Christian refugees from Middle East seeking asylum in Germany still faces persecution. These Christians have been forced to hide their Bibles as Muslim extremists threatened to confiscate and rip pages of the Scripture, Daily Express reports.
According to religious sources, Christians are regarded as “unclean” and “more impure than dogs” by some Muslim extremists. Outbreaks of violence and death threats have already occured in the camp near the city of Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock.
About 14 Iranian Christian men were removed from the camp after they were threatened with death for refusing to abandon their faith.
Iranian-born pastor Mahin Mousapour, who converted to Christianity 25 years ago, stated at a press conference, “Toys of Christian children are being destroyed, Christian asylum seekers are told not only to wash their dishes after eating but also that they must clean the entire kitchen as it would otherwise be ‘unclean’. Many Muslim asylum seekers call all Christians unclean. Church services are held in secret, bibles and crucifixes have to be hidden.”
Meantime, Bundestag member Erika Steinbach called for the deportation for Muslims who attack or insult Christian migrants on the basis of their religion.
Reports say during Ramadan, Christians were 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.
Ms. Steinbach wanted the system to be overhauled next year. She suggested migrant housing serve “”breakfast, lunch and dinner as usual”, and that people who want to fast can save their meal to eat later on. “We are here in Germany, in a Christian country. We must not allow others to make the rules,” Pastor Mousapour urged the authorities.
Sources: Siobhan. (2016). Expresscouk. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/698748/Christians-hide-bibles-in-German-migrant-camps-amid-death-threats-from-Muslim-extremists