosecuted, and are put under pressure not to practise their faith by the Muslim majority, leaving them little option but to live as secret believers. Despite a positive trend towards democracy in the country, the influence of radical Islam is growing. Radical scholars, many of whom are trained in other Muslim nations, are pushing for stricter Islamic laws.
Open Doors has come alongside Christians in Comoros since the 1990s. Through strategic partnerships with the local church, Open Doors supports and equips the persecuted church through: