Liberal and Tolerant Malaysia Heading Down Islamist Path? (COLUMN)
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist KUALA LUMPUR/MELBOURNE (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I sometimes struggle to understand why Malaysia should be moving steadily up the rankings in the Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith. In the 2016 list Malaysia is ranked at No. 30 – classified as moderate persecution – compared to No. 37 last year and No. 40 in 2014. What went wrong?
NEWS ALERT: Malaysia Releasing Confiscated Bibles
Malaysia Church Threatened With Destruction
Malaysia Court Convicts Muslims Of Burning Church
Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia
By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.
NEWS ALERT: Malaysia Police Identify Suspect In Spreading Church Attacks
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Malaysian police said Tuesday, January 12, they have identified their first suspect in attacks on some 10 churches and Christian buildings amid a dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.
Malaysia Pentecostal Church Forgives Arsonists
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Worshipers of a Pentecostal church that was burned by suspected Islamic arsonists in a suburb of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur have forgiven those who destroyed their building, a senior pastor said Sunday, January 10.
NEWS ALERT: Arsonists Attack Fourth Church In Malaysia
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Arsonists in Malaysia attacked a fourth church in the capital Kuala Lumpur after a High Court decision to end a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims, church officials said.
Swiss Marinet Ban Threatens Christians In Muslim Countries–report
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CAIRO/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- An aid and advocacy group has warned that a recent decision by Swiss voters to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland is having ramifications for already persecuted Christians in several Muslim-majority countries.
Malaysia Confiscates Thousands Of Bibles
By BosNewsLife Asia Service KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Malaysia's government was still refusing Saturday, November 7, to release some 15,000 imported Bibles because the word "Allah" for God appears in them, officials said.