Bangladesh Jails Christian Evangelist; Appeal Planned
By BosNewsLife Asia Service
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.
Islamic Militants Threaten To Kill Bangladesh Evangelist (BosNewsLife Exclusive)
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian evangelist says he has fled Bangladesh after Islamic militants threatened to kill him for converting to Christianity. Mark Huda Junayed Fino, 23, confirmed to BosNewsLife Saturday, March 26, that he is outside the country and studying at a Bible college in a somewhat more "safe Asian nation", though security concerns remain.
Bangladesh Christian Couple Attacked Over Baptism
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to a village in northern Bangladesh after an angry mob attacked a Christian couple because they were baptised, while a Christian who carried out the baptism was beaten and lost his job, BosNewsLife learned.
NEWS ALERT: Tortured Bangladesh Christian Activist Hiding In Hong Kong (BosNewsLife Exclusive)
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.
Bangladesh Christian Evangelist Forced To Marry Muslim Woman (UPDATE)
(ADDS MORE DETAILS ABOUT FORCED MARRIAGES IN BANGLADESH) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A Bangladeshi Christian evangelist, who says he was forced to marry a Muslim woman and pressured to return to Islam, has appeared in front of a Dhaka court for allegedly mistreating his wife.
Islamic Militants Hack To Death Christian Grocer In Bangladesh
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.
Bangladesh Christians Captured, Forced to Return to Buddhism
Bangladesh – Making Cricket News for Wrong Reasons (Column)
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.
’19 Christian Children Rescued From Islamic Traffickers in Bangladesh’
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).
Bangladesh Village Expels Couple For Embracing Christianity
By BosNewsLife News Center DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have reportedly forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity, BosNewsLife News learned Monday, January 19.