After A Christian Church Was Set On Fire, Police Investigating Eerily Warn The Christians ‘It Was Done By Those Who Don’t Like Christianity In The Middle Of A Muslim Country’

After A Christian Church Was Set On Fire, Police Investigating Eerily Warn The Christians ‘It Was Done By Those Who Don’t Like Christianity In The Middle Of A Muslim Country’

A Baptist Church was burned down in Muslim-majority Kyrgystan. When the police came to investigate, they eerily warned the Christians saying ‘the church fire was done by those who don’t want Christianity in the middle of a Muslim country’ according to a report

A Baptist community in eastern Kyrgyzstan fears for its safety, with its 40 Kyrgyz and Russian members searching for a new place of worship, after unknown attackers set its church building on fire, World Watch Monitor (WWM) reported.

According to WWM, when local radio and TV stations broadcasted news of the arson attack, in Kajisay, a small town in the Issyk-Kul region that borders China, it caused a ‘great public outcry’.

The organisation reported an investigating police officer as saying that the attack was ‘organised by those who don’t like your church and Christianity in the midst of a Muslim country’.

Meanwhile, one church member reportedly said: ‘We don’t believe that the police will find and punish those who burned our church.’

Local Christians said that instead of pursuing the arsonists, police have asked questions about who funded the church building, how many Kyrgyz are members, and why, as ethnic Muslims, they do not go to the local mosque.

In August last year, WWM reported an attack on a Christian community in which, according to local sources, Islamic radicals sprayed ‘We will kill you’ across the church’s walls.

A source added at the time that ‘police and the authorities will stay away from this case because they do not want to help Christians’, who make up only six per cent of the population of the country. (source)

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Muslim Woman Gives Christian Widow And Her Five Children Gifts Filled With Poison On Christmas Day

Muslim Woman Gives Christian Widow And Her Five Children Gifts Filled With Poison On Christmas Day

A Muslim woman admitted to giving her Christian neighbor gifts filled with poison on Christmas Day. She said that she did it because the family, who are former Muslims turned Christians, were ‘too loud’ during their worship services at home according to a report:

A Christian mother of five in eastern Uganda was pleasantly surprised when two Muslim neighbors visited her on Christmas morning with gifts of sugar, salt, soap, matchboxes, groundnuts and cooking oil.

Nafamba Bongo Madina, whose children range in age from 5 to 14, thanked Taaka Hajira and the other Muslim neighbor in Gayaza village, Kabuna Sub-County, Budaka District, for the goods. When the lunch hour approached, Madina began preparing some food with the oil she had received.

Before serving lunch to family members, including an in-law unnamed for security reasons, she first tasted the food. Within minutes she began vomiting.

“When she started screaming and was continuously vomiting, I called in a taxi and rushed her to Kabuna dispensary, where it was found that she had been poisoned,” the in-law told Morning Star News.

Madina was treated and discharged after spending a night in the health center.

After she returned, Madina’s relatives took the cooking oil to the center for analysis, where it was found to contain poison, the relative said.

The chairman of Gavaza village, John Guloba, urgently convened an 8 a.m. meeting on Dec. 28, where he questioned Hajira. She confirmed that she had taken the gifts to Madina, including the poisoned cooking oil, the in-law said. Another Gavaza official present, Laaka Bison, confirmed to Morning Star News that Hajira confessed.

Accused of intending to kill Madina and her family members, Hajira asked for forgiveness, saying that since Madina’s family left Islam two years ago, the loudness of their weekly worship at their house with some other church members had been disturbing her and other Muslim neighbors. Hajira’s house is about 100 yards from Madina’s.

Chairman Guloba, a Christian, expressed his shock at what could have befallen Hajira’s family, but village leaders made no legal decisions.

Police have not been called, apparently in order to keep tensions with the Muslim community from escalating, but the in-law said Muslim neighbors have started taunting Madina’s children by calling them infidels.

“I know this is meant at provoking my family, with an intention of causing harm to us,” Madina said.

Madina’s husband died shortly after leaving Islam and placing his faith in Christ two years ago, leaving her and her children, now ages 14, 12, 10, 7 and 5. (source, source)

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Hindu Policeman Tells Disabled Christian Pastor At Police Station ‘If You Keep Worshipping Jesus I Will Cut Your Leg Off And Turn Your Life Into A Living Hell’

Hindu Policeman Tells Disabled Christian Pastor At Police Station ‘If You Keep Worshipping Jesus I Will Cut Your Leg Off And Turn Your Life Into A Living Hell’

A Christian pastor was summoned to a police station after a conflict with Hindu extremists. At the station, the policeman, also a Hindu, told the pastor that he would cut off the pastors leg and ‘make (his) life a living hell’ if he did not stop worshipping Christ:

Summoned to a police station after Hindu extremists stopped his church’s worship last month, a pastor in northern India brought some 50 Christians with him to help plead for his rights.

But 45-year-old pastor David Amarnath of Pathakpur village in Bhadohi District, Uttar Pradesh state, was taken aback by what police told him.

“Why did you bring all these people?” an officer told him. “It is very simple. The BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] government is ruling now, and you can’t assemble to pray. The local Hindu Vahini activists and all RSS [Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh] groups are now informed of your activities – they will be after you. Even we can’t help you.”

Pastor Amarnath added that when the Christians asked about the fundamental right to freedom of worship in the Indian constitution, saying they had not violated any laws, police official M.K. Pandey replied, “So, if I lodge an FIR [First Information Report] against your brother, are you all ready to go to jail for him?”

The Christians said, “Yes.” Pandey later told Pastor Amarnath, who has only one complete leg and requires a wheelchair, that if he continued worshipping, “I will cut your other leg off. Your life will become hell. So refrain from all Christian activities,” according to the pastor.

Church member Amit Jaiswar said that the Dec. 11 encounter at the police station and the disruption of worship the previous day made Christmas celebration impossible.

“We have not gathered as a church for Sunday worship for three weeks till date,” he told Morning Star News. “We did not celebrate Christmas and could not observe watch night service for New Year’s Eve. Our pastor is under observation by RSS activists.”

On Dec. 25, seven police officers were deployed in front of Pastor Amarnath’s house to ensure that he led no house church worship, he said.

“They told me to lead life quietly and not become the target of Hindu extremists,” he said. “I shared the gospel with them. I told them about the importance for fellowship, and the love we share. My children distributed pieces of cake to the police and neighbors. That was our Christmas!”

Compliant Police

It took only two Hindu extremists to stop the worship of Pastor Amarnath’s congregation of 200 people. Sarweshwar Singh, 30, and an accomplice barged into the worship service at around 12 noon and started threatening the Christians.

“He started shouting at us, ‘What is going on here? Why are you people gathered here? I will tear your skin and break your bones if I see any of you praying,’” church member Jaiswar said.

The Christians asked Singh what had happened and why he was troubled. He replied, “I want to put an end to your Bible reading and worship here – how dare you practice Christianity here? How dare you attract Hindus to your faith?” according to Jaiswar.

Jaiswar told him the gathering was not a religion but the Way and the Truth, and that village officials had granted them permission to meet at the village council hall.

He said that Singh grew angrier and shouted, “Oh! Woah! You are singing the goodness of a foreign god. Did you ever read Bhagwadgita or Ramayana? Why are our holy books not touching your heart?”

“I told them the Bible has given me the peace which nothing in the world could give,” Jaiswar, a father of two, said. “They were just two people, but their anger was uncontrollable. It pained us when they started saying, ‘Since your pastor is disabled, he is making his living by misguiding you people into believing a foreign god. Call him out now. We will cut his other [remaining] leg off.’”

The extremists shoved their way into the hall and spoke obscene, humiliating words against the pastor, he said. The hard-line Hindus called police, and when officers arrived Singh ordered them to register a case against the pastor. Pastor Amarnath explained that the church had full permission to worship there.

“The extremists warned the police to register a case on David Amarnath and immediately impose sections of the Indian Penal Code irrelevant to the situation, but with a higher degree of punishment,” Jaiswar said, adding that Sing said, “If you [police] don’t, we will see to it.”

The next day morning Pastor Amarnath was summoned to the police station.

Police Harassment

In Uttar Pradesh’s Nawabganj town in Bareilly District, police on Dec. 27 dispersed 150 Christians as they finished celebrating Christmas with three days of worship at a house church and accused them of forcible conversions, the church pastor said.

Pastor Shyam Lal told Morning Star News that police arrived at his house and began badgering them, asking, “Why are you converting people? You decorated the house well, gave it a celebratory look and are converting Christians.”

“I told them, ‘No, we don’t convert anyone. We only worship our Lord Jesus Christ, and we are celebrating Christmas,’” he said, adding that police said they had received a complaint from the Hindu Parishad, an extremist group, that they were “converting people.”

Police summoned the father of five to the police station the next day, Dec. 28, where he was surprised to find about 15 RSS and Hindu Parishad members had gathered. Lal told them the church hadn’t disturbed anyone, and that as citizens of India they had freedom to worship the Lord.

“But the RSS and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists present in the police station started abusing me in extreme foul language in front of the police,” Lal said. “They said, ‘You must take a pledge right now that you won’t worship Lord Jesus.’”

The RSS and VHP extremists, led by Akhilesh Kumar Gangwar, are the same people who ordered police to register a false case against pastor Mahendra Pal, Lal said.

Lal told them he wouldn’t take the pledge.

“Then they started saying, ‘Okay, you can pray and worship within the four walls of your house with your family only. No other should join you in this. You must not invite anybody.’”

When he told them he would continue worshipping as he pleased, he said, they became further enraged and shouted, “You must not share gospel. You must not pray for healing of anyone. Why are you attracting crowds to Christianity?”

“The RSS activists came in hundreds, and they called media also,” he said. “They threatened me, saying, ‘Our angry activists are outside, you get four witnesses and sign the pledge with them, only then you would go home safely from here.’ There was so much pressure on me that I had to sign the pledge, but I did not get any witnesses, and immediately left the police station.”

His church has decided to meet in groups of 10 or 15 in different homes for worship, he said.

“The house church is vacant,” he said. “We have not gathered to celebrate New Year’s also.” (source)

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Hindu Terrorists Go To Christian College And Demand To Do Hindu Rituals On Campus And Threatens “Or Else You Will Have Problems”

Hindu Terrorists Go To Christian College And Demand To Do Hindu Rituals On Campus And Threatens “Or Else You Will Have Problems”

A group of Hindus from the BJP approached a Catholic college in India and demanded that they be allowed to do Hindu rituals on campus. The college repsonded that since they do not even have Catholic mass on campus, they would not allow any Hindu rituals. In response the Hindus flew into a rage and began threatening the college, saying if they did not submit “you will have problems” according to a report:

If you do not celebrate Hindu rituals in the Catholic institute “you will have problems”. This is what the Hindu radicals of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (Abvp) are threatening in Madhya Pradesh. The target of this latest episode of intimidation is St. Mary’s Post Graduate College in Vidisha. Speaking to AsiaNews Msgr. Anthony Chirayath, bishop of Sagar, says: “I am worried because Hindu right-wing activists say they want to do a ‘pooja’ [ritual votive to the gods, ed] in our Catholic institution. In the college we do not celebrate Mass or prayers and we will not allow [that they] offer any Hindu sacred ceremony. ”

The incident dates back to December 30, when a group of Abvp activists, the youth wing of the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party, Hindu nationalist party in government – ed] came to college asking to speak with the administration. Fr Shaju Devassy, ​​the principal, reports that the Hindus wanted to force the school to carry out there and then the Bharat Mata Aarti [national personification of India as “Mother Goddess”, represented by the goddess Durga dressed in an orange sari and accompanied by a lion – ed.] Faced with the refusal of Catholics, “they became furious and threatened that they would complete the ritual even by force”. “We feel emotionally harassed – adds the priest – the students fear for their safety”.

Msgr. Chirayath reports that the incident occurred “under the eyes of many policemen. Several priests from the diocese of Sagar went to college to support the direction with prayer “. He furthermore recalls that intimidation at the institute is “the fourth recent incident in Madhya Pradesh. The first, in September, when fundamentalists falsely accused the Church of forced conversions against 200 people. Police investigations have shown that the allegations were fabricated and groundless. Then the procession with fiery torches of the radicals on the streets of Sagar. Recently, during the Christmas period, the aggression of the seminarians and priests of Satna who were in the villages for Christmas carols. And now this incident at Vidisha College.” (source)

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1400 Iraqi Christians Saved From Certain Death At The Hands Of Islamic Terrorists After US Federal Judge Blocks Deportation Order

1400 Iraqi Christians Saved From Certain Death At The Hands Of Islamic Terrorists After US Federal Judge Blocks Deportation Order

Last year, President Trump’s series of deportation orders affected thousands of Christians living in the USA, with many of those affected being refugees from Islamic violence in their native lands. In Detroit, 1400 Christians were arrested and threatened with being forcibly repatriated to Iraq.

Thanks to a Federal judge not only has the deportation order been stopped, but the Federal Government has been ordered to give them a bond hearing, and if they do not receive one by February 2nd, they will be ordered to be released according to a report:

A U.S. district judge in Detroit ruled on Tuesday against part of President Donald Trump’s deportations initiative by stating that hundreds of Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, that were detained earlier this year must either be released, or granted bond hearings.

“Our legal tradition rejects warehousing human beings while their legal rights are being determined, without an opportunity to persuade a judge that the norm of monitored freedom should be followed,” U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said, according to The Associated Press.

Authorities must release detainees who do not get a bond hearing by February 2, unless they pose a public safety risk, the judge ruled.

Back in July, Goldsmith halted deportation orders for as many as 1,400 Iraqis in America, some with past criminal convictions, arguing that their lives are at stake if they are sent back home.

“Without a stay in place, deportations will begin immediately, which may mean a death sentence for some deportees,” the court found at the time.

Trump’s administration has been attempting to deport Iraqis in a move to tighten immigration and security in the U.S., Reuters pointed out, with the Iraqi government agreeing in March to repatriate its nationals.

Goldsmith said on Tuesday that there is no “no written agreement” with Iraq regarding such cooperation, however, and said that the conditions under which the nationals would be sent back are also yet to be made clear.

Civil rights groups representing the detainess praised the latest decision.

“(Goldsmith) just really reaffirmed the principle that indefinite detention in this country is not acceptable,” said Kary Moss, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.

Chaldean Christian activists and families cried out earlier this year against the arrests in Detroit and across the country of members of their community.

“We can’t say these people went through genocide and send them back to be victimized again! We hope and pray that the issue gets resolved,” Pastor Jalil Dawood, the president of World Refugee Care, who fled Iraq as a refugee during the war with Iran in 1982, told The Christian Post back then.

“America should never deport Christians to Iraq because they will be in trouble in Iraq as over a million left Iraq since 2003, and this will cause great hardship to their loved ones here,” also bringing “harm to them physically, mentally, and spiritually if they [are] ever sent back,” Dawood added.

Many evangelical groups, including Trump’s own evangelical advisory board, have urged the administration not to deport the Iraqis.

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., who is a Chaldean Catholic of Assyrian and Armenian heritage, pointed out that Chaldeans “have been targeted by ISIS and subjected to genocide, as have other religious minorities. Their deportation represents a death sentence should they be deported to Iraq or Syria.”

“It has also been reported that the individuals have criminal records. If the offenses they committed have already been ‘paid for’ by serving an appropriate sentence, facing a death sentence via deportation is disproportionate and unjust,” she added. (source)

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