Under the threat of the Islamic State (ISIS), thousands of residents from Fallujah, Iraq, have fled to a refugee town called City of Refuge.
CHR Comment: According to Frontiers USA mission, a refugee named Layla received a vision that someone would tell her about Jesus. The conversions are in part a response to those events.
Source: Iraqi refugees convert to Christianity, share Gospel to families and friends | Christian News on Christian Today
She had a vision of the refugee “disaster” now engulfing Germany even before the first signs of trouble broke out.
CHR Comment: As Germany continues to welcome refugees, Heidi Mund claims that God showed her the refugees would lead to disaster in her nation. Mund’s Facebook posts about her visions have led to investigations of hate speech.
Source: ‘People of darkness’ want to destroy Germany, says woman who claims God spoke to her about her country’s future | Christian News on Christian Today
There have been over 300 incidents of Christians being physically or sexually assaulted by Muslims in refugee camps in Germany, while thousands of other Christians are facing persecution in many different ways, a report has warned.
CHR Comment: The Open Doors report is based on interviews with Christian refugees who are living alongside Muslim refugees in camps. The article also asserts that German authorities may not air such incidents due to political tensions surrounding the welcome of refugees into Germany.
Source: Over 300 Christians Assaulted by Muslims at Refugee Camps in Germany, Report Reveals
Another family also is expected; Gov. Nikki Haley asked federal officials not to send Syrians because of security concerns.
CHR Comment: Lutheran Services Carolinas, a charity-based social services agency, is helping to settle Syrian refugees in South Carolina despite the security concerns raised by immigration. The article explains the issues of inadequate security checks as well as the disagreements between federal and state officials.
Source: Syrian refugees arrive in S.C. despite gov’s objections
President Obama said Monday there should be no religious test for refugees fleeing the crosshairs of a bloody Syrian civil war and the expanding reach of ISIS, but critics contend the current refugee placement process is rigged against Christians and the administration has turned a blind eye to the bias.
CHR Comment: Christians are not going to the United Nations refugee camps that would allow them to apply for asylum since those camps include groups that would persecute Christian refugees. As a result, fewer Christian refugees are accepted into the United States. According to reporter Cody Derespina, even though Christians make up 10% of Syrian refugees, Christians only represent 1.6% to 3% of refugees granted asylum since the civil war started in 2011.
Source: Refugee resettlement process leaves Syrian Christians in the cold | Fox News#.VlJvt2Az9g4.email
For Iraqi Christians fleeing Islamic State militants in their native land reaching Lourdes, the French town long synonymous with miraculous religious visions, feels little short of a modern-day miracle.
CHR Comment: More than half of Christians in the Near East have fled the region to find refuge from militant Islam. At Lourdes, a Christian couple that fled ten years ago is making arrangements for others to emigrate and find new lives.
Source: Fleeing Iraqi Christians find new life in Lourdes