Aug 7 2017
IN SWEDEN, an Iranian convert to Christianity faces deportation while the Swedish government gives new identities to ISIS jihadists returning from the battlefield
Aideen Strandsson, an Iranian actress who left Islam to become a Christian, has been in Sweden since 2014 on a work visa, but the migration board rejected Aideen’s request for asylum leaving her to face deportation back to Iran, where she faces prison, rape and death if returned.
CBN News Sweden’s migration board says, on its own webpage, that it will never deport asylum seekers to nations where they face danger, but that is exactly what Aideen faces after her case has been appealed and processed by the Migration Agency and thereafter by the Swedish courts, which decided that she cannot be granted asylum.
Strandsson and other Christian asylum seekers in Sweden face deportation at the same time that the Swedish government has given 150 protected identities to former ISIS fighters who have returned to Sweden, so that they can find jobs.
CBN News has received many offers of help and even asylum for Aideen from other nations. But Strandsson cannot leave Sweden. Her Iranian passport has been taken away. And she says her first choice is to remain in Sweden, if possible. “They said to me it’s your personal life and it’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian, and it’s your problem,” she said.
Returning ISIS jihadists get special treatment from the Swedish government but there will be no such help for Aideen.