Next, a 1998 report shows two trends surrounding persecution of Christian around the world. The report by Open Doors shows Saudi Arabia still tops the list of the world’s worst persecutor of Christians. Terry Madison with Open Doors says the list includes the Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and China. However, Madison says there is also a growing trend of awareness of the problem by Christians in the free world. Madison says that awareness has prompted new initiatives to fight persecution for religious beliefs.