Religiously-Motivated Attacks on 743 Christian Refugees in Germany

Country: Germany

Date of incident: October 17, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



The NGOs AVC (Action on behalf of Persecuted Christians and the Needy), EMG (European Mission Society) as well as ZOCD (Central Council of Oriental Christians in Germany) and Open Doors announced the results of their research on October 17th.

After publishing the first survey in May the contributing NGOs stated that they had only uncovered the ’tip of the iceberg’. The high number of newly documented incidents indicates a nationwide problem, but even the 743 cases of affected Christian refugees are most likely only a fraction of the true number.

 

Out of 743 affected refugees 617 (83%) report of multiple assaults, 314 (42%) of death threats, 416 (56%) of violent assaults, 44 (6%) of sexual assaults. 91% (674) of the assaults were committed by Muslim fellow refugees, 28% (205) by Muslim guards and 34% (254) by other parties. Many of the attacks were committed by more than one person. If they failed to assist the victims, guards, camp managers and local authorities could be said to have passively contributed to these attacks as well.

Source: Open Doors Deutschland
Read the full report here.