Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions

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Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions
by Nirmala Carvalho
Charged by radical Hindus. In a year and a half he would have "attracted " 300 tribal Munda to Christianity. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The rhetoric of forced conversions to incite crimes against Christians." In 1999, Graham Staines and his two sons were killed in the same district.

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Fox News anchor: I didn't know it was criminal to be a Christian

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Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Gretchen Carlson's new book, "Getting Real."
It was while doing "Fox & Friends" that I got a reputation for being a culture warrior. Bill O'Reilly started inviting me to come on "The O'Reilly Factor" for a regular culture warrior segment. I really cared about this stuff. Fox was the first place I'd worked where it was okay to talk openly about your faith on the air. Of course, I understand that when you're doing news reporting and anchoring, it's not appropriate. But at Fox I had a different kind of forum, so I went for it.

Where our culture is headed is an enduring topic of interest for many people, and I think they appreciate it that I take the topic on -- even when they don't agree with me. For example, I've re­ceived plenty of flak for talking about the war on Christmas, often being described as "freaking out" and "going ballistic," as if I were some demented Christian warrior. One website published this pearl: "If Bill O'Reilly is the commander-in-chief of the War on Christmas, Gretchen Carlson is the head of the women's auxiliary." The thing is, it's not a joke to me. I can't think of a single other religion whose holy day is treated like a joke.

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Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Orissa,-a-Pentecostal-pastor-in-prison-on...
by Nirmala Carvalho
Charged by radical Hindus. In a year and a half he would have "attracted " 300 tribal Munda to Christianity. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The rhetoric of forced conversions to incite crimes against Christians." In 1999, Graham Staines and his two sons were killed in the same district.

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - The Orissa police yesterday arrested and imprisoned Rev. Sisir Nayak, accused by Hindu radicals in the area of ​​ illegally converting Munda tribe members. According to the complaint lodged with the police, in a year and a half the Pentecostal pastor "attracted " more than 300 people in the village of Raiguda (Keonjhar district) to Christianity.

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Religious belief behind latest killing in south Kashmir?Mohammad Yousuf Bhat (43)

The latest killing of a village head by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday night may be triggered by religious beliefs held by the victim.

The victim identified as Mohammad Yousuf Bhat (43), a resident of Wagum village in Pulwama district, around 30 km south of Srinagar, was shot at when he was on his way to a mosque for special Ramzan prayers called Tarawi around 9:30 pm last night.

"My daughter, who is victim's wife, was accompanying him. At least four persons came and told her they have to talk to him, and took him away," said Wali Mohammad, father-in-law of the victim.

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