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Canadian govt may deport refugee Muslim family who converted to Christianity and faces death upon re

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by redleghunter, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

    United States
    WELLAND, Ontario, September 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Christian family, who converted from Islam and are now illegal refugees in Canada, is in danger of being deported back to their native country of Nigeria where they say they face certain death for abandoning Islam for faith in Jesus Christ.

    “They face a ‘fatwa’ (a pronouncement of death) against them for converting to Christianity from Islam,” Randy Lorenz of Canadian Aid to Persecuted Christians told LifeSiteNews. “They believe they face certain death if they are returned to Nigeria. They are quite fearful.”

    Morufat Ogunkoga and her children Viktor, 16, Hephzibah, 14, and Rejoice, 10, are due in immigration court in Mississauga, Ontario, tomorrow afternoon. LifeSiteNews has been credibly informed that they might be taken into custody during the hearing.

    Ironically, both Hephzibah and Rejoice were featured in a CBC News photograph with Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau, with an accompanying caption saying they were his supporters. In reality, they and a spokesperson for the family had delivered a plea to Trudeau in person when he appeared in Niagara-on-the-Lake last month.

    The Ogunkoga family has lived in Ontario’s city of Welland, near Niagara Falls, since 2018. The family members are converts to Christianity from Islam and allegedly fled Nigeria after a warning that Morufat’s father, a leader in an Islamist extremist group, wanted to harm them.

    A spokeswoman for the Ogunkoga family told LifeSiteNews that the warning had come from Morufat’s own mother.

    “They ran because her mother wrote her a letter saying that she is very disappointed that (Morufat) is a Christian, but she must run because her father wants to kill (her) to become higher in the organization,” Sonya Wierenga told LifeSiteNews.

    She added that Morufat’s mother has since died.

    Wierenga is the executive director of Rose City Kids, a charity for which Viktor Ogunkoga is a volunteer. Wierenga explained that she acts as a go-between, facilitating communications between the Ogunkoga family and their immigration lawyer, Peter Solano.

    Wierenga alleged that Morufat’s father had harmed both Morufat and her son Victor before leaving Nigeria. The mother of three was burned with an iron, and Victor was cut with a knife. She also alleged that someone in the extended family had arranged a Muslim marriage for Hephzibah before their flight.

    Christian groups and activists have called for other Christians to support the Ogunkoga family in their bid to stay in the country. Lorenz told LifeSiteNews that he believes the government is not taking the appropriate time to establish the family’s humanitarian status or to do a proper risk assessment.

    “They’re trying to boot (Morufat) out of the country before then,” he said.

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  2. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They may face a fatwa in Canada too.
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  3. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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