The following excerpt is from Religion Today. You may read the full article there.
Islamist insurgent attacks on Iraqi churches in recent years have not only killed scores of Christians, but also terrorized Iraq's dwindling Christian population. Since 1991, its number of Christians has plummeted by two-thirds to 340,000.
Seven church bombings this year alone in Nigeria have killed hundreds of Christians. In Iran, leaders of the Central Church of Tehran, an Assemblies of God congregation, told its members on May 6 that government authorities are demanding a list of their names and identification numbers. Providing such information presents a major risk for Christians in a nation where conversion from Islam carries the death penalty.