|World Watch List Rank||World Watch List Score|
|Emir Sheikh Al-Sabah||3.4 million (420,000 Christians)|
|Source of Persecution||Persecution Level|
|Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia||High Persecution|
There are two types of Christian in Kuwait: indigenous believers from Muslim backgrounds (BMBs) and expatriate or migrant Christians. Both face persecution. Society is conservative and Islam (sharia law) prescribes a wide range of rules for personal, family and community life. BMBs are seen as second class, foreigners, and infidels and are prevented from participating in community activities. Expatriate or migrant Christians often struggle to get licenses and registration for using places of worship.
Open Doors raises prayer support for believers in Kuwait.