Christmas Spirit-Hindus Attack Churches

Hundreds of federal police were deployed in India’s eastern state of Orissa as Hindu hard-liners burnt an damaged 12 churches while clashing with Christians. It is believed at least one Christian died in the attack. Ostensibly, the Hindus outburst came because some Christian injured a local Hindu leader, but most observers believe it stems from conversion by low-cast Hindus into the Christian religion. Local TV stations showed films of wrecked churches with all windows smashed and furniture strewn around. Archbishop Raphael Cheenath charge police with turning blind eye to the Hindus mob behavior. Barik, a local Hindu leader, responded that Christians had placed religious statues on a Hindu site. Some Christians believe low-cast Hindus convert because of the treatment they receive in the Hindu religion.

It is ironic, that in Muslim Indonesia, the Christmas holidays passed without a single incident of violence against Christians, but in predominantly Hindu India, there were clashes. Naturally, the American media ignores the peaceful behavior of Muslims just as it ignores the violent behavior of Hindus. Violent Hindus this year are not of great interest to the media which only focuses on terrorism by Muslims.

  • kumar padma

    dear fundie fred,
    I am amazed at your knowledge of India. Do you collect money to send it to orissa to do the propaganda. You report that the man killed was a christian. Media in india report that three hindus were killed by police firing, and the reported news about churches was bogus as these were all huts and in retaliation these fundies attack ancient temples.
    You guys are clever and know how to use “perscution “word.

  • Fred Stopsky

    Perhaps, you can explain the death of hundreds of Muslims a few years ago. Do you remember the famous train attack.
    I provided my source, where is yours?