WASHINGTON TIMES — A nonprofit organization that has studied religious persecution around the globe for decades says Germany’s Christian refugees are under constant assault by their Muslim counterparts.
Open Doors, an organization that first started smuggling Bibles into Eastern Europe during the Cold War in 1955, conducted a survey that found 75 percent of Christian refugees in Germany claim to have been persecuted by fellow refugees and security staff.
Interviews conducted with 231 individuals over the past two months revealed the following:
• 86 refugees claim to have suffered bodily harm due to their faith;
• 96 refugees said they were the target of regular insults;
• 73 refugees said they or family members faced death threats;
• 80 percent of refugees pleaded for separate housing from Muslim counterparts; and
• Physical attacks against Christians take the form of “punches, spitting, pushing and sexual abuse.”
“These figures are just the tip of the iceberg,” the report said. “Many Christian refugees are frightened of facing more difficulties if they report incidents. For instance, there is genuine fear that the information could get into the wrong hands and cause danger for relatives still living in their home countries.”