By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the murder of a Christian grocer who was hacked to death Sunday, June 5, after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh. The Islamic State (IS) group said the attack was "part of a series of operations" targeting Christians and other religious minorities in the impoverished Asian nation.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen Christian children who were to be sold to Islamic boarding schools ('madrassas') in Bangladesh have been rescued, a religious rights group said Thursday, February 7.Traffickers lied to the children's parents saying they would take the children to Christian boarding schools in the capital Dhaka, when in fact, they were intending to sell the children to the various madrassas, explained International Christian Concern (ICC).
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HONG KONG, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- 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.
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DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- 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 Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, trial observers said Thursday, March 24.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Christian family in Bangladesh faces years of imprisonment on "false" charges of human trafficking, their church said Thursday, December 6.
BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A Bangladeshi pastor and his wife faced more death threats Friday, February 20, after pressing charges against Muslims of robbery and rape, Christian rights activists said.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Cricket is little known outside countries that were once part of the British Empire. Yet in some of those places, and particularly on the Indian sub-continent, it enjoys immense popularity. In India itself it is by far the most popular sport, and here in Australia our national team attracts a large and enthusiastic following. So it was big news in early October when Cricket Australia announced that it had abandoned plans for a short series of test matches in Bangladesh, because of security concerns.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A British Christian aid organization wants to build homes for the first group of thousands of homeless Christian Santal people in northern Bangladesh, a year after security forces destroyed their houses killing several villagers. "Next Monday will be the first anniversary of a night of terrible violence against Christians in Bangladesh when over 5,500 lost their homes and three were killed," Barnabas Fund told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in Hungary and the Middle East stood up against Nazism or Islamic extremism this week, while others worshiped Christ behind bars, between bomb explosions and in bitter cold conditions.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA/HONG KONG (BosNewsLife)-- Bangladesh has reportedly blocked the website of leading Christian rights activist, author and journalist William Nicholas Gomes, who now lives in exile amid fears of repercussions.
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