Eight Christians Beaten by Buddhists in Bangladesh

The photo shows Pastor Pratapgarh, the FMI church-planter, standing with one of the attack victims. (Photo courtesy of FMI)

Local authorities in Bangladesh attacked and beat eight Christians on their way to a baptism class, led by an FMI church planter. Four of them had to be taken to the hospital. The others recovered at home.

Bruce Allen says these eight believers recently converted from Buddhism to Christianity. “In this community, even though Bangladesh is the third-largest Muslim majority nation, [the attackers] were an enclave of Buddhists, actually. They are a minority in Bangladesh, but they can get pretty militant. When these former Buddhists were making a declaration of faith in Jesus Christ, that really riled up the other members of their tribal community.”

The attack happened in December – local churches love to baptize during the Christmas season. Now, the assailants have begun threatening the FMI church planter as well.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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