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Published On: Sun, Mar 2nd, 2014

Buddhist monks lead monk attack pastor and wife in Sri Lanka

Buddhist monks led a large mob against a Sri Lanka Christian pastor and his wife to end their efforts to hold worship servies.

Bodu Bala Sena or Buddhist Strength Force (BBS) is the name of the group which had eleven monks leading 250 villagers to storm the pastor’s home, reports the Australian Christian Today.

The unnamed man is the leader of Holy Family Church in Asgiriya, Kandy district. He and his wife protested the mob’s efforts to end worship services. The couple was “dragged outside and assaulted.”

“…a senior BBS leader gathered villagers outside the house and warned them against such ‘traitors’. He threatened the same treatment for any villager supporting Christian worship,” the article summarizes.

Buddhist monks have also been threatening villagers Sri Lanka, which is going widely under-reported as no officials are defending the Christians’ rights to religious freedom.

Thousands of Christians protested in early February.

“The freedom of thought, conscience, religion and association should be available to all religious communities,” said the Anglican bishop Dhiloraj Canagasabey as reported by UCA. “We expect the rule of law to be upheld and worry about hate speech and hate mongering against non-majority faith communities. Christian communities face hardships in educating children in accordance with the tenants of their faith. Many children are compelled to study the majority [Buddhist] religion, a clear violation of our religious rights.”

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