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ICC Note: Reports continue to emerge highlighting the vast persecution Christians living in German asylum centers are facing from their Muslim counterparts. The latest describes how three-fourths of all Christian refugees in Germany are persecuted for their faith, especially those who have converted from Islam to Christianity. These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg, according to Open Doors.

05/12/2016 Germany (Washington Times): A nonprofit organization that has studied religious persecution around the globe for decades says Germany’s Christian refugees are under constant assault by their Muslim counterparts.

Open Doors, an organization that first started smuggling Bibles into Eastern Europe during the Cold War in 1955, conducted a survey that found 75 percent of Christian refugees in Germany claim to have been persecuted by fellow refugees and security staff.

Interviews conducted with 231 individuals over the past two months revealed the following:

  • 86 refugees claim to have suffered bodily harm due to their faith;
  • 96 refugees said they were the target of regular insults;
  • 73 refugees said they or family members faced death threats;
  • 80 percent of refugees pleaded for separate housing from Muslim counterparts; and
  • Physical attacks against Christians take the form of “punches, spitting, pushing and sexual abuse.”

“These figures are just the tip of the iceberg,” the report said. “Many Christian refugees are frightened of facing more difficulties if they report incidents. For instance, there is genuine fear that the information could get into the wrong hands and cause danger for relatives still living in their home countries.”

“It is clear that many Christian refugees — especially those who are converts to the Christian faith — live in fear of persecution from Muslim refugees who make up the majority of residents in the refugee hostels set up throughout Europe,” Mr. Muller said.

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