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Christian Evangelist Stabbed To Death
Maranatha Christian Journal ^ | Post date: May 19, 2003 | 2003 Assist News Service/Maranatha Christian News Service

Posted on 05/19/2003 5:38:19 PM PDT by miltonim

Christian Evangelist Stabbed To Death

A Christian evangelist may have become Bangladesh’s first modern martyr, following an attack by at least seven Muslim extremists armed with knives.

According to the Barnabas Fund, in the early morning hours of April 24, Hridoy Roy was returning home after showing the Jesus Film, a movie version of Luke’s Gospel. As Roy approached his house seven or eight people attacked him, stabbing him seven times. He died instantly.

Roy was a Bangladeshi evangelist and frequently used the Jesus Film as an evangelistic tool. Officials from the Barnabas Fund say local believers fear that Roy’s martyrdom will not be the last. They are mourning the loss and are in a state of great shock and fear following the attack.

In Islamic (or Shari’ah) law, conversion from Islam to another faith can result in death. Converts who are not killed often lose their families, are beaten and have their possessions taken away from them.

As a statement from the Barnabas Fund commented, “This (Shari’ah law) is the fundamental reason for the antipathy that most Muslims hold towards those who try to proselytize in their communities. It goes a long way towards explaining why they are sometimes willing to take such draconian measures to make sure that none of their community will be corrupted.”

Barnabas Fund officials are asking that believers worldwide pray for the Lord’s presence, as well as comfort, love and support for Roy’s family at this devastating time.

In addition, they are asking Christians to pray for protection and encouragement for other believers and workers in Bangladesh (many of whom have ministries in dangerous areas), and that the apostasy law would be quickly changed.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bangladesh; casualty; christian; evangelist; hridoyroy; law; martyr; sharia

1 posted on 05/19/2003 5:38:20 PM PDT by miltonim
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To: miltonim
But it's wrong to say that it is a very evil religion. That's just mean.

Dan

2 posted on 05/19/2003 5:41:23 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: miltonim
Prayer on the way for the family, and for the friends of this modern-day Stephen. His work is done, but his deeds will live on.
3 posted on 05/19/2003 5:47:00 PM PDT by mombonn (Have you prayed for our President yet today?)
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To: miltonim
following an attack by at least seven Muslim extremists armed with knives.

Who woulda thunk it?

4 posted on 05/19/2003 5:47:51 PM PDT by b4its2late (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: miltonim
That is a TRUE martyr.

He will be one of the first in the resurrection, as the Bible says.
5 posted on 05/19/2003 5:48:26 PM PDT by SerpentDove (Each post focus-group tested for maximum wallop.)
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To: miltonim
Christians have been severely persecuted there for a long time. To portray this as a new thing is bogus.
6 posted on 05/19/2003 5:48:40 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: miltonim
It seems that Islam is at war with Christianity.
Meanwhile, Christianity cannot seem to be at war with Islam.
7 posted on 05/19/2003 5:49:07 PM PDT by ladyinred (Quack, quack, quack.)
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To: miltonim
The Religion Of Peace claims yet another innocent victim.

Do you think CAIR will care?

8 posted on 05/19/2003 6:24:04 PM PDT by Gritty
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To: miltonim
A Christian evangelist may have become Bangladesh’s first modern martyr, following an attack by at least seven Muslim extremists armed with knives.

As there is not now, never has been, nor will ever be a hue and cry from the Muslim quarters against violence from their brethren striking out against Christians, Jews, and other "Infidels" wherever they may be, the stupid b@st@rds writing news stories should strike the adjective “extremists” from the noun Muslim or Islam.

9 posted on 05/19/2003 7:26:46 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: miltonim
Religion of peace. Must've been the guys foreign policy that spurned them on.
10 posted on 05/19/2003 7:34:01 PM PDT by Michael2001
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To: miltonim
The blood of the saints is the seed of the church....

may the Lord comfort his family
11 posted on 05/19/2003 7:35:21 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: miltonim
Rev 2:10 Don't be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
12 posted on 05/19/2003 7:39:12 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: BibChr
If the 9/11 terrorists had been Christians, the shoelace strangler a Christian, the gun-toting Swedish Muslim a Christian, the Los Angeles airport killer a Christian and scores of suicide bombers Christians, I assure you we would not be pussyfooting around whether maybe there was something wrong with Christianity.

In a fascinating book written by two Arab Muslims who converted to Christianity, Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner give an eye-opening account of Islam's prophet in "Unveiling Islam: An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs."

Citing passages from the Hadith, the collected sayings of Muhammad, the Caners note that, by his own account, the founder of Islam was often possessed by Satan. The phrase "Satanic Verses" refers to words that Muhammad first claimed had come from God, but which he later concluded were spoken by Satan.

Muhammad married 11 women, kept two others as concubines and recommended wife-beating (but only as a last resort!). His third wife was 6 years old when he married her and 9 when he consummated the marriage.

To say that Muhammad was a demon-possessed pedophile is not an attack. It's a fact. (And for the record, Timothy McVeigh is not the founder of Christianity. He wasn't even a Christian. He was an atheist who happened to be a gentile.)

Muslims argue against the Caners' book the way liberals argue against all incontrovertible facts. They deny the meaning of words, posit irrelevant counterpoints, and attack the Caners' motives.

Ibrahim Hooper, with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says that by "6 years old" the Hadith really means "16 years old" and "9" means "19" -- numbers as similar in Arabic as they are in English. Hooper also makes the compelling argument that the Caner brothers -- who say they wrote their book out of love for Muslims whom they want to see in heaven -- are full of "hate."

Other Islamic scholars concede the facts but argue that Muhammad's marriage to a 6-year-old girl was an anomaly. Oh, OK, never mind. Still others explain that Muhammad's marriage to a 6-year-old girl was of great benefit to her education and served to reinforce political allegiances.

So was she really 16, or was it terrific that he had sex with a 9-year-old to improve her education? This is like listening to some Muslims' earlier argument-in-the-alternative that the Zionists attacked the World Trade Center, but America brought the attack on itself anyway.

Muhammad makes L. Ron Hubbard look like Jesus Christ. Most people think nothing of assuming every Scientologist is a crackpot. Why should Islam be subject to presumption of respect because it's a religion? Liberals bar the most benign expressions of religion by little America. Only a religion that is highly correlated with fascistic attacks on the U.S. demands their respect and protection

http://www.anncoulter.org/columns/2002/090402.htm
Ann Coulter

and the truth about what we are dealing with.
13 posted on 05/19/2003 7:39:27 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (the gift is to see the truth)
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To: BibChr
But it's wrong to say that it is a very evil religion. That's just mean.

The Muslims I know are some of the most disgustingly peaceable people in the world. To say that there are evil men who are Muslims is true, but to say that Islam and therefore ALL Muslims are evil is false.

14 posted on 05/19/2003 7:47:35 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: TLBSHOW
Well and good to quote someone else TLB, but how many Muslims have you actually met? Worked with? Gotten to know?
15 posted on 05/19/2003 7:50:07 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: Zeroisanumber
I meet Cat Stevens once ooops

I mean Islam Stevens or whatever.
16 posted on 05/19/2003 7:53:04 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (the gift is to see the truth)
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To: miltonim
Murders.

Find them and destroy them.. bury them in pork fat as a warning to others.

17 posted on 05/19/2003 7:53:22 PM PDT by Jhoffa_
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To: TLBSHOW
I work with a number of good people who are Muslims, I can't agree with Coulter in this case. Not all Muslims are evil, not even a large minority.
18 posted on 05/19/2003 7:55:24 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: Zeroisanumber
They have you fooled then. Their religion is based on terrorism. Maybe they aren't real Islam Muslims? Hummmm
19 posted on 05/19/2003 7:58:13 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (the gift is to see the truth)
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To: Zeroisanumber
Did I say that all Muslims are evil?

Are there people who are WORSE than the religion they profess to believe in — evil, in spite of their professed religion?

I think of Bill Clinton and his big, black Bible, and I instantly shout, "Yes!"

Are there people who are BETTER than the religion they profess — in other words, kind and gentle in spite of their professed religion?

You betcha.

But that doesn't make an evil religion good.

Dan

20 posted on 05/19/2003 8:00:21 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: TLBSHOW
No, I don't think that they have me fooled. They seem like your ordinary, decent, family-types. If they're harboring any complex bomb-plots it would suprise the living hell out of me.

Perhaps your basic assumption is a bit off?

21 posted on 05/19/2003 8:05:33 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: BibChr
Problem with that: Wouldn't that mean that the vast majority of Muslims would be disproportionately evil?
22 posted on 05/19/2003 8:08:11 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: Zeroisanumber
The Muslims I know are some of the most disgustingly peaceable people in the world. To say that there are evil men who are Muslims is true, but to say that Islam and therefore ALL Muslims are evil is false.

The Muslims you've met are in America, where they compose only six percent of the population. When they compose over sixty percent of the population, that's when the horrors begin.

23 posted on 05/19/2003 8:16:43 PM PDT by JoeSchem (Okay, now it works: Knight's Quest, at http://geocities.com/engineerzero)
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To: Zeroisanumber
If they're harboring any complex bomb-plots it would suprise the living hell out of me.

You mean kind of like on 9/11?

How would you really know whether they are truly good people? Their Koran teaches them it is OK, in fact necessary, to lie to infidels. This country has previously legally persecuted certain religious sects for far less than islam has done, I say it's high time we applied common sense to this murderous cult and remove them from our civilized society.

24 posted on 05/19/2003 8:29:46 PM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: Auntie Dem
How would you really know whether they are truly good people?

Man, how do you know if anyone you meet is a good person? They work hard, they laugh at all the right jokes, and they act like nice frigging people.

Their Koran teaches them it is OK, in fact necessary, to lie to infidels.

It also teaches hospitality to friends, committment to family, and tolerance for "People of the Book" (Jews and Xians). Being an Athiest, I'm technically more at risk then your average American

This country has previously legally persecuted certain religious sects for far less than islam has done, I say it's high time we applied common sense to this murderous cult and remove them from our civilized society.

Yes, and the fact that we haven't speaks volumes about how far we've come as a society.

But since you mention it, where exactly do you suggest we remove them to? And what would we do about the ones that are already American citizens?

25 posted on 05/19/2003 8:56:19 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: JoeSchem
The Muslims you've met are in America, where they compose only six percent of the population. When they compose over sixty percent of the population, that's when the horrors begin.

Possibly, but the situation is so hypothetical and far off that nobody can say what exactly will happen.

Bear in mind that people used to say the same thing about Catholics.

26 posted on 05/19/2003 8:59:38 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: miltonim
SPOTREP
27 posted on 05/19/2003 9:50:48 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: Zeroisanumber
Hi Zeroisanumber,

I sympathize with your comments. I know people who call themselves muslims who are moral, upright folks - who genuinely have (I believe) what the world would consider to be a 'good heart'. And hypothetically speaking I'm sure there must be people who call themselves christians who are 'creeps'.
But ... what does their religion teach? What do their 'books' say? What do the historical records say about their founder?
Aye ... there's the rub.
Non-practicing, 'in-name-only', muslims are harmeless. The problem is that their 'inspired' words (and I believe Anne Coulter was spot on when she pointed out who 'inspired' these words) tell them to destroy the infidels (meaning you and I).
Its by the grace of God that most muslims don't take their religion seriously/literally. Those that do are a danger to our country - and to ignore this fact is to bury one's head into the sand.
What would I do? I'd think it would be very fair to request/demand muslims in this country to repudiate those passages that tell them to destroy the infidel. Of course that ignores the fact that their book also tells them it is OK to lie to the infidel ... but at its a start.

28 posted on 05/19/2003 10:10:57 PM PDT by El Cid
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To: Zeroisanumber
It might mean that if terrorism and barbarism were disproportionately perpetrated by Muslims, one would not be surprised. It might mean that if virtually (if not simply) every Muslim state were a barbaric and repressive state, one would not be surprised. Consequences like that.

Dan
29 posted on 05/20/2003 5:24:20 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Zeroisanumber
Possibly, but the situation is so hypothetical and far off that nobody can say what exactly will happen

What do you mean? The situation happens in every country today where Muslims form a majority. It happened in the streets of Bangladesh, where an unarmed Christian missionary was outnumbered seven to one.

As for what people said about Catholics, maybe they were right. Maybe they still are right. There may be individual good Muslims and good Catholics (including in my family) but history tells us that Catholicism as a religious movement has been most mendacious.

Bringing up Catholics doesn't change the fact that everywhere Muslims have power, they use it to oppress others.

30 posted on 05/20/2003 8:15:55 PM PDT by JoeSchem (Okay, now it works: Knight's Quest, at http://geocities.com/engineerzero)
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To: Zeroisanumber
But since you mention it, where exactly do you suggest we remove them to? And what would we do about the ones that are already American citizens?

Whether they are citizens or not is irrelevant, as citizenship never deterred the states and federal governments from their desires and efforts to "exterminate" other undesirable religions in this country.

In reality, I'm as much a live-and-let-live person as the next guy, but there is no reasoning with the blood cult. The ones who pretend to be good cannot be trusted. If they were sincere they would be the ones leading the efforts to root out the so-called extremists. But nooooo, these phony goodie two-shoes won't lift so much as a finger to help, nor will they have anything to do with "ratting" out their muslim brothers. For a specific example of this behavior, recall the muslim FBI agent who would not wear a wire to record conversations of muslims suspected of being terrorists. IMO that agent should have been shot on the spot, but instead the FBI promoted him. The silence from the imams in this country condemning terrorism is deafening. If they won't so much as speak against these activities they are part of the conspiracy and should be eliminated.

As to where we send them...how about where they're going to end up eventually anyway?....HELL.

31 posted on 05/20/2003 8:34:47 PM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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Muhammad's Koran-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...
32 posted on 01/01/2005 12:16:40 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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