The 10 Most Dangerous, Deadly and Horrific Places in the World to Be a Christian — and the Worst Could Be Yet to Come

by Billy Hallowell  |  published on January 8, 2015

The worst might be yet to come for Christians enduring violence, murder and persecution across the globe, according to a Christian human rights organization that monitors and exposes atrocities aimed at believers.

Open Doors USA has released its “2015 World Watch List,” a report that highlights and ranks the worst nations in the world to be a Christian, finding that, while the Middle East continues to be the most violent place for Christians, the largest increase in persecution unfolded in Africa during 2014.

“Approximately 100 million Christians are persecuted worldwide, making them one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world,” read a statement announcing the report. “Islamic extremism is the main source of persecution in 40 of the 50 countries on the 2015 World Watch List.”

Here’s the list of the top 10 worst places in the world to be a Christian: