WND Faith – Michael Carl
The isolationist regime of North Korea once again tops the Open Doors USA list of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians.
Open Doors USA released its list Wednesday of the world’s 50 worst violators, weighing factors such as the jailing of Christians, executions and legal restrictions on religious freedom.
The Christian group this year added the category of whether or not a nation was a “failed” state.
Operations Director Jerry Dykstra says a failed state is “a weak state where social and political structures have collapsed to the point where government has little or no control.”
Rounding out the top 12 are Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, Sudan and Eritrea.
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