After the young Afghan immigrant became a Christian, he would be in danger of death if he returned to his country. However, he was threatened with expulsion. A typical case of tough asylum policies within the kingdom.
When your faith is questioned, how do you prove its sincerity? Mustafa left Kabul in 2015.Coming from a very pious family with connections to fundamentalists, he was threatened by people close to him because he distanced himself from Islam and refused to accept it “God of vengeance, punishment instead of forgiveness”. He arrived in Sweden on October 23, 2015 and was placed in an asylum seeker’s center, where church volunteers took language lessons.
One day, someone gave him a Bible. Mustafa joined a prayer group and then attended Sunday school. On December 12, 2018, he was baptized at the Pentecostal church in Vrigstad, a village in Småland, southern Sweden. Two weeks ago, her first asylum application was rejected on appeal. He submitted another document, this time emphasizing his conversion, which is equivalent to a death sentence if he returns to Afghanistan.
In an email sent to Pastor David Hjelmqvist, “Big Brother and Extra Father” Mustafa, recognized by the Swedish National Migration Council (Migrationsverket),“Converters expose themselves to real and obvious risks of death penalty and persecution” In Afghanistan.However, in order not to be sent back to his country of origin, his conversion still must “Considered as genuine”. According to the administrative immigration court confirmed in the appeal, on May 19, the decision of the immigration officer Mustafa was not the case. His argument? Two weeks after his first asylum application was rejected, he was baptized.
“From the beginning, Migrationsverket never believed a word of mine”, Mustafa blew. Even his age has changed: when he said he was 16 and a half years old, immigration officials listed him as 18 years old on the day he arrived.When he successfully introduced his Tazkila (Afghanistan ID card), a few months later, Migrationsverket refused to correct it, believing that it was undoubtedly tampered with.
In Jönköping, David Hjelmqvist was not angry: “If Mustafa’s beliefs are not sincere, then it is also true for me.” He condemned one “Legal disaster”. Several pastors testified on behalf of the young Afghan. In his proof, the priest who baptized him assured that, “In the long run, pretending and acting as a Christian is untenable, and we are aware of this.” Instead of “50 years of experience”, He insists that Mufata is “100% true Christian”. Responsible for reviewing his appeal and voting against the opinion of one of the three jurors who dismissed him, ruling that Migrationsverket lost the case “Technically and semantically” When Mustafa’s story is “Clear and consistent.”