Many Christian refugees have complained about religiously-motivated attacks in Sweden, but the authorities are reportedly refusing to conduct a serious investigation into the matter.
In an article published by the National Review last week, Jacob Rudenstrand, the deputy general secretary of the Swedish Evangelical Alliance, and Peter Paulson, the director of Open Doors Sweden, highlighted the persecution suffered by Christian asylum seekers in Sweden, which has taken in a very high number of refugees from all faiths in recent years.
Rudenstrand and Paulson had lamented that the Swedish government has not taken any action despite news reports of attacks against Christians. They went on to note there are numerous studies about hate crimes against Jews and Muslims, but very few focus on hate crimes against Christians, even though the statistics from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention indicate that there has been an increase on the latter in recent years.
In a survey conducted by Open Doors Sweden last year, 123 Christian asylum-seekers have reported that they were victims of religiously motivated persecution. There have been 512 separate incidents of persecution, which included death threats, sexual assaults and other violent acts, with most of the victims being converts and most perpetrators being other migrants.
Christian refugees in Sweden reportedly suffered 65 violent assaults, 55 death threats and seven cases of sexual assault. read more…