By Theodore Shoebat
Muslim terrorists in Syria surrounded numerous Christian homes in the village of Mishirfe, taking numerous Christians and killing them. Surviving Christians fled to Germany where they were placed in a refugee center with ISIS agents. According to one report:
“Whose beer is this?”
Tarek Bakhous says that’s what a roommate recently asked him with a sneer when he opened the fridge.
Bakhous was the only Christian among 10 Syrian refugees in a shared apartment assigned by German authorities. The others were devout Muslims who didn’t drink alcohol.
“If you think beer is forbidden,” Bakhous says he replied, “Why did you come to Germany?”
“We’re the majority in this house,” he says his roommate replied. “If you don’t like it, you can go.”
Eventually he did.
More than 1.5 million migrants have entered Germany this year and last, among them Christians and other minorities fleeing ISIS and other extremist Muslim violence in Iraq and Syria.
But just when they thought they’d escaped harassment by Muslim extremists, some found it again, in Germany.
Open Doors Germany, a Christian organization, says it interviewed 200 Christian migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan this year, and that 88 percent of them reported being targeted by other migrants because of their religion. Most people reported facing insults, but some reported physical attacks and even some death threats, the organization says.
In some cases, harassment is reaching members of the world’s oldest Christian communities.
Bakhous spoke about his experiences from the pews of his church, the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antiochia in Berlin, where the liturgy is in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.
It’s an ancient Christian community that is dwindling in Syria. Bakhous came to Germany in September because his Christian neighborhood near the city of Homs was attacked by rebels, he says.
Another member of the church, Wassim Awad, worked as a veterinarian in Mishirfe, a village of Christians and Alawites also near Homs. Awad says his village supported the Syrian government. Opposition rebels surrounded the village, and Christians and Alawites in his village were kidnapped and killed, he says.
So Awad left for Germany, and says he ended up at a refugee shelter where the majority of the refugees were Sunni Muslims.
Awad says he overheard some of them boasting that they weren’t fleeing persecution, but that they were there to spread political Islam in Europe.
“Daesh is Islam,” Awad says he overheard some of them saying, in praise of the ISIS group.
“Jabhat Al-Nusra is good,” he says he heard some say, too, referring to the al-Qaeda affiliate.
Once, Awad approached a police officer stationed at the refugee shelter.
“I told him, ‘We came from Syria. We are fleeing ISIS and al-Nusra. And you put us with ISIS and al-Nusra,’ ” Awad says.
“The police said, ‘It’s Germany. They have right to free speech. There’s nothing we can do,’” he says.