Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Pastor Murdered In India

When Muslims commit atrocities in the name of their religion, it isn't hard to quote passages from their religious texts. They are clearly commanded to oppress, fight and subjugate all non-Muslims:

Qur’an 9:29—Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Qur’an 9:73—O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.

Qur’an 9:111—Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property for this, that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah's way, so they slay and are slain; a promise which is binding on Him in the Taurat and the Injeel and the Quran; and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Rejoice therefore in the pledge which you have made; and that is the mighty achievement.

Qur’an 9:123—O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).

Qur’an 47:35—Be not weary and fainthearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost: for Allah is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good) deeds.
Sahih al-Bukhari 2785—Narrated Abu Hurairah: A man came to Allah’s Messenger and said, “Guide me to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” He replied, “I do not find such a deed.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2796—Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “A single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah’s cause in the afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all the world and whatever is in it.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2797—Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, . . . “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then come back to life and then get martyred, and then come back to life again and then get martyred and then come back to life again and then get martyred.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2810—Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them is in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e., Allah’s religion of Islamic Monotheism) be superior, is in Allah’s Cause.”

Sunan An-Nasa’i 3138—Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari said: “A Bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah and said: ‘A man fights for fame, or he fights for the spoils of war, or he fights to show off. Who is the one who is fighting in the cause of Allah?’ He said: ‘The one who fights so that the word of Allah will be supreme is the one who is fighting in the cause of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.’”

Sunan Ibn Majah 2763—It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever meets Allah with no mark on him (as a result of fighting) in His cause, he will meet Him with a deficiency.”

However when Hindus commit violence against my brothers and sisters in Christ in the name of their religion, as they are here in this article, it's hard to tell if they are doing what their religion is telling them to do or not.

08/01/2011 India (Christian Today)-Another murder of a Christian pastor is being reported from Orissa's communally sensitive Kandhamal district. The body of Michael Nayak, a pastor belonging to the Kandhamal Union of Baptist Churches, was found last Wednesday near the village of Mondakia

Before the murder, on July 26, Michael was reportedly met by two of his Hindu tribal friends who later that evening requested for a drive back home. The next morning, Pramod Mallik, Sarpanch of Rebingia Panchayat, saw Michael’s body lying across the road and reported the same to his brothers.

Police has passed off the case as an instance of road accident. This, however, is being refuted by Michael’s family who has gathered evidences to prove it was a murder. "The body was lying in a pit and there was a wound below the ear where blood was oozing out. The body had no other bruises or cuts. Certainly it is not a case of accident, it is a murder" said Surendra Nayak, eldest brother of the deceased.
Interestingly, both the friends who had travelled with Michael were not seen during the post mortem or burial.
The incident has come seven months after another Protestant pastor, Saul Pradhan, was found murdered near a pond in Pakala village. While police attributed Pradhan's death to cold weather, family believes it was part of a hate campaign as the body showed signs of struggle.

"Police in Kandhamal are conniving to make murders look like accidents. The latest murder bore a startling resemblance to Saul Pradhan's case. Pradhan as well was met by two Hindu friends before his murder," said KG Markose, a missionary activist in Kandhamal.

Markose alleged that police and RSS were conspiring against Christian leaders in Kandhamal. "Manoj Pradhan, MLA of G Udayagiri, a convict on bail, is planning and instigating fanatics to attack Christians," he said.

Kandhamal witnessed unprecedented anti-Christian violence after the murder of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and four of his aides in 2008.The violence killed more than 90 people and displaced around 50,000 others (Source).

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