Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Kurdish Christians Complain of Discrimination

"Muslims who convert to Christianity say they are ostracised by society and family.

By Ayyub Kareem in Sulaimaniyah (ICR)

The small but growing number of Kurds who convert to Christianity say they face discrimination and intolerance from the Muslim majority.

Kurdish Christians – still a tiny minority - say they find it difficult to practice their religion because of public intolerance. Muslims in the region counter that it is wrong for Christians to proselytise among other faith groups.

The converts are joining new, western-style Christian groups which started growing after the fall of Saddam Hussein, rather than the long-established Christian communities such as the Assyrians and Chaldeans, who do not seek new members from Muslim backgrounds.
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