Worst Christian Persecution Expected in Saudi Arabia, N. Korea
Islamic Saudi Arabia and communist North Korea are expected to be the world‚Äôs worst persecutors of Christians in 2008, a church persecution advocacy group predicted.
In both countries, Christianity is illegal and practice of the religion is strictly forbidden and results in severe punishments.
‚ÄúIn 2008 millions of Christians will face persecution,‚ÄĚ said Andy Dipper, CEO of U.K.-based Release International, which released the survey of Christian persecution in the new year.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre our family. If it was your husband, wife, daughter or son behind bars you‚Äôd move heaven and earth to help them,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúSo what better new year‚Äôs resolution than to take your stand with your brothers and sisters imprisoned for their faith?‚ÄĚ...