ICC Note: Christian refugees living in Germany are being forced to hide their bibles from their Muslim counterparts in migrant camps. Christians face daily threats from fundamentalists living in close quarters with them in asylum centers. Sporadic outbreaks of violence have already occurred in various refugee communities where extreme muslims have attacks Christians and Christian converts.
08/12/2016 Germany (Christian Times): These Christians fled persecution in the Middle East, thinking Germany would be a great country to restart their lives, where they can finally be free to practice their faith.
Imagine their utter dismay when they found out that after all the hardship and trauma of abandoning their homes and venturing into a new land, terror simply followed them.
Now, these Christian refugees seeking asylum in Germany are facing daily threats from Muslim extremists who are also temporarily housed in their camp near the city of Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, the Daily Express reports.
According to religious sources, Christians in the camp have been forced to hide their Bibles as fundamentalist Muslims living among them have threatened to seize and rip the pages of the Scripture.
Sporadic outbreaks of violence have already occurred in the camp which houses some 1.1 million refugees, according to sources.
Reports said around 14 Iranian Christian men were recently removed from the camp after they were threatened with death for refusing to abandon their faith.
During the recent Ramadan, Christians were reportedly forced to eat leftover food in the camp after the meal times were changed to accommodate Muslims who fast and don’t eat during daylight hours during the Islamic holy month.
Pastor Mahin Mousapour of the Persian Father House community in Frankfurt, who converted to Christianity more than 25 years ago, said many Muslims in the camp regard their fellow Christian migrants as “unclean” and “more impure than dogs.”
The pastor said Christians who have been victimised by their fellow Muslim migrants are opting to keep quiet since they are “afraid of revenge or of losing their asylum status if they complain.”