Christians left asylum housing after being threatened

A group of Christian asylum seekers felt forced to leave an asylum housing building in Mönsterås, in southeast Sweden, after threats and harassment.

A group of Muslim asylum seekers demanded that the two families stop wearing Christian symbols, like crosses around their necks. The families were also not welcome in common areas when the other group was present, according to the newspaper Östra Småland.

"They decided on their own to arrange new housing and moved away without our assistance," Mikael Lönngren, from the Migration Agency in Kalmar county, told newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

The incident was not reported to the police. Lönngren told Dagens Nyheter that religious conflicts were uncommon in asylum housing.