UK Home Office rejects asylum bid of Iranian convert to Christianity, says “Christianity is not a religion of peace”

Friday, March 22, 2019
By Paul Martin

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
JIHADWATCH.ORG
MAR 22, 2019

In a shocking declaration, the UK Home Office “has claimed Christianity is not a religion of peace after turning down a Christian covert’s bid for asylum in an ‘unbelievably offensive’ letter quoting bloodthirsty passages from the Bible…..The Iranian national was turned down for asylum in 2016, with the Home Office claiming his conversion from Islam was inconsistent’ with his claim Christianity is a peaceful religion.”

The Home Office also mocked the Iranian national for believing in Christ:

“You affirmed in your AIR that Jesus is your saviour, but then claimed that He would not be able to save you from the Iranian regime….It is therefore considered that you have no conviction in your faith and your belief in Jesus is half-hearted.”

The passages cited in the Iranian national’s rejection letter were from the book of Revelation, as well as Leviticus and other parts of the Old Testament. Nice try, but Revelation is a prophetic account, not a call to violence; also, there is no global problem of Christians and Jews citing violent verses from Revelation or the Old Testament and acting upon them. Jihadists, however, are citing the Qur’an to justify their violence, and doing so repeatedly and openly.

Despite this, the UK government continues to allow in the worst jihadist hate preachers, who further the jihad against its own people. Over 100 jihadist hate speakers were invited in and hosted at British universities during the academic year of 2016 and 2017. And as previously reported on Jihad Watch:

Britain has a steadily lengthening record of admitting jihad preachers without a moment of hesitation.

Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain.

The UK Home Office also admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.”

Theresa May’s relentlessly appeasement-minded government also admitted two jihad preachers who had praised the murderer of a foe of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. One of them was welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Nor does the UK admit only preachers of jihad terror. It admits jihad terrorists as well, even when it knows they are jihad terrorists. The Muslim migrant teen who bombed the London Tube told border officials that he was trained by ISIS, but was admitted anyway.

Meanwhile, the UK banned three bishops from areas of Iraq and Syria where Christians are persecuted from entering the country.

The UK government also paid out $250,000 in taxpayer dollars to protect a jihad preacher and give him medical care in Jordan, while the “most dangerous” jihad preacher, Anjem Choudary, was released from prison.

Attacking Christianity to justify the welcoming of jihadists into the UK is appalling and reprehensible. And meanwhile, peaceful truth tellers are being banned from Britain, including the free speech activists Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.

Now an apostate is facing death in Iran after being rejected by the Sharia-compliant UK. Legal expert Conor James McKinney stated:

“This case seems to be an extreme example of an individual official manufacturing a reason to refuse an asylum claim, and the Home Office acknowledges that it was out of line, but those working with asylum seekers do report horror stories almost as bad on a regular basis.

“Christianity NOT a religion of peace HOME OFFICE says citing bloodthirsty passages,” by Paul Withers, Express, March 21, 2019:

THE Home Office has claimed Christianity is not a religion of peace after turning down a Christian covert’s bid for asylum in an “unbelievably offensive” letter quoting bloodthirsty passages from the Bible.

The Iranian national was turned down for asylum in 2016, with the Home Office claiming his conversion from Islam was “inconsistent” with his claim Christianity is a peaceful religion. In the rejection letter from the Government department, published by the Iranian’s immigration case worker this week, six passages from the Bible are listed, with a claim made that Revelations [sic] is filled with “images of revenge, destruction, death and violence”. The letter also uses six examples from searchable online holy book Bible Gateway, and quotes parts of The Book of Leviticus from the Old Testament.

The full statement below the verses says: “These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a peaceful religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge.”

Nathan Stevens, an immigration caseworker, posted excerpts from the letter on his Twitter page, launching into a stinging attack against the Home Office for the “unbelievably offensive diatribe”.

He wrote: “I’ve seen a lot over the years, but even I was genuinely shocked to read this unbelievably offensive diatribe being used to justify a refusal of asylum.

“Whatever your views on faith, how can a government official arbitrarily pick bits out of a holy book and then use them to trash someone’s heartfelt reason for coming to a personal decision to follow another faith.”

In another post on Twitter, Mr Stevens said his client will be appealing the decision and will resubmitting a complaint to the Home Office.

He referred to text from another rejection letter, and wrote: “You affirmed in your AIR that Jesus is your saviour, but then claimed that He would not be able to save you from the Iranian regime…..

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