Addis Ethiopia Weblog

Ethiopia's World / የኢትዮጵያ ዓለም

  • September 2021
    M T W T F S S
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    27282930  
  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Recent Posts

Posts Tagged ‘Asylum Centers’

Germany Refugee Centre an ‘Example For Others’ Dealing With Interfaith Conflict

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 3, 2016

A week after a new report claimed that life for some Christian refugees in Germany is “still unbearable, a case study has been released as an example for other refugee centres to follow.

The study, which profiles a refugee centre in the central German town of Rotenburg an der Fulda, notes that “much action is needed” and demands there be “no more integration experiments at the expense of Christians”.

A list of recommendations is given, including an increase of non-Muslim staff; training for staff about the history of and potential for inter-religious clashes; and education for asylum seekers about religious freedom.

The centre is praised for its response to incidents in June and July, when what the local press initially reported as a “drunken brawl” between refugees was later discovered to have been religiously motivated.

In July, Christians were evacuated from the centre after a message was written on a wall, saying, “To all Muslims: now is the time to behead the unbelievers”.

Open Doors Germany, author of the case study and co-author of the initial report, praised the decision to evacuate the Christians and the subsequent “firm address” to all Muslim staff, in which it was stressed that “such attacks should not be allowed to happen again”. The next day, the Christians were returned and the centre manager told the staff he would be “keeping his eye on them”. Since then, no incidents have been reported.

Open Doors acknowledged the sensitivity of reporting religiously motivated violence, and the possibility some will “exploit” it to feed right-wing or anti-Islamic agendas, but stressed that “the human right of religious freedom and the 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.

It is therefore everybody’s duty to take action, so that the protection of the victims can be guaranteed. To remain inactive, to trivialise or to remain silent due to political or other reasons, is to be just as guilty as those who exploit the situation for political reasons”.

Slim Chance Of Help’

The charity said that, in most centres, “Christians have [a] pretty slim chance of getting help” because “the victims of religiously motivated attacks are a minority, and the reasons why Muslims attack Christians and other religious minorities are not well known to facilities’ operators and management.

For this reason, religiously motivated attacks are either not recognised or they are deliberately trivialised as general conflicts between refugees. The families of the predominantly Muslim support staff, i.e. security personnel and interpreters, will tend to side with their fellow believers in religious conflicts or in some cases even become perpetrators themselves, as experience shows.”

Thirty-two of the 49 Christian refugees living in the centre at the time of the study (out of a total of around 700 (70% Muslim, 10% Christian, 20% other) agreed to be interviewed. Open Doors praised their “courage … [in relating] their experiences of religiously motivated attacks”.

Open Doors noted that the tension in the centre had increased around the time of Ramadan, when hunger and thirst among the Muslims led to heightened emotions.

One interviewee said that, during Ramadan, “The Afghans does not want [sic] to use the same washing machine we wash with because to them we are unworthy and impure. From the moment the Afghans knew that we are Christians, they disinfected the bathroom every time we used it. They call us infidels, neciz [impure], won’t shake our hands and are very careful to not have any physical contact with us.

Open Doors added that, “In general, the Muslim refugees avoided any contact with non-Muslims during Ramadan – fearing defilement and becoming impure. They said it would render the validity of their fasting null and void… Muslims avoided touching any common objects (e.g. body contact with toilet seats) so that they had no indirect contact with ‘infidels’. Sanitation became extremely poor. It was unclear who was going to be responsible for cleaning up the faeces, which then led to frequent conflicts within the community.”

The charity said it was particularly important for staff to recognise the challenge of dealing with an influx of refugees from Islamic nations.

If we take a look into the mainly Islamic countries from which many of these refugees come, and consider how they treat religious minorities, it is obvious that their understanding of Islam is most definitely not compatible with the idea of religious freedom and the equality of all people,” the study noted. “Thus, it is justified to speak of systematic attacks, because the cultural and religious influence of a large number of refugees is based on the teachings of the Quran, something which is deeply ingrained.”

Open Doors added that refugee quarters “are much more aligned to the needs of Muslims, which then often has substantial side effects for the other residents”.

The situation in the Rotenburg reception centre is no different from many other, comparable facilities where Muslims has been living long enough to establish their own Islamic parallel society,” noted the study. “Because of their faith, Christians are devalued to become second-class citizens and are branded ‘impure’ and ‘apostates’, while enduring physical assaults whenever they offer resistance. The same mind-set is also expressed by moderate Muslims, due to the fact that, according to Muslim thinking, Islam is the superior religion, which pursues the submission of all people to Allah.”

Another interviewee reported: “Every day the same group of Muslims from different countries walks through the quarters and forms a Sharia council, consulting on what they should do with us and according to which laws they are planning to sentence us. The council consists of Sheiks und Mullahs.”

Source

Fury as German primary school ‘forces’ children to chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Muslim prayer

Germans leaving ‘in droves’ amid fallout from Angela Merkel’s open door migrant policy

Putin:A Society That Cannot Defend Its Children Has No Future.

In a European country, a child is raped by a migrant, and the court releases him.

It doesn’t fit into my head what on earth they’re thinking over there.

I can’t even explain the rationale – is it a sense of guilt before the migrants? What’s going on? It’s not clear.”

Continue reading…

__

Posted in Conspiracies, Faith, Infos | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Aleppo Churches Open Doors To Displaced Muslim Families

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 3, 2016

For the first time in history, Muslims are coming to us. The only thing we have to do is tell them the good news; they are waiting for it

romans6

Life hasn’t been easy for 28-year-old Syrian mother Kristina, a Christian of Armenian descent, who lived with her husband in Aleppo long before the civil war started in 2011.

It was in that besieged city that Kristina gave birth to her firstborn daughter, 18 months ago. She’s brought the little girl to the house where a World Watch Monitor contact meets her. While her mother talks, the toddler explores the room.

Please close the door, I’d like to keep an eye on her,” Kristina asks, not letting her child out of her sight.

With the pain still visible in her eyes, Kristina recalls her first days of being a mother in the spring of 2015 – the war raging outside, electricity, gas and water cut off most of the time and her family unable to visit and help her.

The first two weeks after my daughter was born were the hardest in my life,” Kristina says. “It was so cold that we put our mattresses on the living room floor, the warmest room in the house. There we lived for two weeks on the ground, wrapped in blankets.”

As soon as it was safe, Kristina, her husband and her baby daughter travelled to neighbouring Lebanon to safety. At first it was intended to be a short trip, but when the violence increased and also the Christian part of Aleppo was being bombed, the young family decided to wait for the end of the war before returning to Syria.

I can’t let my baby girl grow up amidst all those dangers,” Kristina says.

With the violence continuing and worsening, gradually more Christians left Aleppo. In Kristina’s church, now only 10 per cent of the regular church-goers are left, she hears from friends.

But you know what’s surprising? The church is still full; displaced people take their place. Especially Muslims are coming to the church now,” she says.

In Syria, the Christian children’s activities draw the most attention, Kristina says. A lot of Syrians from other parts of Aleppo – the fighting is heaviest in Muslim areas – have fled to the Christian areas to seek refuge. For many Muslims, it is the first time they have mixed with Christians.

Kristina also says the Muslim women were surprised to see that churches offered support and programmes for all Syrians, not just for Christians.

Their mosques don’t do that,” Kristina says. “Many are re-thinking the faith they grew up in and have dropped their hostility towards Christians.

Many Muslims were genuinely surprised when they met Christian women in our churches willing to serve them. Their image was that all Christian women spend most of their days dancing in night clubs and drinking alcohol! Meeting each other was a shock, both for them and for us.

A growing number of Muslim children have been attending the children’s activities, where the Bible is opened daily.

The mothers are okay with that,” says Kristina. “They see it as positive if their children learn about God. It’s the husbands who are stricter, usually.”

But, gradually, also the mothers and, in some cases, whole Muslim families have found their way to the church activities, including the services.

That absolutely did not happen before the war,” Kristina says. “Still the Muslims are afraid – especially when entering and leaving the building – but they are there. The children have opened the church’s doors, then the women followed, and finally the men.”

Kristina says Muslim women “feel liberated when they notice the church doesn’t see them as merely machines only fit for cleaning, giving birth to children, and raising them, like many Muslim men do”.

In Islam, many women don’t have any rights. When they feel how Christians really care for them, it feels like heaven for those women. They see it’s possible to live as independent women, to dream,” Kristina says.

Despite the war, Kristina speaks of a “golden age” for the Church in the Middle East.

For the first time in history, Muslims are coming to us. The only thing we have to do is tell them the good news; they are waiting for it,” she says. “They realise that, when living in a Christian environment, the [Christian message] will be shared. They may even see it as a sign of weakness if it isn’t.”

Source

A New Home and a New Religion in Germany

john10

Among the Iranian refugees filling European church pews

When I first met Mattias in July at a refugee shelter just north of Berlin, he went by the name Mohammed. He had arrived in Germany from Iran the previous fall, along with thousands of other asylum-seekers—sometimes up to 10,000 arrived in a single day. After the German government assigned him to this shelter, he converted to Christianity. “I wouldn’t say I was a Muslim” before, he told me. “I didn’t go to a mosque for an entire year. Now I am going to church every week.” He expects it will take about three weeks to get off his church’s waiting list to be baptized. Perhaps once he’s more settled in Germany, he’ll be able to change his name legally to Mattias, his chosen Christian name.

We sat together in a sparse dormitory room at the shelter with three other Iranians who had converted from Islam to Christianity. They attend a Protestant church together, but asked that I not provide the exact location nor give their full names. Two of them said they became Christian while living in Iran. Another, like Mattias, had converted after arriving in Germany as an asylum-seeker.

Throughout Germany, the pews of churches like theirs are filled increasingly by asylum-seekers. Though two umbrella church organizations told me that they couldn’t provide exact statistics or comment on the nationality of the asylum-seekers attending church, Christoph Heil, a spokesman for the Protestant Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia—which includes 1,300 parishes—confirmed the pattern. “Normally we don’t count the number of asylum-seekers who are baptized because we don’t differentiate between who is an asylum-seeker and who isn’t, but [asylum-seekers asking to be baptized] appears to be a new trend,” he said.

Muslim converts to Christianity that I spoke to in Germany cited the redemptive power of Jesus’s story, and disillusionment with Islam. It’s also worth noting the more earthly forces potentially at work: Germany does not grant refugee status to Iranians as easily as it does Syrians and Iraqis. Around 27,000 Iranians applied for asylum in the EU in 2015, with Germany hosting the overwhelming majority; according to Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, 60 percent of Iranian requests for asylum received positive answers that year. Iranians seeking refugee status must prove that if they are sent home, they stand the risk of being persecuted for their beliefs. In Iran, that often means Christian converts.

During conversations with newly converted Iranian asylum-seekers, it struck me that being born again after arriving in Europe was not only an act of faith, but a practical matter: Europe is largely Christian, after all. Some converts, like Mattias, weren’t particularly devout Muslims to begin with anyway. “There are asylum-seekers looking to get baptized who have converted in their home countries and others are getting in touch with Christianity now after seeing a certain way of life in Germany,” Heil said. “They ask themselves, what is the root of this way of living, [of] freedom and democracy.”

At his shelter, Mattias and three of his friends, who all appeared to be in their 30s and 40s, pulled a metal folding table into the middle of the dorm room to prepare for lunch. One of them told me he hoped Donald Trump would become president of the United States, since he’d heard he was a Christian. Before we ate, another of Mattias’s friends prayed as we bowed our heads, giving thanks for the food. “In Jesus’s name, Amen,” he said. “Amen,” the others echoed. Then we dug into rice pilaf from a frying pan.

The man who led the prayer said he had converted to Christianity in Iran after getting hold of a smuggled Farsi-language Bible. “Before it was just theoretical to me, but now I can see it and feel it by my pastor’s kindness,” he said. Another said he converted in Iran because of an old neighbor who had been born Christian. Christians, he said, “were kind people. In Islam, the person who does the killing and the person who dies yells Allahu Akbar,” he said. “In Iran,” he noted, referring to the Arab occupation of Persia that began in the seventh century, “we became Muslim by force.”

A week after that meal, I visited Trinity Lutheran Church, which also hosts a large Iranian congregation. A pale, yellow, sterile-looking structure set just off a residential street in Berlin’s southwestern Steglitz neighborhood, it appears modest compared to the grand churches of Europe. On the lawn out front, some of the Iranian congregants greeted each other with smiles and overzealous, welcoming handshakes. Others shuffled inside, their eyes averted. Notices written in Farsi were posted all over the church.

The pastor at Trinity is Gottfried Martens, 53, an affable man with a salt-and-pepper widow’s peak and kind smile. He explained that Trinity’s sister congregation in the adjacent district of Zehlendorf had been helping new migrants adjust to life in Germany since the 1990s, adopting a welcoming stance that eventually turned his church into a destination for Iranian Christians seeking help. Once a few Farsi speakers began attending, more arrived. In 2013, Trinity began its service focusing on “refugee work,” in Martens’s words, providing translations in Farsi and English during services and other church activities.

Before the service began that day, I talked with Saeed, another Iranian asylum-seeker. Up the stairs and past the Iranian ushers, we poked our heads into the nave. There were few seats available, so we crowded into the choir loft along with the other stragglers. There appeared to be around 300 people in attendance, mostly Iranians, but my translator pointed out that a line of men seated behind us included Hazaras from Afghanistan—also current or former Shia Muslims—like the Iranians. Only a dozen or so in attendance appeared to be German. A woman in the front pews still wore a hijab.

During the service, much of which was translated into Farsi, the Iranians and Afghans tried to follow along in the church bulletin, concluding each section with a hearty, accented “Ah-meeen” (familiar to the Iranians and Afghans from Muslim prayers) that filled the sanctuary.

Do you want to go take communion?” Saeed asked when people began lining up in the center aisle after the sermon. I told him I would stay seated, since I didn’t know how to cross myself, which, naturally, confused him: earlier, I had told him that I was a Christian. He was a new believer, steadfast and eager about the outward signs of devotion like partaking in the sacraments, crossing himself at the appropriate times, and eating pork. The outward trappings of Christianity I grew up with in a non-denominational church in rural Maryland, by contrast—using euphemisms rather than cursing (darn rather than damn), voting Republican, eating Chick-Fil-A, and doing nothing remotely Catholic—were difficult to explain.

After the service ended, the Iranians and Afghans gathered downstairs for a meal of rice, lentils, and cabbage salad. Asylum-seekers had often complained to me about the German food at their shelters, which they found bland. But the church’s lunch menu seemed tailored to their tastes. During the meal, one Iranian man was filling out a baptism questionnaire that asked for his personal history. It soon turned into a group activity. “How do you write ‘engineer’ in German?” he asked the crowd that had surrounded him.

Continue reading…

__

Posted in Curiosity, Faith, Infos | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

SHAMEFUL: They Come to a Christian Country – And They Make Death Threats Against Christians

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2016

My Note: Christians are exterminated in the Middle East and North Africa, Christians refugees are thrown overboard in the Mediterranean Sea – yet their persecutors and murderers are flown by plane into their European save heaven and begin persecuting the very few Christians who made it there. Isn’t it mindbogglingly amazing? Isn’t it shameful and disgraceful — while Christians and Africans are left to die in the desert and in the sea Syrian refugees brought in directly on planes. 

Pay attention to the following stories:

GERMANY has been accused of smuggling migrants into the country on secret night flights from Turkey

Speculation has been rife that the country is ushering in thousands of migrants via Cologne Bonn Airport, fueled by the fact every night numerous planes from Turkey are landing.

Continue reading…

Christians Forced to Hide Bibles Amid Migrant Muslim Death Threats

Migrant-Camps-698748

Bundestag member Erika Steinbach and Iranian-born pastor Mahin Mousapour called for much stronger sanctions for Muslims who abuse Christians in Germany at a press conference on Monday. 

Highlighting the fact Christians suffer violence, harassment, and death threats in migrant lodgings, Ms. Mousapour criticised Germany for granting Islam “too much respect”. Declaring anti-Christian hate attacks an affront to German values, politician Erika Steinbach advocated the government deport migrants who insult or attack Christians.

At the press conference Ms. Mousapour, who converted to Christianity more than 25 years ago, reported that Christians face various forms of persecution in migrant housing.

Ms Mousapour warned that Christians living in migrant housing are told they are “impure as a dog” and deserved death for rejecting Islam.

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,” she explained.

Ms Mousapour, pastor of the Evangelical Free Church, disclosed that even converts who no longer live in migrant housing attract Muslims’ ire, and recounted her experience of being threatened at knifepoint on the street.

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician called the anti-Christian hate crimes “horrific attacks on our fundamental values and our Constitution.

This kind of crime weighs on me more heavily than shoplifting. If we do nothing about it we will lose our foundations in this country,” she added.

Ms. Steinbach advocated deportation for Muslims who attack or insult Christian migrants on the basis of their religion.

A vocal critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy to open Germany’s borders, Ms. Steinbach called for the European Union to set up refugee camps outside the bloc’s external borders. Here, the popular MP said, migrants would “stay until the war is over, then go back home”.

The pastor said she felt that a “misconceived tolerance” had led Germany to be overly respectful to Islam, pointing to Ramadan arrangements as a “disastrous” example of this.

During the Islamic month of fasting, migrant shelters in Germany catered to Muslim eating schedules, with Christians receiving only leftovers. The timing saw Christians disturbed by Muslims eating and reciting surahs before sunrise and then staying up very late for dinner.

Ms. Steinbach called for the system to be overhauled for 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.

Ms. Mousapour commented: “We are here in Germany, in a Christian country! We must not allow others to change that.”

Source

A blogger wrote the following:

All of the European countries that have opened their borders to muslims have been plagued with terrorism. These countries did not have terrorism before they let muslims in. Now these countries need heavy police forces (which the tax payer is billed)to keep them in line, even with more police they are steady killing, raping and preying on the natives of the country that gave them a home.

They set forest fires (google jihad by fire), burn cars, live off of the tax payers, contribute nothing, their children attack ours(islamic terrorism and victory starts with this) per their parents teachings, we always have to worry when they will strike us next, whether it be at a sporting event, a national holiday event, a mall. Now we must worry about them poisoning our water and food. Why are they here? What do we gain from their presence? Why must we be the ones to accept their presence when they despise ours even though they are living off of OUR achievements?

Why are they here? They reap off of this plan, we lose. They have nothing to offer us to make our countries better. They don’t make our countries safer. They are not good for tourism. They are bringing down the economy of every country that have large numbers of them. They are not patriotic to our countries. They are only patriotic to their own people and their own beliefs. They don’t want to be part of our societies they want to destroy them and make them more suitable for them and their cause. Again, I ask, why are they here?

They aren’t trying to escape the life they left behind, they’re spreading it.

This is the classic Trojan horse(muslims running from islam, think about it), Europe must look at the bigger picture. The muslims are the oppressors, the abusers, they have been this way for the past 1400 years, they don’t plan on changing now.

Deport so that our descendants will have a chance to grow up in a safe environment like the generations before the islamic occupation for which we have been sold out for. Our descendants futures are being stolen before they get a chance to live it.

Deadly wildfires sweep through France and Portugal

__

Posted in Conspiracies, Faith, Infos | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

40,000 Non-Muslim Migrants Harassed in German Centers Over Their Religion

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 11, 2016

merkel-ballon-teaser

Up to 40,000 Christian and other non-Muslim refugees, currently residing in migrant centers in Germany, are being discriminated against and harassed by other asylum seekers, and even guards because of their religion, human rights groups have said. 

The groups, who presented the results of the survey at a press conference, said they interviewed at least 231 Christian migrants, who had mostly arrived from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

Of them, at least 88 percent said they were harassed by Muslim migrants due to their religion, according to Open Doors Germany group, a mission supporting the persecuted Christians that took part in the survey.

Also, nearly 50 percent of those interviewed said they had been discriminated against and harassed by guards in refugee centers. The majority of guards in these centers are Muslim, according to German media.

Additional surveys of the 231 Christian migrants showed that 42 percent of them experienced insults, 37 percent claimed to have received physical injuries, and 32 percent even had death threats.

The document is only “the tip of the iceberg,” said Open Doors Germany head Markus Rode, adding there is “fear and panic” among the non-Muslim newcomers, Deutsche Welle reports.

According to AVC (Action on Behalf of Persecuted Christians and the Needy), who also took part in the survey, up to 40,000 Christian refugees and members of other religious minorities are being harassed for their religious beliefs in German centers, Bild reports.

Women, who have been rescued from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) slavery in the Syrian city of Rakka, say “they are still unprotected” and even meet their tormentors again in the refugee camps, Karl Hafen, from the International Society for Human Rights based in Frankfurt, said.

I’ve seen [Christian] families who returned [home] voluntarily because of threats,” Paulus Kurt from the Center for Oriental Christians in Germany (ZOCD) said.

Christian refugee Fadi S. from Syria, who took part in the conference, said when he arrived in a German refugees camp, he was “shocked” to encounter Muslim fundamentalists from whom he had actually fled.

German legislation is currently unable to handle the situation, according to the human rights organizations. They called on Berlin authorities to house Christian refugees separately from Muslims. Also those being persecuted should be given separate accommodation, the groups added.

An overwhelming 1.1 million asylum seekers arrived in the country in 2015, and more are to come in 2016.

German citizens are concerned about the future, as 81 percent of the country’s citizens say the migrant crisis is “out of control” under Chancellor Angela Merkel’s authority, according to a February poll.

The Muslim guards should be dealt a heavy blow, its a mistake to give any authority to Muslims since they seem unable to separate religion from politics

Source

All of These Muslim Involved in Politics Are Driven by Islam – No Muslims Should Be Holding Political Public Office

Paul Weston, chairman of Liberty GB, reacts to the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London

— Londonistan Is Now Here

Immediately After Muslim Mayor Elected, London’s Iconic Buses Proclaim “Glory To Allah”

__

Posted in Conspiracies, Faith, Infos | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Christian Converts Flee German Asylum Centres After Muslim Intimidation

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 25, 2016

“And once they have cleared the asylum centers they will move into Berlins streets where bit by bit they will drive out ALL the Christians.

WarOnChristiansChristian converts are being expelled from an asylum home in Berlin according to Junge Freiheit. Six Iranian Christians who were former Muslims themselves have fled the centre fearing for their safety and their lives. The incidents all occurred at a centre for migrants seeking asylum near the Tempelhof airport in the German capital.

One of the Iranians told German media, “we would read the Bible in our Twelve-bed room. Immediately, the Muslims come into the room to insult us, because we have converted from Islam to Christianity,” and one of the other victims of the abuse said, “suddenly seventy people stood in front of us called us names and said they wanted to beat us. We were afraid for our lives!”

According to reports at the centre it took over 20 police officers and a K9 unit in order to stop the Muslim mob from committing acts of violence against the Christians.

The National director of the asylum centres admitted: “yes, there is harassment against Christians,” not just in Berlin but all across Germany and in many asylum homes.

Continue reading…

__

Posted in Conspiracies, Faith, Infos | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

German Bishop: Christian Refugees Are Under Threat From Other Asylum Seekers

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 19, 2016

Cardinal Rainer Woelki said Christian persecution was not a topic of ‘bygone ages’ 

ChristThe Archbishop of Cologne has warned that Christian refugees are being threatened by other asylum seekers in refugee camps, according to a report in The Tablet.

Speaking at an ecumenical service in Dusseldorf last Saturday, Cardinal Rainer Woelki said: “Concern is growing that politicians and the authorities might not be taking such threats seriously enough. Christian persecution is not a topic of bygone ages,” he warned.

He said Germany must speak out more loudly for religious freedom rights, a right that Christians in Muslim countries also had. “That is what we demand,” Woelki said.

Meanwhile, Gottfried Martens, a Protestant pastor told katholisch.de that the “mobbing” of Christian refugees in refugee camps in Germany was increasing.

He said it was no longer rare for entire Muslim communities in refugee shelters to threaten Christians.

He claimed that Christians had been forced to watch videos of beheadings, were barred from using the kitchen because they were “unclean” and had been beaten up and their crosses removed from their necks.

As a solution, he suggested accommodation Muslims and Christians separately. He said: “In our efforts to be tolerant, which are in themselves praiseworthy, we cannot just let Christians become some kind of guinea pigs.

Whenever I talk to politicians, I’m told that the churches do not think that separate housing is necessary and I’m left looking stupid.”

Source

__

Posted in Conspiracies, Faith, Infos | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Christians Victimized in German Asylum Centers

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 10, 2016

Most readers will consider the following report a dog-bites-man story. “So Christians are subject to harassment and violence in asylum centers in German — of course they are; everyone knows that! That’s what Muslims do.”

To the world at large, however, the persecution of Christians in “refugee” accommodations is not widely known. It is not something the media and the political class want to look at. The Gutmenschen stood there with their “Welcome Refugees” signs and embraced the invasion by those who would eventually supplant them. They’re not anxious to be informed about the consequences of their virtue-signaling enthusiasm. In fact, the authorities don’t register the religion of arrivals at the asylum centers, so that there is no way anyone can determine the level of violence directed at Christians by Muslims.

Transcript:

0:00 Here in the church, that’s where they feel safe,

0:03 the Christians Elias Yussuf and the others.

0:06 The Syrians don’t want their faces and their voices recorded.

0:09 What they experienced at the initial reception center made them afraid.

0:13 It started when other refugees realized they were Christians.

0:17 ”They saw my cross and immediately threatened me; they said,

0:20 ’We will cut your hand off’; they said ‘We hate you because you’re Christian.’

0:24 I came to Germany to live free and instead I find radical Muslims.”

0:30 Berated as unclean, as animals, all that in the initial reception center

0:33 and all under the eye of German authorities.

0:36 The convert Amir Ali from Iran was brutalized because of his Christian faith.

0:41 Last October he was beaten until he blacked out.

0:44 Witnesses reported the open religious hate to the police.

0:47 He doesn’t want to talk about it on TV.

0:50 The responsible authorities in Hamburg insist that generally

0:53 there is no problem with Christians being persecuted,

0:56 all the while the religion of refugees isn’t even registered.

0:59 The Hamburg Senate explains in a letter that initial reception centers

1:02 ”are places of religious neutrality”;

1:05 ”the inhabitants are obliged by the house rules

1:08 to treat each other respectfully.”

1:11 Evidence increases that house rules are not enough.

1:15 Last Thursday, Sajat and Muramat, two Iranian Christians, were kicked and beaten.

1:20 The manager of the refugee home says that fights do happen.

1:23 especially due to crowded conditions, but religious backgrounds are not the reason.

1:27 But the two Christians feel threatened by their Muslim housemates.

1:33 ”Two days before the fight, I wanted to go to German lessons with a friend.

1:37 They walked past me and said, ‘hey you there with your Christendom’,

1:41 and they spat on the ground.”

1:46 Several churches report calls for help. Often the victims

1:49 don’t want to talk to the police.

1:52 The International Organization for Human Rights in Frankfurt

1:55 estimates a high number of unreported cases.

1:58 The number of calls for help increases, as well as the number of places.

2:02 We have such reports from Berlin, Hamburg, Hessen, from Baden-Württemberg,

2:08 and there is the impression that with a growing number of refugees

2:12 the number of attacks, or at least the threats, increase as well.

2:16 Pastor Gottfried Martens from Berlin helps Christians and Muslims.

2:20 Of course not every Muslim is an offender, but often

2:23 radicals dominate the housing.

2:26 His recommendation: To separate Christians and Muslims from each other.

2:30 ”I know that it isn’t a good solution, but on the other hand,

2:33 we can no longer make Christians be the lab rats of whatever

2:37 tolerance experiments which are at the moment simply not working.”

2:43 The number of religiously motivated attacks in refugee homes is not known.

2:48 For those affected their only choice is to avoid being in the vicinity.

Source

And, at last! In Today’s “Die Welt” the most read and commented story was about Christian refugees – once again forced to become MINORITIES IN CHRISTIAN EUROPE:

Women and Christians Flee From Asylum Centers

__

Posted in Faith, Infos | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: