Church of England Under Scrutiny for Converting Asylum Seekers Following Liverpool Bombing

Church of England Under Scrutiny for Converting Asylum Seekers Following Liverpool Bombing


The Church of England has come under scrutiny in the wake of the Liverpool terror attack after it has emerged that the bomber had converted from Islam to Christianity in an apparent attempt to help him claim asylum in the UK.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Emad Al Swealmeen, who died in a blast outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital, was a failed asylum seeker who converted to Christianity at the Liverpool Cathedral.

The Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Rev Paul Bayes, told The Telegraph that it is common practice for the church to inform migrants converting to Christianity that they should not “think it will make life any easier in an asylum-seeker tribunal”.

However, asylum seekers can claim that as a result of their

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