Two months after church construction halted, committee wants complete end to Christian influence
|Mojnu Mia, 31, pictured with his wife and son, said that he was |
placed under a lot of pressure to recant his Christian faith.
World Watch Monitor
A vigilante committee has been formed in central Bangladesh to stop Christian activities in the local community, three months after the construction of a local church was halted.
After publishing the news of the construction of a church in local newspapers, members of Tabligh Jamaat, an organisation of Muslim missionaries, started visiting the site frequently in attempts to draw Christians back to Islam.
Around eight of the 25 Christians have returned to Islam since September.
Mrinal Kanti Baul, pastor of the Tangail Evangelical Holiness Church, told World Watch Monitor that it was not yet clear whether they would be able to resume the construction of their church.