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ISIS Tells Assyrian Christians in Sweden: 'Convert or Die '

Shahin

Member
ISIS Tells Assyrian Christians in Sweden: 'Convert or Die '

A recent investigation by Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has found that the Assyrian community in the city of Gothenburg, southwestern Sweden is being threatened by ISIL-inspired messages to "convert [to Islam] or die."

On Tuesday, when Swedish Assyrian Markus Samuelsson arrived at his restaurant in southwest Gothenburg, he found the walls outside covered in graffiti featuring fundamentalist Islamist messages of "Convert or Die" and "The Caliphate is Here."

The graffiti also featured the letter 'N' for 'Nazarene', known to have been written by ISIL terrorists on the doors of Christian families in Mosul prior to the Islamic State's capture of the city last year.

"The messages said, among other things, that 'the Caliphate is here' and 'convert or die'. I felt ill; this is terribly unpleasant and threatening," the restaurant owner emphasized.

With an estimated population of 120,000, Sweden has one of the largest diasporas of Assyrians in the world outside the Middle East.

Another article:
By Thomas D. Williams

Posted 2015-10-14 23:11 GMT
Assyrian Christians living in Sweden have been targeted with a string of threatening messages linked to the Islamic State, including demands that they "convert or die."

A recent report by Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter revealed that the Assyrian community in the city of Gothenburg, in southwestern Sweden, is being menaced by unidentified aggressors using known Islamic State methods and symbols. According to reports, local police are investigating the threats, but so far have found nothing.

The town of Gothenburg is a hotbed for jihadist recruiting, and the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet earlier this year reported that at least 150 people had left the city to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp has called Gothenburg "the Swedish Center for Jihadists," and the town with a population of a half million has contributed more fighters to ISIS than the entire United States of America.

On Tuesday, Swedish Assyrian Markus Samuelsson found the walls of his restaurant in Gothenburg covered in jihadist graffiti, including messages of "Convert or Die" and "The Caliphate is Here."

These same messages, along with the ISIS logo and the Arabic letter "noun", were painted on the walls of the Le Pain Francois bakery and the next-door pizzeria as well, though other, non-Assyrian owned restaurants were left untouched.

"I felt a sudden chill down my spine. It's terribly painful, we feel threatened," Samuelsson, who owns Le Pain Francois, told DN.

ISIS militants in the Middle East have used the Arabic letter ? to signify Christians--Nazarenes--and painted it on the doors of Christian homes in Mosul before seizing the city last year. Identifying the homes of Christians, Islamic State fighters later drove them out of the city, telling them to either leave, convert to Islam, or pay a tax.

Samuelsson is one of some 3,000 Assyrian Christians living in Gothenburg.

In February, an essay in the Sweden Report complained that when defecting Swedes return to their homeland after serving as ISIS militants in the Middle East, they are not punished by Swedish authorities, but are "coddled with therapy" and "fast-tracked to jobs ahead of native Swedes."

Other sources:
Article in Swedish on Hujada website
Twitter posts about this topic
 

mrzurnaci

Active member
it's either a real threat or a trolling ass hole Muslim trying to scare off Assyrians.

either way, better safe than sorry and get armed.
 

Joe25

New member
Muslim scum at it again. These are exactly the type of vile creatures who leave the west to go join Isis in the ME. I wish they could get killed right there in Sweden instead of allowing them to leave and kill innocent people in Syria/Iraq.
 

Cascade

Active member
mrzurnaci said:
it's either a real threat or a trolling ass hole Muslim trying to scare off Assyrians.

either way, better safe than sorry and get armed.
They always sound like trolls to me.
 
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