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UK’s refugee policy discriminates against Syrian Christian refugees, Archbishop of Canterbury forewarns


Syrian Christian refugees

Policy of British PM is discriminatory against the Christians in Syria, Archbishop of Canterbury has warns.

According to media reports, the Archbishop of Canterbury has given the high sign that the British Prime Minister David Cameron’s policy on refugees is unfair towards Christians in Syria. These remarks were reported by the Telegraph.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby while speaking at the House of Lords last week, said, “Within the camps there is significant intimidation and radicalisation, and many particularly of the Christian population who have been forced to flee are unable to be in the camps.”

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“What is the Government’s policy of reaching out to those who are not actually in the camps?” he went on to say. Being next to the huge migrant crisis which has engulfed Europe, UK’s government has chalked out a policy to take around 20,000 Syrian refugees from camps in Syria.

On the other hand, while meeting with David Cameron last week, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby explained that his policy is running the risk of excluding approximately all Christians from the asylum programme. The main reason being the fact that Christians have not gone to the refugee camps; because they are frightened that the Islamic State might target them inside the refugee camps. Instead of refugee camps, Christians have taken refuge in churches, christian school buildings and Christian organisation run buildings in Syria.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey is of similar opinion as he reveals to the Telegraph saying, “The frustration for those of us who have been calling for compassion for Syrian victims for many months is that the Christian community is yet again left at the bottom of the heap.

Mr. Cameron’s policy inadvertently discriminates against the very Christian communities most victimised by the inhuman butchers of the so-called Islamic State. Christians are not to be found in the UN camps, because they have been attacked and targeted by Islamists and driven from them. They are seeking refuge in private homes, church buildings and with neighbours and family.”