A human rights law group reported on Tuesday that a Muslim convert to Catholicism and his family in the U.S. could face deportation back to Egypt despite documented attacks from the man's family members in his home country as well as death threats. [There goes Obama's rally for equality and tolerance, eh?]
The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty issued a press release on Aug. 24 announcing their intervention in the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) denied asylum to Walid Salama, an Egyptian convert to Catholicism and his wife and child, who are also Christian.
“The Department of Homeland Security says it can't tell the difference between a convert who deserves asylum and just another religious minority,” [Conveniently dumb!] said Becket Fund National Litigation Director Eric Rassbach. “But Mr. Salama's relatives sure can – they repeatedly beat Mr. Salama, tried to kidnap Mr. Salama's wife, vandalized their car, and tried to kill their baby daughter.” [And the government of the "land of the free and the home of the brave" is sending the poor man and his family to a ravening pack of hungry and wild wolves.]
“They consider converts to be traitors to Islam and therefore deserving of death, and the police have been complicit in Mr. Salama's torment. If Mr. Salama is forced to return to Egypt he will not survive,” Rassbach added. [And the US remains silent...]
The Becket Fund argued in their brief that the decision to deny asylum and send Salama and his family back to Egypt disregards evidence detailing the persecution of both Christians and Christian converts from Islam in Egypt. The brief also cites Salama’s testimony of having faced violence and death threats and additionally argues that asylum is required under American law if one is forced to conceal one’s faith. [Politically correct? But not for Catholics! See how Muslims view people of other religion? You can't blame them. They are just following what is taught to them by their holy book!]
“In this country, if the local sheriff sits on his hands while a lynch mob attacks a minority, we'd call it an outrage and a crime,” Rassbach added. “But DHS doesn't seem to care that Mr. Salama, as a convert to Christianity, faces the same fate should he be forced to return to Egypt.”
The religion of peace can't wait to make its point clear...
Death to infidels and traitors.