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The top 50 countries where its most difficult to follow Jesus

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Country Name Long Name
Profile of Persecution Based on the 2018 World Watch List
Violence
97%
Church Life
97%
National Life
97%
Community Life
97%
Family Life
97%
Private Life
97%
1

Afghanistan

Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
2

North Korea

Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Agnosticism
3

Somalia

Clan oppression
Africa
Islam
4

Libya

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
5

Yemen

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
6

Eritrea

Dictatorial paranoia
Africa
Islam
7

Nigeria

Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
8

Pakistan

Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
9

Iran

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
10

India

Religious nationalism
Asia
Hinduism
11

Saudi Arabia

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
12

Myanmar

Religious nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
13

Sudan

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
14

Iraq

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
15

Syria

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
16

Maldives

Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
17

China

Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Various
18

Qatar

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
19

Vietnam

Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Buddhism
20

Egypt

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
21

Uzbekistan

Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
22

Algeria

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
23

Mauritania

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
24

Mali

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
25

Turkmenistan

Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
26

Laos

Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Buddhism
27

Morocco

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
28

Indonesia

Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
29

Bangladesh

Dictatorial paranoia
Asia
Islam
30

Colombia

Organized crime and corruption
Latin America
Christianity
31

Central African Republic

Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
32

Burkina Faso

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
33

Niger

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
34

Bhutan

Religious nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
35

Tunisia

Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
36

Oman

Clan oppression
Middle East
Islam
37

Cuba

Dictatorial paranoia
Latin America
Christianity
38

Ethiopia

Denominational protectionism
Africa
Christianity
39

Jordan

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
40

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
41

Mozambique

Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
42

Turkey

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
43

Mexico

Organized crime and corruption
Latin America
Christianity
44

Cameroon

Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
45

Tajikistan

Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
46

Brunei

Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
47

Kazakhstan

Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
48

Nepal

Religious nationalism
Asia
Hinduism
49

Kuwait

Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
50

Malaysia

Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
Fill 1

Extreme

Fill 1

Very High

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