Grupos terroristas que avançam sobre o Iraque e a Síria costumam colocar o símbolo dos cristãos, letra N árabe para Nazareno (aquele círculo com um U e um ponto em cima), em casas de cristãos para dizer para eles que se quiserem viver e manter suas propriedades eles devem se converter ao Islã.
Eu até comprei uma camisa com o símbolo nazareno (comentei aqui no blog) para ajudar aos cristãos do Iraque e da Síria. Aliás, o uso desse símbolo para denotar os cristãos é bem antigo. Cervantes, por exemplo, no seu livro Dom Quixote, lembrou dos "nazarenos" em terras islâmicas.
Agora o uso desse símbolo para ameaçar os cristãos chegou até a Suécia, terra supostamente cristã. Como mostra a foto acima. Eu não usaria a camisa que comprei na Suécia ou em qualquer país europeu, poderia ser morto nas ruas.
Vejamos parte da reportagem do jornal Sputnik News.
Assyrian Christians Under Siege by Pro-ISIL Sentiment in Sweden
A recent investigation by Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has found that the Assyrian community in the city of Gothenburg, southwestern Sweden is being threatened by ISIL-inspired messages to "convert [to Islam] or die."
The graffiti also featured the letter 'N' for 'Nazarene', known to have been written by ISIL terrorists on the doors of Christian families in Mosul prior to the Islamic State's capture of the city last year.
Hus och affärer tillhörande svensk-assyrier i Göteborg märkta med IS-symbol http://t.co/1OWfBpVDeQ #svpol #migpol pic.twitter.com/m9bfJeuTrX— MX Cartoons (@MXCartoons) 13 октября 2015
Islamistiska slagord på ett café och en pizzeria i Göteborg, "Konvertera eller dö" pic.twitter.com/ncVBoSMEMn— Nuri Kino (@KinoNuri) 13 октября 2015
According to DN, this is the second case in a matter of days when ISIL symbology has been found spray-painted on local businesses owned by Swedish Assyrians.
The Samuelsson brothers own several restaurants in the southwestern Swedish city of Gothenburg, a city of over half a million which about three thousand people of Assyrian background call home.
Samuelsson found the spray-painted warnings at his bakery. According to DN, despite the fact that the square in which the bakery is located has several other restaurants, only businesses owned by Assyrians were targeted. This was the second time in a week that an Assyrian-owned pizzeria has faced this type of vandalism.
"The messages said, among other things, that 'the Caliphate is here' and 'convert or die'. I felt ill; this is terribly unpleasant and threatening," the restaurant owner emphasized.
The Assyrians, a Christian Semitic group indigenous to the Middle East, are a minority which has been made particularly vulnerable to ISIL violence following the terrorist organization's takeover of much of Iraq and Syria over the past year. Last week, ISIL began executing Assyrian men taken hostage in Syria in February, warning that they would kill as many as 200 more if a $100,000 ransom for each is not paid.
Samuelsson has spoken to the police. "I believe that they took our information seriously, but we have not yet received any feedback yet," he noted. "I sincerely hope that they will react to this case with all seriousness. There are people working in the bakery at night, and we are worried that we may be subjected to arson attacks, or something similar," he added.
(Agradeço a informação ao site Weasel Zippers)