Markus Samuelsson, one of 3,000 Assyrian Christians living in Gothenburg, said he found the walls of his restaurant covered with eerie messages such as “convert or die” and “the (ISIS) Caliphate is here”.
Translated from Swedish, the chilling notes said the following:
“You as disbelievers will be beheaded in three days inside your houses and we will bomb your rotten corpses afterwards.
1. Convert to ISLAM.
2. Pay the protection (i.e Jizya) tax
3. Now you will be decapitated
The police can not save you from being murdered. Death comes to all.”
Mr. Samuelsson, who owns the restaurant Le Pain Francois, told Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter: “I felt a sudden chill down my spine. It’s terribly painful. We feel threatened.”
The same messages, along with the ISIS logo, were also painted on a neighbouring pizzeria, while other non-Assyrian-owned businesses were left unscathed, it was reported by Breitbart.
Similar to how Nazis drew stars on Jewish businessness, these warnings were accompanied with the Arabic letter ن; a symbol which has been used by ISIS in the Middle East to denote Christians.
The perpetrators who wrote the notes are yet to be found.