UK Home Office rejects asylum bid of second Iranian Christian: “Jesus could not protect him from the Iranian regime”

Monday, March 25, 2019
By Paul Martin

MAR 25, 2019

There appears to be a very deep hostility to Christianity among certain officials of the UK Home Office. What might be their background and perspective? They may be Muslims, of course, but they may also be Leftists who despite their own nation and heritage and wouldn’t ever dare say the slightest critical word about Islam.

“‘Your faith is half-hearted’: Second Iranian Christian had his asylum application rejected by the Home Office after saying ‘Jesus could not protect him from the Iranian regime’, lawyer claims,” by Rory Tingle, Mailonline, March 24, 2019:

The Home Office is facing more questions about its attitude towards Christian asylum seekers amid claims it rejected another Iranian man’s application to move to Britain by telling him, ‘your belief in Jesus is half-hearted’.

There was outrage this week after it emerged a convert was refused asylum in 2016 because an official said his conversion from Islam was ‘inconsistent’ with his suggestion Christianity was a peaceful religion – by highlighting violent passages from the Bible.

Now immigration caseworker Nathan Stevens, who exposed the first case, has said another Iranian he worked with had his application rejected after an official criticised him for admitting Jesus could not protect him from his country’s tyrannical regime.

Mr Stevens posted a comment from the refusal on Twitter, which read: ‘You affirmed in your AIR [Asylum Interview Record] 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.’…

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