Christian Freedom International was formerly known as Christian Solidarity International. Its mission statement says:
“More Christians have been martyred in the past 100 years than in all prior 1900 years combined. And the persecution of Christians is growing. Today more Christians are oppressed for their faith than ever. In many nations–right now–Christians are harassed, tortured, imprisoned, and even martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ.”
The organization is run by Jim Jacobson, a former aide to Gary Bauer in Ronald Reagan’s White House. The organization’s board has included Holland native Erik Prince, Blackwater lobbyist Paul Behrends, former Republican Senator Don Nickles, and former Voice of America director Robert Reilly (Scahill, Blackwater, Nation Books, 2007, p. 23).