|World Watch List Rank||World Watch List Score|
|Sultan Qaboos bin Said||3.6 million (234,000)|
|Source of Persecution||Persecution Level|
|Islamic extremism||High Persecution|
The constitution provides for religious freedom and apostasy is not a criminal offence - but it is not respected by the legal system either, which assumes all citizens are Muslims. Society shuns those who leave Islam, and believers from Muslim backgrounds (BMBs) risk legal discrimination as well as losing their family, house and job. Foreign Christians are allowed to worship in private, but their facilities are restricted and Christian meetings are monitored for political messages and nationals who may be attending.
Open Doors supports the church in Oman by raising prayer and awareness.