Not without an extensive knowledge of Islam.
I don’t believe that Finnish Lutheran clergy are even qualified enough to interview these supposed converts, let alone Finnish law officials. The gross ignorance of many of these people on Islam is staggering. Yes there will always be few who are well read on the subject, but the overwhelming majority is not. The environment in which they work is one of suppression, refusal to view Islam for what it is. Again, it’s not enough to evaluate a potential Christian convert on what they know about Christianity, they need to inquire at length why they hold Islam to be no longer a viable belief system for themselves.
NOTE: Stating that Mohamed is not a prophet nor one worthy of emulating as the supreme example of human behavior, is something very few I wager, will be willing to state and therein lies their achilles heel. Oh, and once they are successful in fooling the authorities, do honestly think that they will deport them after a couple years in the country and found out to be attending a mosque?
Finnish priests worry about deportation of converted Christians
Finnish priests want to play a bigger role in deciding whether the faith of asylum seekers who convert to Christianity is genuine.
Over 400 Finnish priests, mostly Lutheran, have signed a petition requesting that the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) make use of the clergy’s knowledge in dealing with asylum seekers who convert to Christianity.
“The parishes have real expertise with people who have converted to Christianity from Islam or another religion,” says Jouni Lehikoinen, vicar at St Michael’s parish in Turku.
The church has previously estimated that hundreds of asylum seekers have converted to Christianity since arriving in Finland.
The authorities at Migri only conduct one interview when determining an applicant’s religion, he adds.
According to Lehikoinen, in some Islamic countries people who have converted to Christianity in Finland may face persecution.
He says the church makes efforts to avoid helping asylum seekers convert to Christianity only to advance their asylum applications.
“We make it clear to asylum seekers who want to convert that furthering their application is not a reason to become a Christian,” Lehikoinen says.
The petition will be delivered to interior minister Paula Risikko on 20 September.