Afghanistan: The Global Leader of Christian Persecution

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Afghanistan has become the country where Christians face the fiercest persecution according to Open Doors 2022 World Watch List. Henrietta Blyth, CEO of Open Doors UK and Ireland, said that the rise of Afghanistan to the top of the World Watch List sends out a clear message to Islamic extremists everywhere: you can continue your brutal fight for influence, unchecked. “With emboldened Islamists, resurgent nationalism, and China developing more sophisticated forms of digital persecution, we are entering a new era of diminishing human rights,” said Dr. David Landrum, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors UK and Ireland.