German politician Wolfgang Bosbach met with an Iraqi Christian family in Nordrhein-Westphalia that recently applied for asylum in Germany but were denied.
Gatestone Europe reported:
Bosbach heard them tell how they had fled their country for fear of jihadist violence. Eventually, they reached the part of their story, in which they filled in their asylum application, in one of the foreign offices of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). There, they faced a BAMF employee with a headscarf, who was going to decide whether or not they, Christians, would get protected status.
Last year, 97.000 Iraqis submitted an application for asylum in Germany. In January, 64.6% of Iraqi asylum applications were successful. The family that Bosbach met however, was rejected, and they told him they felt they were at a disadvantage because of the official who handled their case. Bosbach understood their reasoning:
“I understand the applicants’ concern that their application may not have been decided upon solely on objective and prejudice-free considerations, (…) when they are Christians telling a headscarf-wearing Muslima that they have suffered persecution by Muslims.”
Bosbach was bothered that “the applicants have reason to fear that their application might not be objectively decided” and he believes that this fear “is not entirely ungrounded. Therefore, I cannot understand, why only Muslims in BAMF get to decide whether or not Christians, who fled from radical Muslims, get the right to stay in the Federal Republic of Germany.”
Bosbach reportedly urged the family to make a complaint against the BAMF’s decision, but they fear that their complaint will again be judged by someone with a bias against Christians.
As Front Page Magazine reports, “we have already seen previous reports of Muslim translators undermining efforts by Christian refugees to find sanctuary from Islamic persecution.”