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May 18, 2005

Four arrested in India for handing out Bibles

From WorldNetDaily:

Police in an Indian state controlled by a radical Hindu nationalist party arrested four people for handing out copies of the Bible to town residents.

The arrests May 13 in Rajnagar, in the northeastern state of Orissa, came amid rising tensions in the area after the alleged conversion of 300 Hindu families to Christianity, according to AsiaNews, a Catholic service.

Orissa passed a controversial Freedom of Religion Act that requires all would-be converts to first obtain authorization from district authorities.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or RSS, the armed wing of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, had threatened protest if the police failed to act against "those responsible for violating the Orissa Freedom of Religion Act."

The RSS has been blamed for numerous attacks against Christians and other minority religious groups since the party rose in power nationally in the late 1990s.

Moslems killing people because there's a rumor someone might have treated the Koran with disrespect. Hindus arresting Christians who are simply handing out Bibles. Atheists in the US harass school children who simply want to acknowledge their faith. And all we hear from the left is how horrible a “Theocracy” would be. Seems to me most of what the left fear if Christians gain more political power was what was already legal about 50 years ago. I can't seem to recall any people being arrested for practicing religions other than Christianity. In fact, when the rest of the world grew more anti-Semitic, America was where Jews knew they could be safe.

Posted by Danny Carlton at May 18, 2005 10:36 AM

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