According to Open Doors USA ( a non-denominational mission supporting persecuted Christians in over 60 countries ) around 50,000 Christians are being tortured in hard labor camps or put in jails for believing in God.
To be Christian is illegal in North Korea therefore if it is revealed either they are killed or brought to hard labor camps.
According to Open Door annual watch list published in National press Conference of Washington DC, there are 50 most life threatening countries for Christians.
North Korea is on the top of this list since last 16 years whereas with Muslim majority country Afghanistan is on second number right beneath the communist country. North Korean leader Kim compelled public to worship his family, said president David Curry of Open Door organization. First time in history Afghanistan secured this position.
Citizens of both countries are impatient to Christian faith. David Curry said that extremist in Islam dominant in torturing Christians and in creating conflicting situation in 35 of the 50 countries of this watch list.
In 2017, Christian religion freedom is mostly oppressed in the following ten countries according to Open Doors list.
North Korea ranks first, Afghanistan second, Somalia third, Sudan forth and Pakistan is on fifth number. Then come Eritrea, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. Iran is tenth on this list.
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
Most of these are the Muslim majority countries. David Curry said that ISIS is expanding its grievous vision through extremist literature and explosive material making ideas therefore they do not need any proper platform.
Since last 26 years Open Doors in USA provides list of Christian persecution, to be noticed by other government and NGOs around the world so they could raise voice for Christians who shed their blood for Christian faith. About one out of twelve Christians is living in the areas where either Christianity is not allowed or penalized.
Unfortunately, no one is there to protect Christians rather their persecution rate is increasing day by day. Curry told that over 215 Christians are persecuted worldwide for practicing Christianity especially women. Around 2,260 women were compelled to marry after their abduction, rape and conversion to Islam in Muslim majority countries. Most importantly such cases are not reported.
Te aim of Open Door USA to raise voice and aware other Christians around the world about persecuted Christians as the Holy Bible says that “Be the voice of voiceless”.