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22 Mar 2019

Home Office quotes Bible in asylum refusal letter

Correspondent

An Iranian man who claimed refugee status here three years ago had his original application turned down by the Home Office.

They said his conversion to Christianity did not stand up to scrutiny.

Officials took issue with his claim that he’d become a Christian because it was a peaceful religion.

A rejection letter from the Home Office quoted violent passages from the Bible.

The Church of England has criticised the government over the decision.