Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen is the head of media and PR at Open Doors UK and Ireland, a charity that speaks up for and supports Christians around the world who are persecuted for their faith. When he's not gazing at a screen he is frantically unpacking his life's artefacts or looking at the world slightly askance.

COVID-19 conspiracy theories putting Christian minorities at risk

22 April 2020In Somalia, the radical Islamist al-Shabaab group told Muslims that coronavirus is spread "by the crusader forces (read: Christians) who have invaded the country and the disbelieving countries that support them". In Russia, state TV station Channel One falsely reported that an evangelical church in St Petersburg had continued to meet after the lockdown and had caused mass infections in the area. The report led to an attempted arson attack on another evangelical church. Radicalised Muslims in…


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