UK government discriminates against Christian refugees from Syria
Friday, November 10, 2017
Barnabas Aid finally obtained figures proving that the UN
has only recommended tiny token numbers of Syrian Christians, Yazidis
and other minorities for resettlement in the UK. The overwhelming
majority of refugees recommended by the UN have been Sunni Muslims
This gross neglect of peaceful Christians and other minorities has
been long discussed, but without any steps being taken to remedy the
injustice. Instead, the UK and other Western nations have turned their
backs on the most needy groups, who are not only victims of war, but
have been persecuted at the hands of jihadists. The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, declared that “politically correct officials were institutionally biased against Christian refugees” in the UK; in the U.S., of the 10,801 Syrian refugees who came to the US under Obama in 2016, only 56 were Christian. Trump once promised that the US would prioritize Christian refugees, but to date, there has been no follow-up.
Most disturbing about the UK was that “ UK officials tried to prevent
the release of this information” about its discrimination against
Christian refugees, but “Barnabas Aid submitted a freedom of Information
request to the UK Home Office” and discovered the ugly truth. Christians have been abandoned, not only by Western governments but
also by the largest Christian organizations globally, which have
remained strangely silent. Even the Pope promised to take in Christian
refugees in Italy, but then took only Muslims instead; he even called Muslim migrants “warriors of hope”.
Vice President Pence recently offered some hope in a speech
when he announced that President Trump had ordered the State Department
to stop funding UN relief efforts and “support directly persecuted
communities through USAID.” Results are now awaited.
“UK government discriminates against Christian refugees from Syria”, Barnabas Aid, November 2, 2017: