Bangladesh: 91 year-old Christian murdered in suspected revenge attack

A 91-year-old Christian villager was drugged and killed in southern Bangladesh last month, in what is believed to have been a revenge attack on his family for giving evidence in a rape case against a Muslim man, Asia News reports. The killing of Malkam D’Costa at his home in the village of Padrishibpur, Barisal triggered angry protests among local Bangladeshi Christians, who say they are persecuted as a minority faith group in their Islamic-majority country.

Buddhist radicals attack church in Bangladesh

Enraged that members of their community turned to Christ from Buddhism, Buddhist radicals in Suandrapara, Bangladesh recently destroyed a church building after weeks of threatening the congregation, International Christian Concern reports.

Bangladesh: Christians survive arson attacks

In early November, a group of Muslims attempted to burn four Christian families alive by setting their homes in the village of Kamarpara, Bangladesh, on fire, but neighbors helped them to escape the flames.

Tortured Bangladesh Christian Activist Hiding In Hong Kong

He was tortured for his Christian faith, but still wanted to “sing the songs of David.” He was naked, but “Jesus Christ” clothed him “with His Love.” Words of Christian rights activist William Nicholas Gomes, a former Muslim who fled rough police and Islamic extremists in his native Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Releasing Jailed Evangelist

Bangladesh was to release Friday, April 1, a young evangelist who was sentenced to one year imprisonment for “creating chaos” by selling and distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering.

Bangladesh Jails Christian Evangelist; Appeal Planned

A young Christian evangelist has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for “creating chaos” by selling and distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering north of the capital Dhaka, trial observers said Thursday, March 24.

Bangladesh Pastors’ Wife “Raped” By Angry Muslims

The wife of a pastor in Bangladesh was recovering Thursday, January 29, after after she was reportedly gang raped by local Muslims, the latest in a series of violent incidents against the country’s embattled Christian minority.

Bangladesh: Buddhist Clerics Take Christians Captive

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 them to Buddhism.

Bangladesh: Christian Family Beaten, Cut and Face Charges

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 about a dozen Muslims left a Christian family with machete wounds.

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