Saturday, November 10, 2012

Germany to offer Syrian Christians asylum

This is outstandingly good news.  Now if only all other Western countries would do the same for Christians and all other non-Muslim people from Muslim majority countries.  Just making the offer would put the Muslim street on notice that their continual persecution of religious minorities will not be tolerated.  It would be an economic benefit for the welcoming countries to receive immigrants appreciative of moving to the West and bringing their similar value systems with them. 

At the same time, Muslim immigration must be severely curtailed to reduce their negative impact on Western societies.


Germany to offer Syrian Christians asylum

Published: 10 Nov 12 15:08 CET

German politicians have said they are preparing to allow Christian Syrian refugees to seek asylum in Germany, ahead of a worldwide day of prayer for oppressed Christians.

German politicians from Angela Merkel's governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister Christian Social Union (CSU) told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that they are willing to accept Christian Syrians fleeing the violence in their country, in comments due to be published on Sunday.

“It's an act of humanity. I think that we have to be prepared to do so at some point if the situation in Syria continues to escalate,” wrote Volker Kauder, parliamentary faction leader of the CDU/CSU, ahead of a worldwide day of prayer for oppressed Christians.

Kauder further pointed out that many refugees came to Germany from Iraq during the war, many of whom were Christians.

German Federal Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich of the CSU has supported the initiative. “The main focus is on Syrian Christians because they are experiencing the worst persecution,” he told the paper.

Head of the German Association of Expellees and the CDU's human rights spokeswoman Erika Steinbach told the paper that most Christians preferred to stay in their country of origin or at least wanted to return there.

“But when they have no prospects, those of us of Christian faith are called upon to take them in,” she said.