restricted access Persecution of Christians in Muslim-Majority Countries


The persecution of Christians remains a pressing reality in the forty-four Muslim-majority countries stretching from North Africa through the Middle East and into Asia. This includes active persecution by governments and nonstate actors, most especially the Islamic State, pervasive structural discrimination against religious minority communities, and public passivity. Though there are numerous healthy and strong interpersonal relationships between Muslims and Christians, many of the approximately 56,000,000 Christians currently living within Muslim-majority countries face a precarious situation and significant limitations on their ability to practice their faith robustly.