But, how many???
I saw the headline and read the story in Time entitled: ‘Why Christian Iraqis are running scared—in Sweden.’ But I would like to know how many of those deported are Christians? We know from many previous posts that Sweden is having a huge problem with Muslim immigrant populations in certain cities and that there is a growing ‘close the borders’ political movement in the former welfare mecca of Europe. Just one recent story is here.
Here then is Time from Saturday:
With numerous attacks against Iraq’s Christians in recent weeks — including a Halloween day massacre in a Baghdad church, which left 52 dead — the country’s religious minority fears for its survival within the boundaries of the Middle Eastern nation. Yet, a long way from their native land, many Iraqi Christians are also living in terror in a far more serene place: Stockholm.
Swedish immigration officials have been deporting Iraqi refugees to Baghdad on flights about every three weeks, declaring that some of them have no legitimate claim to political asylum in Sweden. That includes Iraqi Christians — a category that does not automatically imply a risk of persecution, according to Swedish guidelines. Of the 80,000 or so Iraqi refugees in Sweden, about 6,000 of them are Christian, according to estimates by the Syriac Orthodox Church in Stockhold.
Read it all.
O.K. so there are 6,000 Iraqi Christians and 74,000 Iraqi Muslims in Sweden, but I cannot see where the article says how many of each batch of deportees are truly Christians. I’m so cynical I think the Christians supposedly deported are used as a PR tool to stop all deportations. Someone in Sweden, please give us the facts.
Off topic a little, but almost two years ago I reported that Time magazine wrote a politically correct version of the Rohingya illegal aliens story and completely ignored its own reporting from 2002 about Rohingya links to Islamic terrorism. Bottomline, I don’t trust Time magazine’s reporting on immigration issues.