Not a single Christian was among the 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in the first three months of this year, the Home Office has admitted.
It agreed only to resettle Muslims and rejected the four Christians recommended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), despite past US declarations that Isis was committing genocide against them.
The disclosure was obtained by the Barnabas Fund, a charity that supports persecuted Christians, under freedom of information laws after a protracted tussle with the Home Office.
Martin Parsons, head of research at the Barnabas Fund, said: "We think there is a cultural problem. We don't want them to prioritise Christians — we want to prioritise people on the basis of vulnerability."