For many years, Swedish authorities have been deporting Christians to countries where Christians are persecuted and killed. Countries like Afghanistan, which Open Doors describes as the second most dangerous country for Christians in the world, second only to North Korea. This is an ongoing crisis: several Christians were deported from Sweden to Afghanistan just a few weeks ago, and more deportations are planned to take place soon.
Swedish authorities motivate these human rights abuses by claiming that the asylum seekers aren’t ”real” Christians. I have previously written about the absurd questions they use in order to ”discern” this, questions like ”What does Matthew 10:34 say?” and ”Can you describe the sacraments?”
I made a test that included these questions and let tens of thousands of Swedish Christians try it out. Only 300 people managed to get more than 60% correct answers. Clearly, these kinds of questions don’t show whether you’re a Christian or not.
The Swedish Migration Board have defended the usage of questions like these, and they have claimed that their system is in accordance with the rule of law so that they can be confident that those who they deport aren’t real Christians.
Now, we have proven them wrong.
Last Wednesday, a report called ”Inquiry into the Asylum Processes of Religious Converts in Sweden” was released. It was commissioned by four of Sweden’s biggest evangelical denominations and authored by various scholars and lawyers. They looked at 619 Afghan citizens seeking asylum in Sweden who are baptized members in Swedish churches.
The report showed that 68% of them had their asylum applications rejected, even though their pastors in almost all cases insisted that their faith is genuine. Furthermore, the report shows that some Migration Board offices reject asylum applications far more than others, and that lay judges in the migration courts make their decisions influenced by political ideology rather than by following law and evidence. For example, lay judges belonging to the far-right Sweden Democrats party vote for deportation in 93% of cases, while lay judges of the socialist Left Party do the same in only 15% of cases.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Micael Grenholm