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UK Denies Asylum To Christian Convert From Iran Because "Christianity Is Not Peaceful"

•, By Tyler Durden

The Home Office quoted excerpts from the bible in the man's rejection letter - saying the book of Revelations is "filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence," and concluded that "These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a 'peaceful' religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge."

When contacted by The Independent, the Home Office essentially said "our bad" - claiming that the letter was "not in accordance" with proper policies for claims based on religious persecution, and that it was working to improve employee training. 

Lawyers and campaigners said the case demonstrated a "distortion of logic" and a "reckless" approach to asylum seekers' lives, stemming from a tendency by the department to "come up with any reason they can to refuse" cases. -The Independent

The asylum seeker's caseworker, Nathan Stevens, tweeted "I've seen a lot over the years, but even I was genuinely shocked to read this unbelievably offensive diatribe being used to justify a refusal of asylum."

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Comment by chris gill
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the opposite argument could easily be used to denied entry to muslims based on the number of terrorist attacks in the past year alone. yet I bet they won't.. the fact is that Christians and Jews are murdered and are all but driven out should be enough to allow them entry into Christian/Jewish countries buy itself. conversions even faster.