Christianity under threat: Map of most dangerous places in world to be a Christian

Christianity under threat: Map of most dangerous places in world to be a Christian, by Katie Mansfield.

More than 7,000 Christians were murdered because of their faith in the last year with millions punished for their beliefs.North Korea remains the worst place to be a Christian while Iraq has replaced Somalia as the second most dangerous place to be a Christian. Eritrea, now nicknamed the ‘North Korea of Africa’ due to high levels of dictatorial paranoia, follows at number three. Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan are the next most difficult places for Christians.Christian charity Open Doors, which complied the list, said extreme Islamic fundamentalism is rising most sharply in sub-Saharan Africa, where more people are killed for their Christian faith than anywhere else in the world.

In North Korea it’s estimated 70,000 Christians are currently in prison or labour camps because of their faith- which is illegal under Kim Jong-un’s regime.

Iraq has been named the second most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian where the church is on the brink of being wiped out. The Christian population or Iraq has been decimated from two million in 2003 to less than 200,000 today.

Nine of the worst ten countries are Islamic, and the worst is communist.See previous post: the Armenian genocide may be the tragic culmination of the current persecution of Christians under Islam.

UPDATE: Andrew Bolt notes in Our dangerous war on Christianity that, in Australia, Christians are being harassed out of the public space:

It’s not the haters who will kill Christianity. It’s the ignorant, who have no clue how we non-Christians will suffer.

But, wow, that hatred sure is feral. The latest examples?

One: The Greens this week say they want to strip churches of their “right to discriminate” — actually their freedom to insist their employees live the faith.

Two: Sydney University’s Student Union threatened to deregister the university’s Evangelical Union unless it stopped insisting members declare their faith in Jesus Christ.

Three: Christian lobby group Family Voice Australia this week accused Facebook of deleting one of its pages arguing against same-sex marriage.

Four: Facebook administrators had earlier deleted a page by the Centre for Public Christianity calling on same-sex marriage activists to be less abusive.  …

Five: Yet another church in Melbourne was burned to the ground last month and four in Geelong have been torched in six months — arson attacks that got a fraction of the media attention given to the burning of a Geelong mosque. (Police say the mosque may have been mistaken for the church this bluestone building originally was.)

hat-tip Stephen Neil