.- Germany may open its doors to Iraqi Christians fleeing from persecution by Muslim extremists if the countries of the European Union vote to refuse to do so.
Germanyâs Commissioner for Immigration Affairs, Maria Boehmer, told the website ankawa.com that âmembers of the Christian minority are regularly threatened by Muslim gangs and heads of families are forced to convert to Islam or leave the country in 24 hours.â
âQuick action is necessary considering the grave crisis of human rights in the region,â she said. âThe situation is worsening for non-Muslim refugees in Jordan and Syria who have escaped persecution.â The SIR news agency reported that some countries of the EU consider helping Christians to be âdiscrimination against Muslims who leave Iraq.â
In response to the criticism, Boehmer said, âWe must begin by helping those who are in the worst condition,â including religious minorities, women who are alone and childrenââpeople who do not have the possibility of returning to Iraq and donât know how to live.â