What's Happening With Christians In Germany Because Of Muslim Refugees Should Serve As A Warning To All Americans
Fadi S. fled Syria to escape Islamist extremists, fearing for his life.
But after the Christian refugee finally arrived in Germany, he realized that he might still be in danger.
In a press conference on Monday, Fadi S. said he was shocked when he found out that Germany was not the safe heaven he had expected it to be.
Christian refugees like Fadi S. increasingly face physical and verbal assaults by other migrants and security personnel in Germany, a report released by six nongovernmental organizations has found.
"Our political leaders have not taken appropriate measures to protect the Christian minority," read a statement by Open Doors, a group that is committed to protecting persecuted Christians worldwide. "The impression that this dramatic development is being suppressed and ignored has solidified."
Although the report documents more than 200 cases of attacks -- ranging from verbal abuse to death threats and sexual assaults -- the authors estimate that as many as 40,000 Christian refugees could be affected overall.
"This is only the tip of the iceberg," Markus Rode, a member of Open Doors, was quoted as saying by German media. Germany took in more than 1 million refugees in 2015, most of them Muslims. The data was collected between February and April this year.