Christian Convert Attacked Outside Pentecostal church

Country: Sweden

Date of incident: February 11, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A Christian Afghani asylum seeker was attacked after attending a worship service at a Pentecostal church in Karlstad.

The incident happened outside the church and was committed by two perpetrators who “came up and knocked something against the man’s throat,” said Dan Kihlström chairman of Christian congregation. He found the victim lying in pain on the ground with signs of injuries on the neck. 


The victim was immediately brought to hospital for treatment. The Swedish police were summoned and a preliminary investigation launched. 


Världen idag reported that the same person received death threats previously in his asylum home because of his conversion to Christianity from Islam. 


Source: Världen idag


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