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Christians in this Buddhist nation have been awaiting a decision on whether they will receive official recognition, but it appears they will first see a measure against fraudulent conversion that the prime minister acknowledges is essentially ....
In the Kingdom of Bhutan, where Christianity is still awaiting legal recognition, Christians have the right to proclaim their faith but must not use coercion or claim religious superiority to seek conversions, the country’s prime minister told ....
Bhutan officials have given assurances that freedom for Christians to worship “within the cultural norms” of the tiny Buddhist nation in the Himalayas will not be violated, but they remain ambiguous on whether and when the miniscule community will ....
For the first time in Bhutan’s history, the Buddhist nation’s government seems ready to grant much-awaited official recognition and accompanying rights to a miniscule Christian population that has remained largely underground. The authority that ....
A court in predominantly Buddhist Bhutan has sentenced a Christian to three years in prison for “attempting to promote civil unrest” by screening films on Christianity. A local court in Gelephu convicted Prem Singh Gurung, a 40-year-old ethnic ....
Christians in this Himalayan nation who are still longing to openly practice their faith were disheartened this month when the government proposed the kind of “anti-conversion” law that other nations have used as a pretext for falsely accusing ....
Bars, pubs and discos have become legal in Bhutan – a cause of concern for the older generation – but construction of worship buildings other than Buddhist or Hindu temples is still prohibited.   The prohibition remains in force even though ....
In this distant and isolated nation in the eastern Himalayas, known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” almost everything looks uniformly Buddhist.   Most men and women in the landlocked country between India and China wear their national ....
April 23 (Compass) — Three Protestant house churches in Sarpang district, southern Bhutan, were raided by police on April 11, following Easter Sunday services. No arrests were made, but church members were warned to stop meeting together, and three


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Church Leaders Beaten at Police Station    Published in 2011
Hundreds of Christians this month protested the hitting of two church leaders at a police station in southern Bangladesh after a Christian reported a local ruling party activist had occupied his house. Bablu Biswas of Christianpara village in ....
A court in Bangladesh on Thursday (Aug. 11) exonerated two Christians along with four Muslim friends accused of “hurting religious sensibility.” Nurul Islam, another Christian and their Muslim friends were cleared of the charge after police failed ....
Police in Bangladesh have charged two Christians and their four Muslim friends with “hurting religious sensibility” just three days after they were cleared of any wrongdoing. The accused will appear in court tomorrow to face the charges, which ....
Muslim villagers beat a 22-year-old Christian man last month for defending Christian girls against routine harassment and bullying, sources said. Sipon Mondol was beaten on April 20 while returning to his native village of Nittanandapur from ....
A judge has dismissed a case against volunteer health care workers northwest of Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka who were charged in March with “hurting religious feelings” after area Muslims objected to distribution of Christian literature at a ....
Judge Exonerates Jailed Evangelist    Published in 2011
A judge this week exonerated a Christian sentenced to one year in prison for selling and distributing Christian literature near a major Muslim gathering north of this capital city, his lawyer said. After reviewing an appeal of the case of ....
A Christian has been sentenced to one year in prison for “creating chaos” by selling and distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering north of this capital city. A magistrate court in Gazipur district handed down ....
Rebel Group Prevents Christmas Worship    Published in 2010
One of the two main political parties of the indigenous people in Bangladesh’s southeastern hill tracts prevented Christians from celebrating Christmas, sources said. The United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF), which has demanded that Christian ....
Police in Bangladesh said they believe at least two Islamic extremists are responsible for a bomb blast in a Catholic church building that killed 10 young Christians and maimed dozens of others in 2001. After a district court remanded the two ....
Muslim villagers last month beat a 63-year-old Christian convert and his youngest son because they refused to return to Islam, the father told Compass. The next day, another Christian in a nearby village was beaten and robbed in related violence in ....
Muslim neighbors of a Christian family in Bangladesh scheduled to be baptized last month beat them and filed a false charge of attempted murder against them and other Christians, the head of the family said. Foyez Uddin, 62, told Compass that his ....
Police in Nilphamari district have charged Christian day laborer Abul Hossen with cattle theft four days after the primary suspect confessed and testified that Hossen had no part in it, according to a defense attorney and a local official present in ....
A Christian convert from Islam was falsely arrested for cattle theft last weekend in a bid by influential Muslims to stop his Christian activities, area villagers said.   Day laborer Abul Hossen, 41, was arrested on Saturday (Aug. 21) for ....
Two Christian women in Bangladesh’s northern district of Jamalpur said village officials extorted relatively large sums of money from them – and severely beat the husband of one – for proclaiming Christ to Muslims.   Johura Begum, 42, of ....
Four Christian families in southeastern Bangladesh left their village yesterday under mounting pressure by Buddhist extremists to give up their faith in Christ. Sources told Compass that 20 to 25 Buddhists brandishing sticks and bamboo clubs in ....
Buddhist members of an armed rebel group and their sympathizers are holding three tribal Christians captive in a pagoda in southeastern Bangladesh after severely beating them in an attempt to force them to return to Buddhism, Christian sources said. ....
A bail order in Bangladesh has impeded police from rescuing a young Christian girl who was abducted and forced to convert to Islam and marry one of her kidnappers, according to police.   Four Muslim men abducted eighth-grade student Silvia ....
Authorities are investigating possible motives for the vicious killing of a church worker by students at Dhaka University.   A management student at the university and his friends are accused of torturing and killing Swapan Mondol, 35, on ....
Bengali-speaking, Muslim settlers have seized five acres of abandoned government property used by a church and falsedly charged Christians with damaging the land in southeastern Bangladesh’s Khagrachari hill district, Christian leaders said. ....
Police Torture Pastor, Two Others    Published in 2009
At the urging of local Muslim leaders, police in western Bangladesh have tortured a pastor and two other Christians for legally proclaiming Christ.   Habibur Rahman, 45, pastor of Boalia Spiritual Church (Boalia Ruhani Jamat) in Boalia in ....
Police Torture Pastor, Two Others    Published in 2009
DHAKA, Bangladesh, August 4 (Compass Direct News) – At the urging of local Muslim leaders, police in western Bangladesh have tortured a pastor and two other Christians for legally proclaiming Christ. Habibur Rahman, 45, pastor of Boalia Spiritual ....
Nearly four months after Muslim villagers in this southeastern Bangladesh sub-district furiously beat two evangelists for showing the “Jesus Film,” one of the Christians is still receiving treatment for nerve damage to his hip. Christian Life ....
FULGAZI, Bangladesh, June 1 (Compass Direct News) – Nearly four months after Muslim villagers in this southeastern Bangladesh sub-district furiously beat two evangelists for showing the “Jesus Film,” one of the Christians is still receiving ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 21 (Compass Direct News) – Buddhist villagers in southeastern Bangladesh forced Christians to participate in a Buddhist cremation rite for a deceased family member last weekend and demanded money for a post-funeral ceremony. ....
Buddhist villagers in southeastern Bangladesh forced Christians to participate in a Buddhist cremation rite for a deceased family member last weekend and demanded money for a post-funeral ceremony.   Uttam Lal Chakma, 55, died last Friday ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, April 4 (Compass Direct News) — Bangladeshi authorities called a five-month halt to construction of a church in northern Bangladesh, for fear of huge conversions. Authorities have said they will approve renewed construction ....
Bangladeshi authorities called a five-month halt to construction of a church in northern Bangladesh, for fear of huge conversions. Authorities have said they will approve renewed construction soon.Forkan Al Mashi, 55, a pastor of Calvary Ishai ....
Pastor Threatened for Rape Accusations    Published in 2009
Christian and human rights advocates said doctors likely fabricated a medical report that falsely concluded there were no signs of rape in the wife of a Bangladeshi pastor whom village Muslims have now threatened for pressing charges. The Rev. ....
Pastor Threatened for Rape Accusations    Published in 2009
DHAKA, Bangladesh, February 19 (Compass Direct News) – Christian and human rights advocates said doctors likely fabricated a medical report that falsely concluded there were no signs of rape in the wife of a Bangladeshi pastor whom village Muslims ....
The 55-year-old mother of one of 10 people killed in a church bomb attack here is hoping the new government in Bangladesh will bring justice after an investigation waned under an Islamic-allied government.Anna Halder, whose son Suman Halder was 23 ....
Anna and Sukhranjan Halder with photo of sonBANIARCHAR, Bangladesh, February 17 (Compass Direct News) – The 55-year-old mother of one of 10 people killed in a church bomb attack here is hoping the new government in Bangladesh will bring justice ....
Muslim Pilgrims Beat Bible Student    Published in 2009
Pilgrims to a massive Islamic conference near this capital city on Sunday (Feb. 1) beat and threatened to kill a Bible school student as he distributed Christian literature. Rajen Murmo, 20, a student at Believers’ Church Bible College, was ....
Muslim Pilgrims Beat Bible Student    Published in 2009
Rajen MurmoDHAKA, Bangladesh, February 5 (Compass Direct News) – Pilgrims to a massive Islamic conference near this capital city on Sunday (Feb. 1) beat and threatened to kill a Bible school student as he distributed Christian literature. Rajen ....
Pastor’s Wife Gang-Raped, Home Robbed    Published in 2009
VENNABARI, Bangladesh, January 20 (Compass Direct News) – The pastor of a Baptist church in this village about a 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Dhaka said that earlier this month local Muslims tied him and his wife up, robbed his living quarters ....
Pastor's Wife Gang-Raped, Home Robbed    Published in 2009
The pastor of a Baptist church in this village about a 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Dhaka said that earlier this month local Muslims tied him and his wife up, robbed his living quarters on the church property and gang-raped his wife. The Rev. ....
Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity. Ishmael Sheikh, 70, and his wife Rahima Khatun, 55, were baptized on Nov. 9. By the end of the month, Sheikh ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, January 14 (Compass Direct News) – Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity. Ishmael Sheikh, 70, and his wife Rahima Khatun, 55, were ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, January 6 (Compass Direct News) – The torture and harassment that a Christian pastor in Meherpur district has faced for more than a year loomed anew last month when a 4,000-strong crowd of Muslims celebrating Islam’s largest ....
The torture and harassment that a Christian pastor in Meherpur district has faced for more than a year loomed anew last month when a 4,000-strong crowd of Muslims celebrating Islam’s largest festival accused him of “misleading” Muslims. Jhontu ....
Buddhists Drive Christian from Home    Published in 2008
DHAKA, Bangladesh, December 26 (Compass Direct News) – Buddhist villagers in southeastern Bangladesh’s Rangamati district last week beat a young father and drove him from his house for converting to Christianity. The Buddhists in Asambosti, in the ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, December 18 (Compass Direct News) – Buddhist clerics and local council officials are holding 13 newly converted Christians captive in a pagoda in a southeastern mountainous district of Bangladesh in an attempt to forcibly return ....
MALUMGHAT, Bangladesh, December 8 (Compass Direct News) – The harassment that Bangladeshi converts from Islam face from Muslim neighbors in this southeastern area near Cox’s Bazar can take serious turns – as it did last month, when an attack by ....
Christian Convert’s Life Threatened    Published in 2008
DHAKA, Bangladesh, October 16 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim clerics and neighbors have ordered the father of a man who converted to Catholicism to remain confined to his house until retaliatory punishment can be exacted from the convert. “Are you ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, October 1 (Compass Direct News) – Police have submitted a charge sheet to a district court accusing two persons of raping a pastor’s daughter in the village of Laksmipur, said a state prosecutor. Sayed Tariqul Islam told Compass ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, August 18 (Compass Direct News) – Following a dubious forensics test indicating no evidence of sexual assault, a second DNA test links one of five men accused of gang-raping a village pastor’s daughter to sperm found on her ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 18 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim fundamentalists in a village 192 kilometers (119 miles) north of the capital have threatened to kill a pastor as part of an effort to keep his church from constructing a church building, ....
Rape Case Medical Report Called False    Published in 2008
DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 6 (Compass Direct News) – A Christian pastor who said his daughter was gang-raped last month concurred with his Muslim neighbors that relatives of the suspects told villagers they paid off the forensics team to assert that ....
DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 8 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim villagers in Mymensingh district eager to rid the area of the Christian work of a local pastor have gang-raped his 13-year-old daughter, the girl's father said. Pastor Motilal Das of United ....
Anti-Christian Rumor Helps Fuel Attacks    Published in 2007
DHAKA, Bangladesh, October 16 (Compass Direct News) – As Christianity spreads in this Muslim-majority country, an increasingly frequent refrain is heard in various quarters: “People become Christians after getting huge amounts of money as a reward ....
Parents holding Hridoy Roy's photo DHAKA, Bangladesh, August 28 (Compass Direct News) – A crackdown on Muslim militants begun after internal and foreign pressures came to bear on the previous, Islamic-allied government of Bangladesh has resulted in ....
Muslims Force Converts Back to Islam    Published in 2007
DHAKA, Bangladesh, August 21 (Compass Direct News) – Local Muslims in Nilphamari district and Islamist missionaries from abroad are hauling recently converted Christians to mosques and forcing them to return to Islam, area sources said. Evangelist ....
DUBLIN, July 18 (Compass Direct News) – Islamic radicals in a Bangladesh village have meted out more beatings and death threats to Christians after a special police force meant to offer protection for three months withdrew after only a week. The ....
DUBLIN, July 3 (Compass Direct News) – Intervention from high-ranking police officers and government officials has ensured temporary security for a group of Christian converts beaten last week in Nilphamari district, Bangladesh. Muslim villagers had ....
DUBLIN, June 28 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim villagers armed with bricks and wooden clubs savagely beat 10 Christian converts in Nilphamari district, Bangladesh, on Tuesday (June 26) and threatened to burn down their homes if they did not leave by ....
December 1 (Compass Direct News) – A court in Bangladesh has sentenced two Islamic extremists to death for murdering Dr. Abdul Gani Gomes, a Christian convert from Islam, in September 2004. Gomes, 48, was returning from work in the northern town of ....
Church Burned Down    Published in 2006
Church choir in district near burned churchApril 10 (Compass Direct) – An angry mob set fire to a church in a remote area of Bangladesh on March 30, capping a year of extreme hostility towards villagers who had converted from Buddhism to ....
Christians Call for Justice in Murders    Published in 2005
Liplal MardiAugust 23 (Compass) -- Police have yet to find the killers of Tapan Kumar Roy and Liplal Mardi, two Christian men who were brutally murdered in Bangladesh on the night of July 27. Roy, 27, and the 21-year-old Mardi (not Marandi, as ....
Two Christian Health Workers Murdered    Published in 2005
August 3 (Compass) -- Two Christian men working with a non-governmental organization in Bangladesh were hacked to death on July 27. Police and local officials said Islamic extremists were likely responsible for the murders. The incident took place ....
Lay Pastor Beheaded    Published in 2005
Dulal SarkarApril 4 (Compass) — Sources have confirmed the murder by beheading on March 8 of Dulal Sarkar, a lay pastor and evangelist in Bangladesh. Sarkar, 35, worked with a local branch of the Bangladesh Free Baptist Church in Jalalpur village, ....
Christian Evangelist Escapes Kidnappers    Published in 2003
(Compass) — The kidnapping of the Bengali evangelist known as “Moses” confirms a worrying trend of violence against Christians in Bangladesh. An evangelist with Gospel for Asia (GFA), Moses was taken hostage by a Muslim terrorist group which then
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  • Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Saudi Arabia. Two Indian Christians Languish in Saudi Prison.2011. LOS ANGELES, March 28 (World Watch Monitor). Friends and family of two Indian Christians arrested after a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia in January have tried in vain to secure their release. The two Christians were incarcerated for attending the prayer meeting with other Indian nationals . Authorities Release Christian Blogger. 2009. April 16 (World Watch Monitor) LOS ANGELES, April 16 (Compass Direct News) -- In a surprise move, a Saudi Christian arrested in January for describing his conversion from Islam and criticizing the kingdom's judiciary on his blog site was released on March 28 with the stipulation
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    .... Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Saudi ArabiaAuthorities Release Christian Blogger. 2009. LOS ANGELES, April 15 (World Watch Monitor). In a surprise move, a Saudi Christian arrested in January for describing his conversion from Islam and criticizing the kingdom's judiciary on his blog site was released on March 28 with the stipulation that he not travel outside of Saudi Arabia or . Pastor Flees Death Threats. 2009. January 30 (World Watch Monitor) LOS ANGELES, January 30 (Compass Direct News) A prominent foreign pastor in Saudi Arabia has fled Riyadh after a member of the mutawwa'in, or religious police, and others threatened him three times in one week. Two of the incidents included ....
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    Genesis 9.5 And, of course, I ask on behalf of your blood, the blood of your lives will I require for each animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell), and I require the life of man: the hand of man, at the hand of all his brother. 6. Whoever sheds the blood of the blood of man will be shed, for God made man in his image. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal(even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Genesi 9,5 E, certo, io chiederò conto del vostro sangue, del sangue delle vostre vite; ne chiederò conto ad ogni animale(anche gli animali possono andare il paradiso o all'inferno); e chiederò conto della vita dell'uomo: alla mano dell'uomo, alla mano d'ogni suo fratello. 6. Il sangue di chiunque spargerà, il sangue dell'uomo: sarà sparso dall'uomo, perché, Dio ha fatto l'uomo a immagine sua.
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    Genesis 3.14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (nazi Pharisee 666 IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) . Afghan Convert Musa Released; Another Christian Still in Prison. 2011. ISTANBUL, February 24 (World Watch Monitor) After intense diplomatic pressure last week, authorities released Afghan Christian Said Musa, who had been in prison for nearly nine months on charges of apostasy (leaving Islam), punishable by death under Islamic law. Another convert, however, Afghan Authorities Block Lawyer from Visiting Jailed Christian.2010. ISTANBUL, December 9 (World Watch Monitor) — A Christian in Afghanistan facing "apostasy" charges punishable by death is still without legal representation after authorities blocked a foreign lawyer's attempt to visit him in prison, sources said. A Christian lawyer from the region who ....
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    Genesis 3.14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (nazi Pharisee 666 IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Christian Jailed in Afghanistan to Face Judge on Sunday.2010. ISTANBUL, November 16 (World Watch Monitor) An Afghani amputee in prison for his Christian faith since May will face a judge this Sunday (Nov. 21) without legal representation or knowledge of the charges against him, according to local sources. Authorities arrested Said Musa, 45, on May 31, Motive for Aid Worker Killings in Afghanistan Still Uncertain. 2010. ISTANBUL, August 12 (World Watch Monitor) The killing of a team of eye medics, including eight Christian aid workers, in a remote area of Afghanistan last week was likely the work of opportunistic gunmen whose motives are not yet clear, the head of the medical organization said today. On ....