Open Doors 2019 World Watch List ranks 50 countries. One in three Christians face high levels of persecution in Asia, with India entering the top 10 for the first time.
The relationship between blasphemy laws and religious extremism in the Middle East and North Africa
While an estimated 69 countries across the globe possess blasphemy laws of some kind, no geographical region has as many countries with such laws as the Middle East and North Africa. In many of these countries the penalties are among the most severe.