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In Sweden, Christians Fleeing Persecution Face Violence All Over Again
Germany saw nearly 100 anti-Christian attacks in 2017. The most violent incidents occurred among asylum-seekers in refugee homes, and German politicians express growing concern for the safety of Christians fleeing to Europe. Open Doors Deutschland, which supports and advocates for persecuted Christians, recorded 743 incidents in 2016. After a wave of violence against Christians in refugee homes, many of them asked, repeatedly, for separate accommodation. Except in a few cases, authorities failed to respond.
A similar pattern of violence against Christian refugees afflicts Sweden, our own country. Compared with other European nations during the ongoing migrant crisis, Sweden, like Germany, has taken in a disproportionately high number of refugees of all faiths. While that is laudable, it has led to many violent incidents, as the hatred against religious minorities in, for example, Syria and Iraq has...
The crime rate in Sweden has risen alarmingly thanks to the increasing Muhammadan presence in the country
Paulina Neuding wrote: Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks.
In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. Itâ€™s not unusual these days â€” Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite â€ślaw and orderâ€ť as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September....
T. D. Williams wrote: Francis also reiterated his belief that all religions promote peace and are equally susceptible to violent radicalization.
"There are fundamentalist and violent individuals in all peoples andÂ religions-and with intolerant generalizations they become strongerÂ becauseÂ they feed on hate and xenophobia," he said.
The pope's earlier statements suggesting economic roots to terrorÂ provokedÂ a strong public reaction from the Islamic State terror group, whichÂ insisted that their sole motivation is religious and sanctioned by AllahÂ in theÂ Qur'an.
Pope Francis "has struggled against reality" in his efforts toÂ portray Islam as a religion of peace, declared an article in the ISISÂ propagandaÂ magazineÂ Dabiq, before going on to urge all Muslims to take up the sword of jihad, the "greatest obligation" of a true Muslim.