A third American, Jeffrey Fowle, was arrested for leaving a Bible in the toilet of a sailor's club in the port city of Chongjin and is currently awaiting trial.In defense of North Korea, religious belief is a serious threat, and - as PeteBog has made clear - interventions must be made in order to contain and eradicate it.
But really, if you're the sort to read international news regularly, play this game:
Compare how many times an article about Iran (especially when Iran has done something odious) involves declaring it a 'right wing', 'conservative' or 'religious' state with how many times North Korea is referred to as 'left wing', 'liberal' or 'atheist' state.
That said, the North Korea government basically runs itself as a kind of 'New Atheists but with a military' regime. We're talking about a group that reacted to Christmas tree lights by saying it was psychological warfare and an attempt to spread Christianity in North Korea, and the sort of thing that North Korea threatens war over.
Clearly they've been reading their Dawkins.