Muslim woman infiltrates Swedish church to spy on Somali Christian converts

A Muslim woman from Somalia has reportedly infiltrated a church in Gothenburg, Sweden, to spy on Somali families who had converted to Christianity. She then relayed the information she gathers to Muslims in other countries.

(REUTERS / Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / Scanpix)The Ringhals nuclear power station is seen on the southwest coast of Sweden, near Gothenburg June 21, 2012.

Qamar Cleasson, a Somali Muslim, reportedly pretended to be a Christian so that she could observe Somali converts in a church in Gothenburg. Her spying activities have sparked concern among the congregants, especially among members from Somalia, Arutz Sheva detailed.

Some of the Somali Christian converts have been forced to hide their faith because they feel threatened. Local sources say Swedish police cannot help these families because they do not have enough resources to do so.

Meanwhile at the Umea municipality, students at a Christian preschool have been prohibited from praying during mealtimes. They are also no longer allowed to discuss the Bible, Breitbart reported.

According to supervisors from the Umea district, prayer and Bible discussions are violations of the Education Act. The measure prohibits the mixing of confessional content with education and gives children the right to decide on whether or not they should participate in these activities.

In an interview with SVT, preschool manager Britt Martie Martensson said their school's interpretation of the Education Act is different. She added that she thought saying grace during meals does not fall under education, and that they do not have prayer time during classes.

In lieu of saying grace during mealtime, the children are now told to sing a rhyme thanking the sun and rain. Martensson said the turn of events is sad because prayer has become a tradition, but the new practice allows their students to "choose to whom and what they want to give thanks."

Meanwhile, preschools strategy planner Pian Roseell said it is difficult to distinguish between educational and confessional activities in preschool. In elementary, however, it is easier to tell because the lessons are conducted in class.