By Theodore Shoebat
Hindus in India attacked a church and beat sixty Christians. They then took the Christian women and stripped them naked to humiliate them. These Hindu savages have the spirit of Ham who laughed at his father because he was naked, and they have that same spirit as those of whom Christ said, “naked, and you covered me not” (Matthew 25:43). According to the report:
A group of Hindu radicals in India’s Chhattisgarh state reportedly attacked and beat 60 Christians worshiping at a Pentecostal church on Sunday, only a week after the Indian government denied visas to a U.S. Commission investigating religious freedom abuses in the country.
International Christian Concern reported that a mob of 25 Hindu radicals targeted a Pentecostal church in Kachana colony, where they stormed the house of worship on motorbikes, and began beating the 60 or so Christians that had gathered for Sunday worship.
Witnesses said that the radicals also beat and stripped Christian women, and destroyed various church property, including Bibles.
Although seven of the alleged attackers were arrested by police, local activists claimed that an ‘atmosphere of impunity’ allows such incidents of violence against Christians to occur throughout the country.
The radicals have attempted to justify the attack by claiming it was against forced conversions to Christianity, an accusation often aimed at the comparatively small but rising Christian population in the country.
John Dayal, spokesman for the United Christian Forum, told ICC: “The vandalizing of the church [in Chhattisgarh] comes as the entire nation of India is debating the role of [radical Hindu nationalism] and the government in exacerbating an environment of hate and intolerance against civil society, the intelligentsia, and, above all, religious minorities such as Muslims and Christians.”
News of the latest church attack comes only a week after the Indian government failed to issue visas in time to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which has long planned a discussion on religious freedom conditions in the country.