Matthew Bernstein

Whenever someone defects from the North Korean regime, it’s always interesting to hear what they have to say about the secluded nation. The newest account, from an anonymous individual and told to the Telegraph, shows that religion is starting to thrive and citizens “no longer respect” Kim Jong Un.

More and more of the citizens are turning to Christianity, and Breitbart News estimates that the number of Christians ranges between 200,000 and 400,000.

The reason for that? According to the defector, it’s because the people “no longer respect” the North Korean dictator. Despite the fact that the International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 revealed that North Koreans practicing any sort of religion face torture, jail or even death, Christianity is on the rise.

This has to be making Kim Jong Un worried. If the citizens continue to not respect him, his power on the country will loosen. Once that happens, hopefully he can be ousted and the nation can thrive as a Democracy.