Christians Under Threat in German Refugee Centers
Sun, February 21, 2016
Migrants enter a train in Europe (Photo: Video screenshot)
Clergy members in Germany are warning that Muslim migrants are threatening Christians in asylum centers.
“Concern is growing that politicians and the authorities might not be taking such threats seriously enough. Christian persecution is not a topic of bygone ages,” Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Rainer Woelki said in a speech on Febraury 20. He supports German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “Open Door” immigration policy.
Woelki demanded Germany speak out for religious freedom rights. Last month, Woelki, along with a long list of well-known Cologne citizens, signed and published a “Letter from Cologne,” accusing German authorities and politicians of deliberating covering up the origins of the immigrant gangs who sexually harassed, assaulted and stole from German women on New Year’s Eve in front of Cologne’s central train station, as well as numerous other locations.
The letter also condemned uncontrolled immigration as being unsustainable.
At the same time, Protestant Pastor Gottfried Martens spoke out against the increased phenomena of “mobbing” of Christian refugees in asylum centers. Christians, he said, were threatened by Muslims in the centers, increasingly beaten, having their crosses pulled from their necks and being forced to watch beheading videos. In many cases, they were barred from using the kitchens because Muslims consider them “unclean.”
Martens advocates Germany house Muslims and Christians separately.
“In our efforts to be tolerant, which are in themselves praiseworthy, we cannot just let Christians become some kind of guinea pigs,” he said.
Martens also bemoaned the moral climate in the church, which seems to have bowed to political correctness.
“Whenever I talk to politicians, I’m told that the churches do not think that separate housing is necessary and I’m left looking stupid,” he added.
Christian migrants express their fears in this video: