What do Nigeria, the Taliban and North Korean President have in common?
International Christian Concern released their 2021 Persecutor of the Year report on Tuesday.
The report listed the top persecuting country as Nigeria, the top persecuting entity as the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the top persecuting individual as North Korea’s President Kim Jung-un. Other sources of persecution on the list involve China, India, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan, Turkey, Indonesia, and Iraq.
Muslim militants have displaced millions of Christians in Nigeria and killed 50,000 to 70,000 believers there since 2000. The Taliban has been cracking down on the small community of Christians in Afghanistan since the U.S. military withdrawal. And Kim Jong-un’s North Korea has killed over one million Christians and sent about 30,000 Christians to prison camps.