Assyrian Christians Under Siege by Pro-ISIL Sentiment in Sweden

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A recent investigation by Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has found that the Assyrian community in the city of Gothenburg, southwestern Sweden is being threatened by ISIL-inspired messages to “convert [to Islam] or die.”
On Tuesday, when Swedish Assyrian Markus Samuelsson arrived at his restaurant in southwest Gothenburg, he found the walls outside covered in graffiti featuring fundamentalist Islamist messages of “Convert or Die” and “The Caliphate is Here.”

The graffiti also featured the letter ‘N’ for ‘Nazarene’, known to have been written by ISIL terrorists on the doors of Christian families in Mosul prior to the Islamic State’s capture of the city last year.

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