Christian begs Home Office not to deport him to his death in Pakistan

May 10, 2019 by

by Joe Roberts, Metro: A Christian man fears the Home Office is deporting him to his death in Pakistan after he fled the country four years ago. Azeem Wazir, 45, left his wife and two children behind in Lahore after a fatwah was issued against him for his ‘Stop Killing Christians’ protests. He was campaigning against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws which prevent anyone speaking out against any recognised religion. The father-of-two has applied for asylum ever since arriving in Bristol, where he has...

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Asylum Applications Should be Judged on the Basis of Law not Religious Doctrine

Apr 25, 2019 by

by Ewelina U. Ochab, Oxford Human Rights Hub: In March 2019, a Home Office letter rejecting an asylum application made the headlines of the biggest media outlets in the UK and abroad. It was not the case itself that attracted this attention but the arguments in the letter that have weighed in on the debate whether Christianity is a peaceful religion. The response appears to have failed to consider the facts and apply the law, focusing instead on irrelevant debates about religious doctrine. The...

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Home Secretary orders ‘urgent investigation’ into asylum seeker rejection letter that claimed Christianity wasn’t a peaceful religion

Apr 3, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered an “urgent investigation” into a letter sent to an Iranian Christian asylum seeker explaining that his application had been turned down because Christianity was not the peaceful religion he claimed it to be. The Home Office letter was met with widespread disbelief and consternation after excerpts were published to Twitter by the asylum seeker’s caseworker, Nathan Stevens. The claimant said in his application...

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UK to reconsider Iranian Christian’s asylum claim following global condemnation

Mar 30, 2019 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: The U.K. Home Office said it would take a second look at an Iranian Christian’s asylum claim after the department first denied the application because, they argued, Christianity is not a peaceful religion. The department faced international criticism for attacking Christianity as a violent religion in a letter stating their reasons for denying the Christian convert’s asylum application. “The Home Office have agreed to withdraw their refusal and...

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No Room in the Inn for Asia Bibi this Christmas

Dec 24, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Frontpage Magazine: Like Joseph, Mary and Jesus fleeing the murderous King Herod, Asia Bibi and her family will spend Christmas dodging murderous Muslim mobs in Pakistan. Not a single Western country has made room in the immigration inn for the world’s most famous persecuted Christian. Theresa May, Britain’s Christian PM, has opened Britain’s Intersectional Inn to Syrian Muslims, hate preachers, returning jihadis and gays hounded for being homosexual. But the door of May’s...

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Asia Bibi Remains in Hiding From Islamists; No Asylum Plan in Sight

Dec 1, 2018 by

by Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register: The urgency to grant Asia Bibi and her family asylum has increased following reports that her two daughters have been “constantly receiving threats,” have had to move homes four times and are in fear of their lives. Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia of blasphemy on Oct. 31 but the decision sparked protests and death threats against Asia and her family from Islamist groups in the country. Since her release after an 8-year imprisonment, Asia...

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