Christians living in Sweden have been told to ‘convert or die’ in chilling messages across Gothenburg – a hotbed of ISIS recruitment
Christians living in Sweden have been warned to ‘convert to Islam or die’ in a string of threatening messages linked to the Islamic State.
Members of the Assyrian community are understood to have been targeted with sinister graffiti daubed on restaurants and businesses in Gothenburg – a hotbed for jihadist recruitment.
The messages bear all the hallmarks of the chilling psychological warfare employed by ISIS in the Middle East, but as yet Swedish police have been unable to track down those responsible.
Markus Samuelsson, one of 3,000 Assyrian Christians living in Gothenburg, said he found the walls of his restaurant covered with the messages ‘convert or die’ and ‘the caliphate is here’.
The latter is a reference to the terror group’s attempt to create a warped form of Islamic government which has seen it clamp down on religious freedoms with shocking brutality across Iraq and Syria.
Mr Samuelsson, who owns Le Pain Francois, told Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter: ‘I felt a sudden chill down my spine. It’s terribly painful. We feel threatened.