Church in Bangladesh attacked by Demonstrators


According to New Age (Dhaka) of February 18, 2006, "Tens of thousands of people staged demonstrations in the capital city and elsewhere in the country on Friday against the publication of a series of cartoons on the prophet Muhammad (SM) in some European newspapers. In Rajbari, some 110 kilometers west of Dhaka, agitators stormed a Baptist church during a procession. In Rajbari a similar procession led to some precisionists storming a Baptist church at College Para. Delwar Hossain, an additional superintendent of the Rajbari police, confirmed the attack on the church. In Rajbari a similar procession led to some precisionists storming a Baptist church at College Para. The Imam Committee organized the procession and also staged a rally at the district government high school. The overzealous protesters broke open the door of the church and damaged a wall clock and a metal cross. A Pakistani cleric offered a one-million-dollar reward and a new car for the death of any of the cartoonists behind drawings of the Prophet Mohammed. Maulana Yousaf Qureshi, prayer leader at the historic Mohabat Khan mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar, made the announcement during a fifth day of protests in Pakistan against the caricatures. The cleric said Peshawar's Association of Goldsmiths would donate one million US dollars, while the mosque itself would give 1.5 million rupees (25,000 dollars). A local jeweler had also offered a brand new car to the killer, he told around 1,000 protesters in the city. Qureshi added that Muslim scholars were unanimous that any blasphemer against the prophet 'is liable to be killed'. (Dr. Stephen Gill)

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