An Iranian Dream: “Why Can’t I Dance?”

To people in the West, it may seem impossible for dancing to become a crime. But as sharia laws get imposed, before you know it, any innocent act of “fun” can suddenly become a crime.

Maedeh Hojabri, shown in this Instagram video screenshot committing the “crime” of dancing. For this, she was arrested by the Iranian police, jailed without due process and publicly shamed.

Maedeh Hojabri posted video clips of herself dancing on Instagram. For this “crime,” the 19-year-old woman was arrested, jailed without due process and without an opportunity to defend herself, and publicly shamed with a televised confession of her “crime.”

Who will the morality police come for next?

A Muslim mother in the sharia-ruled country of Iran, was talking about her 10-year-old daughter: “She asked me, ‘Why can’t I dance? We dance because we are happy. How can being happy be wrong? Why is dancing a crime?'” She spoke about the confusion in her daughter’s eyes. “It is a question I don’t know how to answer.”

Her daughter’s life had changed, she said, when she heard that a 19-year-old woman named Maedeh Hojabri had become the target of Iran’s Islamist “morality” police. Her crime? Posting video clips of herself dancing on popular worldwide social media sites, like Instagram. The consequences for an act like that are severe. As has happened to other young women who posted video clips of themselves dancing, Hojabri was arrested, jailed without due process and without an opportunity to defend herself, and publicly shamed with a televised confession of her “crime.”

Hojabri’s dancing videos on Instagram made her a popular figure on Instagram in Iran, and gained her hundreds of thousands of followers on the social media platform. Imagine, if she were living in the West, how she would be treated. She would likely have been considered talented, have had opportunities thrown at her, been invited on popular shows and be sponsored for radio and television programs.

But in a sharia-governed state such as the Islamic Republic of Iran, authorities consider people like Hojabri disgraced criminals. The irony is that it is many of the extremist leaders of her country — a state sponsor of terrorism — who should be regarded as criminals. These are the men who view Hojabri and others like her — who simply wish to spread joy — as an intolerable danger to their country.

Cheerfulness and dancing can make a difference in the grim lives of a people faced with economic struggles, political unrest, censorship and general hardship. In Iran, however, these simple acts of sunlight are repaid with intimidation, sharia courts and imprisonment. The results are too often forced confessions, which the Islamist Republic of Iran airs both to validate their concerns and to threaten anyone who might consider dancing themselves after watching these videos.

This brings us back to the question of the 10-year-old girl: “Why can’t I dance? Why is dancing a crime?”

As difficult as it may be to imagine how dancing could lead to imprisonment, it is far more difficult for a child just becoming aware of the world around her, who now fears that she could be swept up by the Islamist morality police, just for expressing joy.

What is it about dancing that so concerns and frightens many Islamic religious leaders? Why is there such an emphasis by Islamist groups on brainwashing girls into believing that dancing is an unforgivable sin?

It may be partly an attempt to suppress the sexual desire that dancing or watching dancing can arouse, and partly about the wish to control, confine and subjugate women on the pretext of keeping them “pure” and ostensibly free of sexual desire.

Controlling a woman’s body has always been a core pillar of sharia law in Iran. Also, as the imposition of sharia law in Iran has shown, Islamist laws prioritize the monitoring and controlling of every aspect of every citizen’s day-to-day and private life. This level of supervision and punishment seems intended to create an atmosphere of fear throughout society: people are always aware that they are being watched.

In addition, for radical and extremist Muslims, anything that can labeled as “fun” is forbidden. Not just for religious reasons, but more importantly for political reasons. For fundamentalist Islamic leaders, people who engage in fun activities, such as dancing and hosting parties, become less fearful. As a result, less fearful people are more likely to cross the boundaries set by the sharia state and rebel against the state. This is viewed as a threat to the power that Islamist leaders hold over their people.

Furthermore, from the perspectives of extremist Muslims, if a woman is allowed to do what she desires, she may start speaking up for her rights, risk “impurity,” gain financial independence, and be emboldened to reject the status of a subservient and second-class citizen given to her by the religious authorities at her birth.

But as might be expected, such an imposition of sharia law also creates resistance, especially among women and girls seeking, as so many of us do, freedom. That is why, after girls like Maedeh Hojabri are arrested, courageous women begin joining the same cause by posting their own dancing videos, imitating Hojabri’s dances.

The teachings of sharia law should be watched carefully in mosques, schools, and throughout society. To people in the West, it may seem impossible for dancing to become a crime. But as sharia laws get imposed, before you know it, any innocent act of “fun” can suddenly become a crime.

For now, the 10-year-old girl can only hope for a time when she is free to dance, while her mother must continue to search for answers. In most of the world, girls may leap, spin and shout with joy — but still for many girls, the slightest twirl is regarded as a crime. Who will the morality police come for next?

Muslim Imam Tells Woman To ‘Cover Up,’ She Makes Him Wish He Minded His Own Business.

After an Iranian cleric demanded that a woman show respect for his religious beliefs by covering her hair, she taught him a lesson in minding his own business.

Muslim Imam Tells Woman To 'Cover Up,' She Makes Him Wish He Had Minded His Own Business
After an Iranian cleric (right) told a woman (left) to properly cover her hair, she taught him a lesson in minding his own business. (Photo credit: Screenshot via Twitter)

In the West, Muslim women and their liberal feminist allies don hijabs, demanding that we give the Islamic veil respect and praise. In Sharia countries, however, Muslim women are risking their lives to fight for the right to take off the hijab, whether it is imposed by the government or their devout families.

Despite the left’s claim that they are the exclusive defenders of women’s rights, millions of women in dozens of Islamic countries remain oppressed. Fortunately, many women suffering silently are now standing up for themselves.

In a video that has since gone viral, a Muslim cleric comes across a woman who isn’t wearing her hijab correctly, either accidentally or purposefully leaving some of her hair peeking through. Considering that the hijab is mandatory in Iran, the imam invokes his religious right, threatening her to “fix your hijab” or he’ll notify the police of her Sharia violation, one that routinely lands offenders in the country’s notoriously harsh prisons.

Apparently fed up with being subjugated by Muslim men, who the Quran calls superior to their female counterparts, the unnamed woman turns back to face the cleric.

According to the Metro, the woman confronts the cleric, ripping off her veil and forcing him to gaze upon her “immodesty” before loudly reprimanding him. The woman, who has bravely defied Islamic law, then furiously storms off as the imam and other Muslim men are left aghast at the display.

He told her “Fix your hijab or I’ll get you arrested” during the incident which is believed to have been shot in Iran.

The video was shared by journalist and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad on Twitter, which ironically censored the footage, deeming it possibly “sensitive material.” Of course, Twitter is notorious for its Sharia-compliant censorship, especially concerning media that paints Islam in a bad light.

“This brave woman challenges a cleric in front of him,” Alinejad wrote on Twitter. “The cleric tells her that she’d get arrested because her hijab is not appropriate. She storms off and completely removes her hijab in front of the cleric while standing her ground.”

For 4 decades, the hijab has been lawfully mandatory in Iran thanks to the rise of Sharia governance and the Iranian mullahs. As such, Iranian women have suffered discrimination, verbal harassment, physical assault, imprisonment, and honor killing by devout Muslims enforcing Islamic law.

Marking the uprising of women’s rights in Iran, local movement My Stealthy Freedom founded “White Wednesday,” which encourages men and women to wear white mid-week in order the show their support for women’s right to choose not to wear the hijab. Since then, an increasing number of women have begun removing their veils in opposition to the mandatory headscarf, landing some in trouble with the authorities.

 

Muslim arrested at armed Islamic compound was TRAINING KIDS TO KILL, commit school shootings, court documents say.

MUSLIM MAN ARRESTED AT NEW MEXICO COMPOUND WAS TRAINING KIDS TO COMMIT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS.

The sharia-complaint left-wing media is furiously scrubbing all references to jihad and Islam from their coverage. That is their priority. Dead kids? Whatever — first and foremost, do not criticise Islam.

A man who was arrested at a New Mexico compound where 11 children were found abused was training kids to commit school shootings, court documents revealed.

Wahhaj, the Muslim man in question, was heavily armed with an AR-15 Rifle, five magazines and four loaded pistols at the time of the raid. FBI agents had observed the area for a short time a few weeks ago but did not find probable cause to search the property.  There was evidence of starving and dead kids, but the FBI did not find probable cause.

Property owner Jason Badger said he and his wife had pressed authorities to remove the group from the makeshift compound on his land.

Despite numerous complaints and tips to law enforcement and then FBI they did nothing. Like their European counterparts,  they fear accusations of Islamophobia.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was arrested on Sunday for child abuse and kidnapping for taking his son to an Islamic compound in New Mexico armed with Muslim “extremists”, where he and one other man allegedly harboured two women and eleven total children. The Geller Report first reported on the Islamic compound here.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is the son of infamous imam Siraj Wahhaj

Named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Invited Omar Abdel-Rahman, leader of a terrorist organization known as the Islamic Group, to address his congregation several times
Advocates the replacement of the U.S. government with an Islamic Caliphate
Supports violent Islamic jihad.


Named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Invited Omar Abdel-Rahman, leader of a terrorist organization known as the Islamic Group, to address his congregation several times
Advocates the replacement of the U.S. government with an Islamic Caliphate
Supports violent Islamic jihad

World Trade centre co-conspirator Imam Siraj Wahhaj – is lauded by Sharia exponent Lynda Sarsour, and other terror tied groups like CAIR.

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“Be Cursed Forever”: Extremist Persecution of Christians, January 2018.

The ongoing global slaughter of Christians by Muslims is now officially a continuous genocide…… A Genocide the EU, The UN and Human Rights organisations around the world are turning a blind eye to. Jesus said turn the other cheek, he did not say go meekly like lambs to the slaughter at the hands of the legion of Satan. IT IS TIME TO FIGHT BACK, AGAINST ALL GOVERNMENTS, THE UN, THE EU AND ABOVE ALL….ISLAM. 

Muslims have done nothing but murder everyone who is not a Muslim for 1400 years, now it is time to bring the blood bath to their door. Pick up whatever weapons you have and carry it with you everywhere, when you see a Muslim, man woman or child, KILL IT and move on to kill more and more of the bastards until they are exterminated and wiped clean from the face of this earth. M.R. IBH.

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“Nigeria security has declared war against Christians in this country.” — Pastor Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, executive director of Voice of Northern Christian Movement, Nigeria.

While uncritically taking in and conferring refugee status on countless Muslim migrants, European authorities continued singling out those most in need of sanctuary for deportation.

“Afghanistan is not a safe place for a Christian convert. The Court should ask Switzerland to stop turning a blind eye to the situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan… Sending a refugee back to a country where they face persecution because of their faith is incompatible with the Convention.” — AFD International.

The Slaughter of Christians in Egypt

Three masked gunmen targeted and killed Bassem Attallah, a Christian man, 27, after identifying him as a Christian by the cross tattoo on his wrist. According to his older brother, Osama, 38, the siblings and a Muslim colleague, Muhammad, were walking home after work when three armed men, aged between 23 and 25 stopped them. “We thought they were policemen because they weren’t masked… They were wearing black jackets,” Osama recalled. “They approached us and asked Bassem to show them the wrist of his right hand, and when they saw the tattoo of the cross, they asked him: ‘Are you Christian?’ Bassem answered ‘Yes, I am Christian,’ and repeated that again in a loud voice.”

The men then asked Muhammad his name and to show them his wrist. They saw no cross and allowed him to leave. On learning Osama’s name, which is popular among Muslims, and not seeing any cross tattoos on his wrist, they also allowed him to leave. “And then they shot Bassem in the head. I could not believe what happened to my brother. He fell on the ground in front of me and I was unable to do anything…. We lost a person dear to our hearts. My brother Bassem was a very good and kind man. He had a strong relationship with God. He was always reading in the Bible, praying and going to the church. He was loved by all people,” said his grieving brother. The murder took place in Al-Arish, Sinai, which in recent years has been the scene of many attacks on Christians—including the murder of two priests and the mass upheaval of Christian villages.

Separately, on New Year’s Day, which the Muslim calendar does not recognize or celebrate, two Christian brothers were gunned down in public by a masked man on a motorcycle. While they died en route to a hospital, the murderer escaped. At the time of the attack, they were near Christian friend’s store, which sold liquor. Coptic-owned stores that sell liquor have been targeted by those who consider alcohol haram, or forbidden by Islam. Almost one year to the day, on January 3, 2017, a Muslim man sneaked up behind a Christian shop owner in Egypt and slit his throat for selling alcohol.

Finally, more details concerning the Islamist terror attack on a Coptic church on December 29, which left nine dead, continued to emerge. One mother sacrificed herself to save her two young daughters. Nermin Sadik, 32, was walking her two daughters, aged 11 and 7, to Sunday school, when one of the gunmen ran up to her. When she realized what was happening and that he was about to open fire, she flung her daughters away and received a bullet. When the terrorist turned on the two girls, their mother, “with her last breath held them between her arms to protect them from flying bullets,” says the report. Although the girls survived the ordeal, in the end their mother’s body had several bullets in it. Speaking after the tragedy, Nermin’s widower said his wife, who was a nurse, “was affectionate for everyone and she liked to help without charge.”

The Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria

Various attacks on Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen continued throughout the month of January. “At least 16 people have been killed by gunmen in southern Nigeria after a New Year’s Day church service,” says one report. “The group had attended a midnight service before they were ambushed in the early hours of Monday.”

According to another report, in one week alone, 55 people were killed and 200 homes torched, in the Lau local government area of Taraba state.

In yet another instance, 80 Christians were slaughtered by the Muslim herdsmen, many hacked to death by machetes, in Logo and Guma County. Speaking from a hospital bed, one survivor, Peter, said the attackers who went after him “were people I had interfaced with in that community. I got up and called them by their names and tried to wrestle the machete they had out of their hands, but to no avail. I was overpowered and they began to cut me.”

Discussing these ongoing raids, Rev. Musa Asake, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said “Under President [Muhammad] Buhari, the murderous Fulani herdsmen enjoyed unprecedented protection and favoritism to the extent that the herdsmen treat Nigeria as a conquered territory. Rather than arrest and prosecute the Fulani herdsmen, security forces usually manned by Muslims from the North offer them protection as they unleash terror with impunity on the Nigerian people.”

The Rape of Christians in Pakistan

“A Christian boy of only 7 years old was brutally sodomized by a Muslim rapist,” says a report. Daim Masih, a first grader, was walking home from school when he was met by Shan Muhammad, 19, a local: “Hi Daim, it’s nice to see you,” he began. “I have good news, some of our cows have given birth to young calves. Would you like to come with me and see them?” Because the unsuspecting child was fond of animals and knew Shan, he went with him. Walking hand in hand, Masih began to realize that they were not headed for the farm but a secluded place. When he pointed this out to Shan, the latter responded that he had “another big surprise for him.” The report continues:

They walked a few meters to some trees when suddenly Shan ripped off Daim’s shirt, then the rest of his clothes and threw Daim to the ground. Shan then jumped on Daim and proceeded with a sexual assault and sodomization of poor Daim. While the attack was happening the tiny 7 year old struggled to fight off Shan who was much bigger and more powerful then him. Daim was punched, slapped and kneed by Shan who was shouting obscenities during the attack and demanding Daim to stop his screaming. The violence and the unlawful penetration of Dain was so painful however, that he could not stop his screaming. Desperate for him to be quiet or thrilled by the power and subjugation of his prey, sexual predator Shan began to tighten his hands around Daim’s neck and was slowly throttling him to death while having his wicked way with him.

In fact, many Christian children—boys and girls—have been strangled to death during or after being raped in Pakistan over the years. Fortunately for Daim, his grandfather and uncle heard his cries and rushed to the scenes, at which point Muhammad pulled up his pants and fled the scene. The traumatised 7-year-old was subsequently hospitalised.

In another incident, a young, married Christian woman, the mother of a two-year-old girl “was brutally gang-raped by three men and then left tied in the courtyard of a Muslim man’s house until she was found by police two days later,” according to a report. Sidhra, 20, had just left her mother’s home, when three local men began following her. She started to run towards her home, but they caught up with her, and, according to the report, “grabbed her at which point Sidhra blacked-out. She is unable to recall the events of the next 36 hours at this time.” The family eventually learned that she was seen bound to a chair in the courtyard of a local home. The report continues:

[A]ll her family ran to the house of Mohammed Ilyas and peered through the gates when the mother saw her daughter tied up unconscious to a chair with a gag in her mouth, restrained in the courtyard of the neighbour’s home, she started to scream. As each sibling saw their sister they too began to scream and shout hysterically. They banged on the gates and one brother climbed over and unlocked the gate from inside and rushed towards his sister. Sidhra was fully clothed and tied at her wrists and legs the rope securing her was so tight bruises could be seen on her wrists. Despite attempts to wake her it took a few minutes to revive her and she remained dizzy—she showed signs of having been drugged.

When she awoke, Sidhra, who “was unconscious for the whole two days and believes that she was subjected to rape,” identified the three local men, all nephews of Mohammed Ilyas, the owner. Although her father went to lodge a complaint at the police station, “The Police refused to acknowledge her kidnap or rape and did not initially register a First Incident Report (FIR), as they told the family they had no evidence.” After much pressure from the family and other local elders, police registered a crime and arrested two of the assailants—only to release them after some time. Although the family continued to seek justice, “the family holds little hope of any prosecution, as the courts and the police are exhibiting little empathy and seem keen on exonerating the wealthy Muslims,” according to the report. Later, Sidhra said:

I am totally distraught, a visit to my mother has become a day of ruin for me. I have suffered a brutal kidnap and rape by disgusting men with no shame…. The thought of what the men done to me makes me shudder, I have nightmares and feel like my whole world has collapsed. I am terrified of walking on the streets at night and am finding it hard to cope with a deep depression that has consumed me. I had a happy life and that has been taken away from me, but the cruel men who stole my joy will soon be released to threaten me and to attack other women like me. There is no justice in this country.

I am totally distraught, a visit to my mother has become a day of ruin for me. I have suffered a brutal kidnap and rape by disgusting men with no shame…. The thought of what the men done to me makes me shudder, I have nightmares and feel like my whole world has collapsed. I am terrified of walking on the streets at night and am finding it hard to cope with a deep depression that has consumed me. I had a happy life and that has been taken away from me, but the cruel men who stole my joy will soon be released to threaten me and to attack other women like me. There is no justice in this country.

Jihad on Christian Freedom

Kyrgyzstan: Unknown attackers torched a church building in the Muslim-majority nation. The small Baptist community was left “fear[ing] for its safety,” says the report: “The damage to the church has forced its 40 Kyrgyz and Russian members to start searching for a new place of worship, while wondering if there will be a further attack.”

An official told church members that the attack was “organized by those who don’t like your church and Christianity in the midst of a Muslim country.” “We don’t believe that the police will find and punish those who burned our church,” a congregation member said. The report adds that, “Instead of pursuing the arsonists, local Christians said police have asked questions about who funded the church building, how many Kyrgyz are members, and why, as ethnic Muslims, they do not go to the local mosque.”

Kenya: Muslim students beat and stabbed their Christian counterparts for refusing to convert to Islam at Nairobi’s Jamhuri High School. Hostilities began when Muslim students complained of discrimination. This prompted school officials to designate separate bathrooms and sections in the library for Christians and Muslims. It was not long, however, before the Muslim students began defaming Christianity and pressuring Christians to recite the shahada, the Islamic proclamation of faith, and to uphold Muslim rituals. “Some Muslim students forcefully tried to induct Christian students into their Islam faith, and those who refused were knifed, while others were physically beaten,” a local source said. “The knives and machetes used are alleged to have come from outside the school.” At least 35 students — including some Muslims, as the Christians did defend themselves — were injured in the melee. Some Christian students received hospital treatment for stab wounds and other injuries; the principal was also injured. The school was subsequently closed indefinitely.

Uganda: A Christian widow was poisoned by her Muslim neighbors on Christmas Day. Earlier that morning, the mother of five was pleasantly surprised when two female Muslim neighbors visited her with food gifts. After they left, she began preparing lunch for her family and used some of the recently brought ingredients. Before serving her family, she tasted the meal and within minutes, was vomiting. “When she started screaming and was continuously vomiting, I called in a taxi and rushed her to Kabuna dispensary, where it was found that she had been poisoned,” a family member said. She was treated and discharged from the hospital the next day. An analysis of the food items gifted her were revealed to contain poison. A local meeting was convened and the Muslim neighbor, on being question, confessed to poisoning the food. “Accused of intending to kill Madina and her family members,” the reports notes, “Hajira asked for forgiveness, saying that since Madina’s family left Islam two years ago, the loudness of their weekly worship at their house with some other church members had been disturbing her and other Muslim neighbors.” Despite the attempted murder of the apostates, “village leaders made no legal decisions.

Police have not been called, apparently in order to keep tensions with the Muslim community from escalating, but the in-law [of Madina] said Muslim neighbors have started taunting Madina’s children by calling them infidels.”

In a separate account, according to one report, Munabi Abdullah, a 37-year-old Muslim man who embraced Christianity, was met with ostracism. On the evening of his conversion, and “with an irrepressible joy in his heart, he shared his experience with his wife, Aisha Namukoli. She became furious.” In the convert’s own words, “My wife shouted at me in front of the children, saying, ‘Kafir, Kafir [infidel]! You are a big shame to the family.’ She then pushed me out of the house.” Later when he returned, he found several people including his father and mosque members at his house. When he tried to greet them, they silently and angrily stared at him; then his father stood up and said, “You are no longer my son, be cursed forever.” “He hit me with a walking stick that was in his hand and hurt my left hand,” Abdullah explains. “I managed to escape through a banana farm, and after a short while I was at the pastor’s house” where he sought refuge. Local Muslim leaders have since prevented him from having any access to his wife and seven children, aged between 3 and 17.

Nigeria: To coerce, it appears, a Christian woman, 40, and her daughter 21, to convert to Islam, local Muslims falsely accused the two of kidnapping another family member, a child. Problems had begun soon after the husband/father of the family converted to Islam in order to obtain a government job. Amina Isa, his wife, explained: “They told him that he cannot be appointed as a ward head because he’s a Christian, and that if he converts to Islam, he’ll be appointed the ward head. I advised him against changing his religious faith for worldly position, but after much pressure from Muslims in our area, he succumbed to the demand and became a Muslim…. I reminded him that he should remember that all my family members are Muslims, but that I am the only Christian in that family, and that I married him because he was a Christian like me, so I cannot now convert to Islam simply because the Muslims have appointed him a ward head.” Her five children also refused to convert and insisted on remaining Christian. She continues:

Because of their refusal to convert too, we have been threatened, beaten, and subjected to all forms of indignities by my husband and his Muslim collaborators. They’ve [her children] constantly been threatened, beaten, and harassed. In fact, at one time, [the oldest daughter] had to take her younger siblings and go into hiding, but both have been traced and captured by the officials and are currently being held against their will in a location undisclosed to me…. Right now, my daughters are in the custody of these Muslim officials and are being forced into Islam, while at the same time, we are being tried on false charges. All this is to force us to recant. We can never stop being Christians, and we are confident that the God we serve can never abandon us in our trying moments.

After the father forcibly enrolled his youngest daughter in an Islamic school, and her mother and older sister removed her and re-enrolled her in a Christian school, “Their father, in anger, came to me demanding for both girls. When I told him that the children have decided to remain as Christians, he and other Muslim officials in our village went to file charges against me on abducting my own children at the Magistrate Court in Tudun Wada town, a trial I’m still facing for refusing to change my religious faith. They summoned me and demanded I withdraw my daughter from the Christian school, bring her back to the village, and hand her over to them. Since I was helpless, I did as instructed by them and brought my daughter back to them.”

Separately “Pastor Simput Eagles Dafup has been arrested and whisked away to an unknown destination … for allegedly converting a Muslim girl to a Christian, in Plateau State,” a report disclosed. Speaking of this incident, another pastor, Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, and executive director of Voice of Northern Christian Movement, said: “Nigeria security has declared war against Christians in this country.” He also accused the Nigerian government of treating Christians and Muslims differently: “Muslims have abducted 100 Christian girls under the age of 18 and forcefully converted them to Islam and we have reported to several security agencies but no arrest was made or return of Christian girls to their parents…. The abduction of Christian girls has continued unabated. Such scenarios are serious cases of injustice against Christians in the country, and the perpetrators have often gone Scott free.”

European Union/Switzerland: While uncritically taking in and conferring refugee status on countless Muslim migrants, European authorities continued singling out those most in need of sanctuary for deportation. In one instance, a Christian legal group filed an expert brief with the European Court of Human Rights in support of a Muslim man from Afghanistan who converted to Christianity and who risked being deported from Switzerland. The group, known as ADF International, said the man, if forced back to Afghanistan, would as an apostate from Islam face immense persecution, possibly including death: “Afghanistan is not a safe place for a Christian convert,” it said. “The Court should ask Switzerland to stop turning a blind eye to the situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan…. This means much more than demanding a convert practice his faith in secret. Sending a refugee back to a country where they face persecution because of their faith is incompatible with the Convention.”