A Christian aid worker in Spain has shared how many Syrian refugees in the country are “frustrated” with Islam and are converting to Christianity.
Pablo, the leader of a small, indigenous ministry that helps resettle war-scarred refugees from Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere, shared the story of Amer and his wife, Sana.
Having lost everything and watched his father die while fleeing to Europe from Islamic State atrocities in Syria, Amer was a broken man when he arrived in Spain along with his wife and two teenage children.
Although a Muslim, Amer was embittered toward religion after seeing Islamic State militants kill, rape and mutilate in the name of Islam.
The family made it to Germany before they were sent to Cadiz Province, on the southern tip of Spain, as part of a European Union program to distribute refugees more evenly.
Because they were suspicious of Christians and disillusioned enough by the cruel way they had been treated in Europe, Amer and his wife were dismayed to have to deal with an outfit run by Christians.
“They didn’t want to talk with us,” Pablo said. “But then they were not able to find a flat, and we helped them get housing. We started building bridges with them and other Syrians through events such as a Syrian food festival. One day, they asked us why we were doing all of this.”
“Syrian refugees are very frustrated with Islam,” Pablo said.
CAM reveals that every six months the EU sends 150 such refugee families to the ministry for assistance in getting resettled, stretching the indigenous ministry’s human and financial resources.
While the Spanish government pays 80 percent of the initial resettlement expenses, the ministry struggles to pay the remaining 20 percent, which goes toward blankets, food, furnishing apartments, gas for cooking and heating water, teaching Spanish, jobs training and starting non-profit business enterprises to help sustain the immigrants.