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44 – UAE


Region Middle East
Leader President Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan
Population 9 398 000
Christian 13%
Main Religion Islam
Government Federation
Rank 44
Score 55
Previous Rank 47
Previous Score 55

The United Arab Emirates is one of the most strategically important and relatively stable countries in a very volatile region. All decisions about political leadership rest with the dynastic rulers of the seven emirates and there is no place for the will of the people at large. Freedom of religion, press, assembly, association, and expression are severely restricted in the kingdom. In the UAE, Christians face the strongest persecution in the private sphere of life followed by the family and community spheres. Believers from a Muslim Background face the severest form of persecution. The main drivers are family, community leaders and government officials.

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“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”


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