Hundreds of Muslims hoping to end their flight from the Mideast with asylum in Germany have willingly converted to Christianity, thinking their new-found faith will boost their chances for acceptance by the government.
Pastor Gottfried Martens said to one Iranian refugee who was converting in order to cross the border, the Daily Mail reported: “Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds? Will you break away from Islam?”
And, the Daily Mail reported. the speedy reply was, “yes.”
Germany was expecting about 2,500 refugees on Monday – and that was after about 20,000 flowed across the border over the weekend. Chancellor Angela Merkel called the situation “breathtaking,” and asserted: “What we are experiencing now is something that will occupy and change our country in coming years.”
She also pledged those who needed aid would receive it. Merkel also clarified Christians were not given special treatment over those of other faiths, including Muslim.
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But many are quietly making the faith switch anyway, and at least one female asylum seeker told the Daily Mail she knew of many conversions that were rooted in hopes of bettering the chances for an open door to the border.
The news outlet reported hundreds of Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers have renounced their Muslim beliefs and embraced the Christian faith at just one evangelical Trinity Church in a Berlin neighborhood in recent weeks.