In a recent report by Open Doors USA, a major group that helps persecuted Christians worldwide, they listed the 50 most difficult countries to be a Christian in. Not surprisingly, Muslim countries made up 9 of the top 10 and 75% of the overall list:
Persecution watchdog group Open Doors USA has ranked the top 50 most dangerous places for Christians in the world today in its 2017 World Watch List, with North Korea once again topping the list.
For Christians in the West, the Open Doors World Watch List is a clear indicator that we need to advocate on behalf of those who do not have the same religious freedom privileges we do,” said David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA.
“We hope the Trump administration will address religious liberties in the first 100 days in office.”
Open Doors revealed that persecution rose globally for a third year in a row, with countries in South and Southeast Asia rising rapidly in danger levels, almost matching the severe persecution Christians face in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The watchdog group estimated that close to 215 million Christians experience “high, very high or extreme persecution” in the countries that made the top 50 ranking.(source, and full report here as a PDF download)
Christian persecution is very real and is not going away- in the West, it is going to get worse. Given the massive Muslim immigration to the West, it would not be a surprise if in the next five to ten years, possibly a western- and formerly Christian- nation or two will be listed on it.