“Police said the attackers are yet to be identified but suspect they could be members of a fundamentalist group.” No kidding, really?
Not a Christian fundamentalist group, either.
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)
More “dialogue” needed, eh, U.S. Catholic bishops? How many jihadis have you turned from their ways by that “dialogue,” Bishop McManus? A bit of “dialogue” will erase that exhortation to beheading right out of the Qur’an, now, won’t it, Bishop Farrell? If we can just sit down and talk with the Islamic jihadis, they’ll shower us in flowers, right, Bishop Soto? The only people you all have to be concerned about are those who don’t fall in line and confess that Islam is the Religion of Peace, eh?
“Christian priest attacked by armed men in Bangladesh,” PTI, October 6, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
Dhaka: A Christian priest in Bangladesh has survived an attempt on his life by three suspected Islamists who attacked him in his house after pretending to want to learn about Christianity, days after two foreigners were killed by armed men in attacks claimed by ISIS terror group.
52-year-old Luke Sarker, the pastor of Faith Bible Church, suffered injuries when three men yesterday attacked him with a knife and tried to slit his throat at his home in the northwestern district of Pabna, police said.
The attackers aged 25-30 had entered the pastor’s house pretending to be enthusiastic learner of Christianity.
The assailants fled the scene leaving behind their motorbike as people in the neighbourhood rushed when Sarker, also a homeopath practitioner, screamed for help.
Police said the attackers are yet to be identified but suspect they could be members of a fundamentalist group.
“We have launched an investigation. Until now it appears to be part of an effort to create political unrest,” special superintendent of police’s criminal investigation department Shahriar Rahman Kajol told PTI.
The motorbike left by the attackers outside the house was carrying a registration number having a fake address, Kajol said.
Sarker had joined as a pastor of a local church three months ago and used to depend on the meager donation of the church and his homeopathy practice.
The attack on the pastor came a week after an Italian and a Japanese were killed in the country facing violence by hard-line Islamic groups.
A Japanese businessman Hosi Koniyo was gunned down on October 3 in northwestern Rangpur five days after an Italian aid official Cesare Tavella was killed in the capital Dhaka sparking an international uproar.
The fatal attacks on the two foreigners were claimed by Islamic State group though it was refuted by Bangladesh’s government, which tended to blame the Opposition for trying to destabilise the country….