Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pastors in Bangladesh Arrested for Evangelizing Muslims

By Worthy News Staff

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

DHAKA (Worthy News)– Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could face up to two years in prison if convicted for “hurting religious sentiments,” according to Morning Star News.

In November, police arrested the pastors and detained their audience after a mob disrupted their meeting in a rented house northwest of Dhaka.

In addition to hurting religious sentiments, the pastors were charged with luring Muslims to convert to Christianity by offering them money, but both pastors denied the charges.

“We did not tell anything to anyone that might hurt religious sensibility,” Pastor Arif Mondol told Morning Star …read more

Via:: http://www.worthynews.com/18128-pastors-in-bangladesh-arrested-for-evangelizing-muslims

      

Al Shabaab Executes 28 Non-Muslims

By Worthy News Staff

By Joseph DeCaro

NAIROBI (Worthy News)– Muslim insurgents from Somali’s Al Shabaab terrorist group ambushed a bus in northern Kenya last week and killed 28 passengers, according to a Morning Star News source.

Shabaab gunmen separated the non-Muslims from the rest of the passengers; the gunmen then ordered them to lie in a line on the ground and then started shooting them from each end.

It was not clear how many of the dead were Christians.

A survivor of the attack, Douglas Ochwodho, lost his wife in the massacre.

“The attackers thought they had killed me,” Ochwodho said. “When the attackers left, …read more

Via:: http://www.worthynews.com/18126-al-shabaab-executes-28-non-muslims

      

Church in Sudan Strives to Block Demolition

By Worthy News Staff

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

KHARTOUM (Worthy News)– Hundreds of Christians in North Khartoum blocked repeated attempts by government authorities to destroy all the buildings inside their church compound last week, according to Morning Star News.

After a bulldozer backed by police had knocked down a wall of Khartoum’s Bahri Evangelical Church, the congregation formed a human barrier that faced down any further destruction.

“Kill us before destroying our church property,” Christians replied to the police. “We are ready to die, or to be arrested.”

The demolition was sanctioned by a court order demanding that church leaders surrender their property …read more

Via:: http://www.worthynews.com/18124-church-in-sudan-strives-to-block-demolition

      

Christian families are stranded in ISIS-controlled Raqqa

By Worthy News Staff

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

RAQQA (Worthy News)– The Islamic State is forcing the remaining Christian families in Raqqa to pay the jizya or protection tax, according to Christian Today.

The families are expected to pay the equivalent of $535 (US), or be expelled from their homes.

Formerly there were 1,500 Christian families in Raqqa, but most fled after IS captured the city in August. Some have escaped to Turkey, Damascus or to Syrian government-controlled areas, but Christians who remain in Raqqa can’t leave the city due to their age, health or poverty. They can only leave their homes …read more

Via:: http://www.worthynews.com/18122-christian-families-are-stranded-in-isis-controlled-raqqa