Christian Convert from Islam Slain in Bangladesh

Islamic State claims responsibility.

(Morning Star News) – The Islamic State (IS) today claimed its members were responsible for hacking to death a Christian in Bangladesh who had left Islam, while Bangladeshi police said the claim was “bogus.” At least two unidentified assailants on Tuesday (March 22) killed Hossain Ali, 68, who converted to Christianity in 1999, as he […]

Pastor in Bangladesh Describes Attempt to Slit His Throat

Member of violent Islamist group suspected.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Morning Star News) – Two of the three suspected Muslim extremists who tried to cut the throat of a pastor in northwestern Bangladesh last week met with him in mid-September and feigned interest in converting, the church leader told Morning Star News. Luke Sarker, the 52-year-old pastor of Faith Bible Church in Ishwardi, Pabna […]

Aid Worker Assassinated in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Islamic State claims responsibility for killing.

(Morning Star News) – The Islamic State (IS) has taken responsibility for gunning down the Italian program manager of a Christian-backed aid group on Monday (Sept. 28) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. An online statement claiming to be from the Islamic extremist IS said a “security detachment” from the terrorist organization had followed Cesare Tavella of the […]

Two Pastors in Bangladesh Face Charges for Proclaiming Christ to Muslims

Police arrest group after Islamist throng disrupts meeting.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Morning Star News) – Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could face two years in prison if convicted for “hurting religious sentiments.” Police on Nov. 9 arrested the pastors and 41 people, including Muslims, who were listening to proclamation of Christ at a rented house in Nabinagar village in Lalmonirhat District, 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest […]