Germany’s federal police recorded almost 100 attacks against Christians in 2017

German conservative politicians have expressed shock after figures leaked by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) revealed 97 anti-Christian hate crimes in the country last year, Deutsche Welle reports.

According to the reports, a quarter of the 97 cases comprised attacks on churches and Christian symbols, and there were 14 cases of violent “anti-Christian crimes” among asylum seekers or refugees. That number includes the murder of a Christian convert by a fellow refugee in Prien, Bavaria. There were also nine cases of bodily harm.

German politicians expressed shock at the figures. “Anyone who wants to live here must distance themselves from any anti-Christian disposition, otherwise, they are simply not welcome,” said Joachim Herrmann of the Christian Social Union.