Converted Christian Stabbed to Death in Bangla Desh


Dhaka (Bangla Desh), March 22, 2016, (Report: bibles4mideast):  A 68 old converted Christian from Islam named Hossain Ali stabbed to death by Islamist militants in Kurigram of North Dhaka of Bangla Desh today morning.

Hossain Ali is a converted Christian from Islam since 1999. He was also a freedom fighter and a former inspector of family planning. He murdered while he was having his morning walk on Tuesday.

Ali’s body was recovered with his throat slit. Police picked up three men for questioning.

Three attackers came by motorbike and stabbed him to death and they left the scene exploding crude bombs to create panic, said Tobarak Ullah, the police chief of Kurigram.

"We are not sure whether Islamist militants carried out the attack," police chief added. “The pattern of killing bore the hallmarks of recent attacks by Islamist militants, he said.

Over the last few months, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the killings of two foreigners, attacks on members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups, but police say domestic militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen is behind the attacks.

A Hindu head priest was hacked to death on February 21 by gun-and-cleaver wielding Islamists at a temple in northern Panchagarh district’s Debiganj Upazila.

In September last year, Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was murdered by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, and within five days of that incident Japanese farmer Kunio Hoshi was killed. Both attacks were claimed by IS-affiliated militants.

Also, moderate Sufi saint Khizir Khan, progressive book publisher Faisal Arefin Dipon, and a Sufi shrine worker were murdered while two Christian pastors, one an Italian doctor, narrowly escaped attacks.

Bibles for Mideast continues five days prayer of fasting (March 21-25) and praying for the mighty protection of persecuted Christians; all Christian ministries around the globe; the team of “Bibles for Mideast” for God’s protection and provision for spreading the Word of God and establishing churches in the Middle East; the new believers and seekers for strengthening their precious faith in Jesus Christ and also for their protection; and the salvation of the Muslim world. (Children of God and Prayer Warriors, please join with us in prayers).