Danger Follows Christian Refugees to Germany

Danger Follows Christian Refugees to Germany
The situation of Christian refugees in German shelters is “unbearable” according to an updated report released in October and co-authored by Open Doors Germany. The report documents 743 cases of discrimination, death threats, and physical assaults against Christians by Muslim refugees between February and May of this year and claims the findings are only “the tip of the iceberg.”
The study also highlights the challenges of reporting about religiously motivated attacks. European politicians have cultivated a climate with two extremes: Much of the political and media establishment ignores or whitewashes attacks carried out by Muslim refugees under the guise of political correctness, while the far-right wants to exploit the statistics for its own political gain.
Open Doors said those risks should not lead to silence: “The human right of religious freedom and protection of victims in a country like Germany—that is a constant admonisher of human rights abuses on an international scale—should not be sacrificed for political objectives or the interests of individual groups.”
Germany has opened its doors to more than 1 million refugees since 2015. Most live in close quarters among a predominantly Muslim population. Government-employed Muslim security personnel—often hired for their language skills and migrant background—were responsible for close to one-third of the allegations.
The initial report, published in May, led to an increased awareness of the problem but few solutions. The second report added 512 additional documented cases of religious persecution against Christian refugees, bringing the totals to 314 death threats, 416 cases of violent assault, and 44 cases of sexual assault.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s