Thursday, January 15, 2015
Cuba Is Not On the 2015 World Watch List of Countries Where Christians Are Most Persecuted
Nope. Communist Cuba is not on this list. Its political twin North Korea tops the list, and present are many of the usual suspects from the Islamic world. There are two Latin American countries represented on the list. I won't have you guess because these two countries are absolutely the last that you or anyone would guess: Colombia (35th) and Mexico (38th). Colombia ranks just above Algeria and below Tunisia. Mexico ranks above Malaysia and below Oman. China (29th) is almost in their league. And far more tolerant of Christians than Colombia and Mexico are: Mali; Turkey; Kazakhstan; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Azerbaijan; Indonesia; Mauritania; United Arab Emirates; and Kuwait. Yes, all these Muslim countries are more tolerant of Christianity than Colombia and Mexico with their super majorities of Christians!
But this is a Cuban blog, and what concerns us most is that the only country in Latin America that actively persecutes Christians is not listed among the Top-Fifty Worst Offenders, and if that were not bad enough Cuba's exclusion from the Open Doors Watch List implies that whatever religious persecution may exist there does not exceed or even approach that which Colombia and Mexico are supposedly guilty of, which is tantamount to saying that there is no persecution of Christians qua Christians in Cuba.
2015 Open Doors World Watch List Ranking of 50 Countries Where Persecution of Christians for Religious Reasons Is Most Severe