‘Worthless Christians’ Treated ‘Like Animals’, by Raymond Ibrahim. A month in the life of Christians under Islam, just stories of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world occurred or were reported in April 2016. Part of an ongoing series. 21 stories in this article, from which these excerpts are drawn.
- “Dr. Berhane Asmelash, a former prisoner and victim of torture, described prisoners being tied up and hung from trees. One form of hanging is known as the ‘Jesus Christ,’ he said, because the victim looks as though they are on a crucifix.” — Eritrea.
- Five Christian girls were kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam, and forced to marry their captors. — Pakistan.
- “We expect the Swedish Government and the concerned authorities to immediately make sure that these people are safe. A distinct asylum accommodation for Christians and other asylum seekers is essential. We appeal to you to set off such a place and give the word asylum back its true meaning of protection and safety.” — Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church.
- In his response, the Director General of the Swedish Migration Board said that separate housing for Christians and other vulnerable groups “would go against principles and values that are central to Swedish society and our democracy.”
hat-tip Stephen Neil