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Almost 300 Christian children abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Bangladesh
Taken by intermediaries after they convince village families to pay for an education at pseudo hostels, the children are in fact brought to madrassas (Islamic schools) where imams force them to abjure Christianity. The latest case has a happy ending however when 11 children were able to escape from captivity.
Easter under heavy security for Catholics of Bangladesh
More than 300,000 faithful participated in Sunday Mass in the capital and in the five dioceses of the country. During the entire Triduum, the police monitored the churches 24 hours a day out of fear of attacks.
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Eid al-Fitr attack: police arrest four people
One of those arrested is a student of a madrassa in Dinajpur. Investigators said he came to the rally "by order of his tribal chief, who assigned him the task." Yesterday four people were killed in the attack, including two policemen, and nine injured. The Islamic rally was attended by 200 thousand faithful.
Mosul: Islamic State abducts 111 children
Aged 10-15 years, the kidnapped children are set to be trained as terrorists, a spokesperson for the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party said. IS also took away78 adults, who tried to protect the children.
Christian woman, mother of two, abducted and forced into slavery because of debt
Her labourer husband took out a loan to have his sick father undergo medical treatment. Muslim landlord who owns the debt now wants repayment; to achieve his goal, he threatened and insulted the family, calling them “lowlife” who “will always be our slave” because “We Muslims are superior to any other religion.” Initially, police refused to intervene and file a complaint about the abduction.
Dhaka: festival with magic, games and some medical care for street kids
In its eighth edition, Br Lucio Beninati's initiative has brought together as volunteers Muslims, Hindus and Christians on a day dedicated to homeless children and youth. The festival involves a variety of activities, including sharing meals but also medical checkups for kids in poor health. Although "unruly", the latter "know they are loved".
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