Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia, where the legal system is based on Sharia law. Courts regularly impose severe physical punishments, including the death penalty, for apostasy, and non-Muslim places of worship are prohibited.According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Saudi Arabia "remains uniquely repressive in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam".The government prosecutes, imprisons and flogs individuals for dissent, apostasy, blasphemy and sorcery, and imposes "systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom".It's not only religious people who are targeted. A law enacted in 2014 equates atheism with terrorism. The legislation bans "calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of Islamic religion." ...read more: http://goo.gl/ZZEVst
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Praise God for the harvest being swept into the kingdom even among the hardest of Islamic fields including Iran, Iraq, Eritrea, Saudia Arabia, etc.! What the devil meant for bad, God is using for His ultimate purposes! Here is a short 7 minute video testimony from Open Doors ("God's Smuggler" Brother Andrew's ministry to the persecuted church) about a young Saudi Arabian girl named Fatima who came to Christ & paid the ultimate price for it, but never lost her Christian witness or her testimony to her friends & family In spite of it.https://youtu.be/-C23vIl0dKw
Estimates are probably 100,000 Believers in the secret church of Saudi Arabia. Even in the source of Sunni Islam God is raising up a remnant for the Lord Jesus.