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Bangladesh: Islamists send death threats

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - More than 20 Christians in Bangladesh have received death threats during the past two months.

According to Barnabas Aid, the threats were mailed by members of either Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh or the Islamic State.

"This country will be ruled only by the Sharia law," read one letter.

Although Bangladesh is a secular state, groups are lobbying for its Islamization, which can prove problematic for Bangladeshi Christians who represent only one percent of a population that is mostly Muslim.

Just last month, a Christian worker barely managed to escape after six masked men stormed a church in Manikganj district while another worker was shot in the town of Dinajpur.

And back in October, Pastor Luke Sarker suffered minor injuries during a knife attack in his home in the north-western Pabna district after three men pretending to want to learn about Christianity tried to slit his throat instead.

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