North Korea is the most dangerous country in the world for Christians, which is slightly behind Iraq and Eritrea. This is the ranking list of the new World Watch List of countries where Christians are persecuted.
From global conflicts and terrorist movements 2015 was the worst in terms of religious persecution in recent history. The organization “Open doors” was named the fifty most dangerous countries in the world for Christians on the basis of information gathered from people on the ground.
“Five areas that we examine, such as the violence against Christians, pressure, discrimination, the situation has deteriorated on every continent and in every country,” says David Curry, President of “Open Doors” (USA).
In 2015, the scale of persecution of Christians in the world has increased significantly. The 14th consecutive year, North Korea remains the most dangerous country in the world for Christians, and the other 9 of the 10 countries at the top of the list suffer from one or another form of government based on Islamic extremism. And this extremism is spreading, becoming a major generator of persecution in 35 of the 50 countries.
“It must be emphasized that not every Muslim is an extremist. But we still believe that the representatives of the Muslim community needs to speak with the extremists within their own community, because extremism has a significant impact on the violence against Christians,” continues David Curry.
Gladys, a Kenyan Christian, contacted the organization “Open doors” after members of the terrorist group “al-Shabab” killed her husband with a machete because he is a pastor. But the first stage of mourning, Gladys’s husband was forgiveness…
“I immediately embarked on the path of forgiveness. Once forgiven, freed and open for God to work in you,” says Gladys.
According to the woman, though the situation is getting worse, she believes that Muslims extremity start supporting Christians to protect religious freedom in Kenya.