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Violence against Christians in India following allegations of proselytizing children

Catholic World News - April 18, 2013

Armed with stones and sticks, a group of men in Srinagar, a largely Muslim city of 1.3 million in northern India, attacked and attempted to set fire to a Christian children’s home. The men beat residents of the home before police arrived.

The attack occurred after local mullahs accused the ecumenical Christian group that runs the home of attempting to convert Muslim children. Although a local police investigation found the accusation groundless, the armed men were able to intimidate the home’s landlord, who has asked the Christian group to vacate the premises.

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  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - Apr. 18, 2013 11:13 PM ET USA

    Since the police investigation found the Mullahs' accusation that the Christians of Agape Home were proselytizing Muslim children to be false raises the obvious question, "Why do so many Muslims persecute Christians?" The answer to this question is offered in the article, "These organizations (people) have strong misconceptions about Christians and so they persecute the Christians." It is true, whoever said it, that the greatest enemy of the Church is ignorance which leads to prejudice.

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