Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fifty Countries Named to Christian Hall of Shame; 2015 Was Worst Yr. Ever for Christian Persecution

With North Korea leading the way and Islamic extremism rapidly expanding, 2015 was the "worst year in modern history for Christian persecution," the Religion News website reports today (January 14, 2016).

Iraq is in second place on the Open Doors' 2016 World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian.

Iraq is also the first of 35 countries on the list where Islamic extremism "has risen to a level akin to ethnic cleansing," said the report, released on January 13.

The top 10 countries leading the world in Christian persecution, in the order named, are: North Korea, Iraq, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Iran, and Libya.

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