“Christian asylum seekers are repeatedly exposed to everything from harassment to threats and physical abuse by other refugees in the asylum centers, simply because they have converted from Islam to Christianity.”
Where could they have gotten the idea to do that? Muhammad said: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Yet Muslim spokesmen such as Harris Zafar, Mustafa Akyol, Salam al-Marayati, M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Ali Eteraz (among many others) have assured us that Islam doesn’t punish apostasy and condemned those who point out that it does as bigots and “Islamophobes.” So are Zafar, Akyol, al-Marayati, Bassiouni, and Eteraz on their way to Somalia as we speak, so as to explain to the Muslim clerics who are denouncing Abisaid Abdi Ismail that they are misunderstanders of Islam? Akyol made a reasonably good statement recently; where are the others?
“6/10 Danish priest: Christians are persecuted on asylum centers. Christian’s bicycle tampered with so he crash and breaks both hands,” 10news.dk, November 22, 2014:
Christian asylum seekers are repeatedly exposed to everything from harassment to threats and physical abuse by other refugees in the asylum centers, simply because they have converted from Islam to Christianity.
This is the conclusion in a study paid by The People’s Church Development Fund and conducted among Christian refugees using Apostelkirken in Vesterbro. The study was partly conducted by priest Niels Eriksen Nyman, who comes to the conclusion that more than one in three responding asylum seekers have experienced abuse because of their faith. …
“There are certainly many more cases around the country than the ones we hear about in the church. I hate to say it, but I’m afraid that on some of the asylum centers there are some very unhealthy control mechanisms when the staff turns their back. There is the daily, formal management of the centers, and then there are the informal power that can be extremely potent and unpleasant,” says Niels Eriksen Nyman … [Nyman continues:]
“I refuse to support Islamophobia, but we have a serious problem here.”
Just within the past week, there have been two episodes according to Nyman: An eight year old Christian at the Center Sandholm was bullied and beaten by the larger Arab boys on their way to school. Now the boy nolonger [sic] dares to go to school. On the island Bornholm, somebody had tampered with a Christian asylum seeker’s bike so that he crashed and broke both hands. …