Leader: Emir Sheikh Al-Sabah
Government: Constitutional Emirate
Population: 3.5 million (420,000 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Persecution Level: Sparse
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism/ Dictatorial paranoia
Restrictions from the government can mostly be explained by dictatorial paranoia as the country’s ruler does not want any organized group to threaten his rule. Under the guise of implementing the laws of blasphemy, apostasy and proselytizing, government officials harassed and abused Christians in 2014. In terms of the general population, a significant number of Kuwaitis are tolerant toward non-Muslim residents; however, there is a group of radical Muslims that do not want to see Christians in the country.