Sweden prepares to deport Christian convert to Iran, Hungary offers asylum
Friday, August 25, 2017
Jihad Watch : Hungary has offered asylum to Christian convert Aideen Strandsson because the Swedish government plans to deport her to Iran where she could face prison or even the death penalty for apostasy. “Hungary Offers Asylum as Sweden Prepares to Deport Christian Convert Actress to Iran”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, August 15, 2017:
Hungary has offered asylum to Christian convert Aideen
Strandsson because the Swedish government plans to deport her to Iran
where she could face prison or even the death penalty for apostasy. In 2014, Iranian actress Aideen Strandsson came to Sweden on a work visa
and applied for asylum after she had converted from Islam to
Christianity. The Swedish Migration Board recently denied Strandsson
asylum and began the process of deporting her but now the Hungarian
government has offered to take her in instead, Nyheter Idag reports.
Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén released a statement on Hungary’s
official government website saying: “Right from the beginning, we have
differentiated between economic migrants and genuine asylum-seekers.” “Taking in persecuted Christians is our moral and constitutional duty all at once,” he added. Semjén also noted that Christians would have a much easier time
integrating into Hungarian society than Muslim migrants. The move backs
up previous statements from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán who
has previously said that multiculturalism and mass migration are
endangering the “Christian roots” of Europe.
The Hungarian government’s decision comes after they refused to take
in 5,000, largely Muslim, migrants in March. Swedish Immigration and
Justice Minister Morgan Johansson claimed that Hungary had a “duty” to
take in the migrants who Johansson said should return to Hungary under
the European Union’s Dublin Regulation.
The Hungarians have also refused to accept the EU’s migrant
redistribution scheme in which the political bloc would take migrants
from Italy and Greece and send them to various member states. The nation
held a referendum on the issue in October last year which saw
overwhelming support for the Hungarian government’s position of
rejecting the redistribution.
Hungary was also one of the first countries to rebuke the prevailing
pro-migrant rhetoric from politicians like German Chancellor Angela
Merkel in 2015. The Hungarians built a border fence which drastically
reduced the number of arriving migrants. The nation also placed the blame for mass migration on pro-migrant
NGOs, many of which are funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros who
is originally from Hungary. Prime Minister Orbán has claimed the EU is
following the “migrant plan” of Soros.