Along with Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Bahai, some Moslem groups and the Orthodox Patriarch; Eritrea’s evangelicals are criminals. Let me list some of the crimes routinely committed by you — “Christian”:
By deciding to practice your faith and attend outlawed congregations you routinely break the ‘law’–that explains why every-time you congregate you look over your shoulders and hide from the ‘law’ like a criminal. But you are a criminal!
Every time you accept money from your family abroad, you commit a crime by accepting smuggled money; for the government has outlawed foreign currency exchange.
If you decide Eritrean law is not for you and decide to leave the country, you are a criminal trying to abscond your national duty of indefinite conscription. Even worst you are a criminal crossing Eritrea’s national borders in hiding like a criminal (and you are a criminal!).
That time when your loved-one told you he is planning to flee the country and you prayed he would make it safely: you are a criminal for not reporting him to the authorities but in fact aiding a criminal.
When your loved-one was imprisoned for attending prayer meeting and you begged your Lt. Colonel uncle to help free her. You are a disgusting criminal employing corruption to break the nations laws.
Once out of Eritrea you routinely bribe Sudanese or Kenyan officials to get papers and avoid being deported back. Unashamed to carry-on your criminal activities in foreign nations.
Eventually you seek asylum abroad due to political and religious persecution, but this is perjury and treason according to Eritrean government. A crime!
Many Christians (especially Evangelical Christians) are confused as to how to participate in Eritrean affairs. Many are not sure if they can reconcile dissidence with their faith. As a result many of the devout have decided to stay clear of Eritrean ‘politics’.
For instance; in-order to address the unbearable assaults from the regime many choose politically ‘neutral’ solutions. But any activity we do to help ourselves or our loved-ones can’t be politically neutral. Not in the current Eritrea anyway.