An Iranian emigre who converted to Christianity has received asylum in Germany by convincing Germany courts that he would be persecuted in his homeland. After all, it is against Islamic law to convert to another religion from Islam. This from Expatica, with thanks to Susan:
A court in Germany has upheld the right to political asylum granted to a Muslim who converted to Christianity after coming to this country.
The federal administrative court in Leipzig said Tuesday the defendant, a political refugee from Iran, could conceivably face persecution in his native country as a result of having renounced Islam.
The case was seen as setting a precedent for other refugees seeking political asylum in Germany.
The judge noted that a Moslem man’s decision to join and regularly attend a Christian church was tangible proof of religious convictions potentially at variance with policies of a conservative Islamic republic.