Young Christian migrants in Germany are experiencing persecution in their early years in the form of bullying by their Muslim counterparts, a Roman Catholic priest helping out in refugee camps revealed.
Speaking to German radio broadcaster Deutschlandradio Kultur, 58-year-old Catholic priest Andreas Knapp shared stories of how Christian kids in refugee camps are being disrespected by Muslims who make up most of the migrant youths.
Muslim children have shown "disrespectful" behavior towards Christians, saying they "hate" Christians who had come from the Middle East, according to Knapp.
In one instance, the Catholic priest said a Christian boy was bullied so badly by young Muslim refugees that he had to request to be transferred to another school.
In another similar instance, a 13-year-old boy from a migrant camp in the German state of Saxony told Knapp about his experiences with Muslim children, who treated him as if he was an outcast.
"There were a lot of children who were all Muslims, and I was the only Christian. When I would go to them and say, 'Let's play football', they said, 'No, you're a Christian!' Then they insulted me because I eat pork," the priest quoted the Christian child as saying, according to Breitbart News.
Knapp said the main reason why Muslim kids despise their Christian counterparts is that they perceive them as collaborators of unfriendly Western governments, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, because of their religious beliefs.
There have also been reports of how thousands of Christian migrants of all ages suffer abuse, violence and harassment in refugee camps, some in the hands of Muslims. Former Muslims who have decided to convert to Christianity have particularly been vulnerable to such attacks.
Because of these instances, some groups have proposed that Christians be allowed to stay in camps separate from migrants with other religions.