Thursday, January 06, 2011

Open Doors: stupid ranking

Of course, this is a nutty Christian organization.  It presents its ranking of countries that most persecute Christians.  Its standards are as silly as Freedom House during the Cold War: when it used to give positive marks to countries with pro-US leanings regardless of the domestic oppression.  Similarly, this lists places a country with churches (Iran) below (or ahead of you list from the most repressive to least) Saudi Arabia, which allows no churches and no Christian symbols whatsoever.  Similarly, it places Bahrain ahead of Syria.  Oh, of course. Israel is not even on the list when it can be easily argued that repressive Syria is far better for the plight of Christians than Israel.