Muslim Christian convert wins asylum
Jan. 21, 2004
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Thursday January 22, 2004
The federal administrative court in Leipzig said Tuesday the defendant, a political refugee from Iran, could conceivably face persecution in his native country as a result of having renounced Islam.
The case was seen as setting a precedent for other refugees seeking political asylum in Germany.
The judge noted that a Moslem man’s decision to join and regularly attend a Christian church was tangible proof of religious convictions potentially at variance with policies of a conservative Islamic republic
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