Chaque année le magazine Foreign Policy, conjointement avec le Fund for Peace, publie un classement des "états en faillites".

Voici comme le concept d'état en faillite est défini:

Foreign Policy
The Failed States Index 2007

The world’s weakest states aren’t just a danger to themselves. They can threaten the progress and stability of countries half a world away. In the third annual Failed States Index, FOREIGN POLICY and The Fund for Peace rank the countries where the risk of failure is running high.

Using 12 social, economic, political, and military indicators, we ranked 177 states in order of their vulnerability to violent internal conflict and societal deterioration.

The problems that plague failing states are generally all too similar: rampant corruption, predatory elites who have long monopolized power, an absence of the rule of law, and severe ethnic or religious divisions.

En utilisant le "Failed States Index 2007" de la revue Foreign Policy, j'ai divisé les pays en 5 groupes: le "groupe 1" représentant les pays avec le plus de libertés religieuses et le "groupe 5" les pays avec le moins de libertés religieuses. Pour chaque groupe, j'ai déterminé l'état de faillite moyen toujours en utilisant le "Failed States Index 2007".

Failed States Index

Devant un pareil résultat, une conclusion: si le Moyen-Orient veut se sortir de son état de faillite, une plus grande place devra être faite à la liberté de religion.

Gaza est un bon exemple:

Jerusalem Post
Gaza's Christians fear for their lives

Christians living in Gaza City on Monday appealed to the international community to protect them against increased attacks by Muslim extremists. Many Christians said they were prepared to leave the Gaza Strip as soon as the border crossings are reopened.

The appeal came following a series of attacks on a Christian school and church in Gaza City over the past few days.

Father Manuel Musalam, leader of the small Latin community in the Gaza Strip, said masked gunmen torched and looted the Rosary Sisters School and the Latin Church.

"The masked gunmen used rocket-propelled grenades to storm the main entrances of the school and church," he said. "Then they destroyed almost everything inside, including the Cross, the Holy Book, computers and other equipment."

Musalam expressed outrage over the burning of copies of the Bible, noting that the gunmen destroyed all the Crosses inside the church and school. "Those who did these awful things have no respect for Christian-Muslim relations," he said. […]

He said Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas phoned him on Sunday night to express his strong condemnation for the attack. "President Abbas promised that he would do his utmost to prevent such attacks on Christians here," he said.