Increasing calls for Islamization in Bangladesh, Including Death Penalty for Blasphemy

April 29th, 2013

 

“In general, people have a spirit of harmony and peace in society,” said Bishop Moses Costa of Chittagong, the nation’s second largest city. “During this period, the question of sharia has leapt to public attention, but many Muslims themselves want a secular state. Only some groups strongly promote it.”

“We as a small minority are being accused of proselytizing and conversion,” the bishop added. “But we are so few, less than 1% in society, which is difficult to support such allegations. Despite all, we live faith with joy. The Church is appreciated by the government and by the people, for our works and our credibility. Many believe in us and thank us for our social and educational work.”