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India: Muslim extremists persecute Christian villagers

Catholic World News - April 16, 2012

Christians in a predominantly Muslim village in West Bengal have been victims of intensifying persecution over the last month, according to a news report.

After a 22-year-old woman gave thanks for a healing in Jesus’ name, residents of Nutangram, including her parents, beat her nearly unconscious; she has since left the village.

Later, extremists entered a home where Christians were praying. Calling the Christians pagans, they beat them until they fled, at which point a crowd of 500 gathered until police arrived.

“The Muslims have since ostracized the Christians, prohibiting them to buy and sell in the area and keeping them from using the public bathroom and water well,” Compass Direct News reports. “The extremists have sternly told all shopkeepers not to sell anything to the Christians, and at press time they were all complying with the order.”

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