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Friday, January 13, 2012

38 of worst 50 countries persecuting Christians are Muslim

Here are the countries ranked as the 50 worst in persecuting Christians during 2011:
  1. North Korea
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Somalia
  5. Iran
  6. Maldives
  7. Uzbekistan
  8. Yemen
  9. Iraq
  10. Pakistan
  11. Eritrea
  12. Laos
  13. Northern Nigeria
  14. Mauritania
  15. Egypt
  16. Sudan
  17. Bhutan
  18. Turkmenistan
  19. Vietnam
  20. Chechnya
  21. China
  22. Qatar
  23. Algeria
  24. Comoros
  25. Azerbaijan
  26. Libya
  27. Oman
  28. Brunei
  29. Morocco
  30. Kuwait
  31. Turkey
  32. India
  33. Burma (Myanmar)
  34. Tajikistan
  35. Tunisia
  36. Syria
  37. United Arab Emirates
  38. Ethiopia
  39. Djibouti
  40. Jordan
  41. Cuba
  42. Belarus
  43. Indonesia
  44. Palestinian Territories
  45. Kazakhstan
  46. Bahrain
  47. Colombia
  48. Kyrgyzstan
  49. Bangladesh
  50. Malaysia

Nine of the top ten, and 38 of all 50, are Muslim countries.

Given this list, UN Watch points out the irony that the Organization of the Islamic Conference sponsored a UN resolution entitled "Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief."