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Sweden rejects asylum claims by Iraqi Christians

Catholic World News - December 20, 2010

The government of Sweden has refused to accept a request for asylum from 5 Iraqi Christians who said that they faced persecution in their native land.

The 5 Christians were returned to Iraq—at a time when thousands of other Christians are fleeing the country to escape a campaign of violence. UN officials have criticized the Swedish decision.

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Dec. 21, 2010 8:20 AM ET USA

    A dark day for Sweden, a historically Christian country. In WWII, they allowed persecuted Jews to seek asylum there. But I guess in today's PC dystopia, persecuted Christians are non-persons.

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