Dhaka, death threats against the family of a Christian convert from Islam

Dhaka (AsiaNews) – After graduating from a top Bangladeshi university Rashidul Amin Khandaker went to Australia to expand his father Ruhul’s business.

Here he discovered Christianity and was attracted by the faith’s beauty.

On 26 July 2008 he was baptised by Fr Dominic Ceresoli, parish priest at St Therese in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

As a result of this his family has met with the disapproval of the community and has been ostracised. Now they have received death threats.

The family home was ransacked by local Muslims.

“The lives of Christian converts from Islam are in great danger in Bangladesh. We have seen converts murdered as the government failed to protect them.”

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Why are they threatening his family ? they are still Muslims…

Yes, apparently the parents(family) are still muslims… from the article.

Last Saturday he received a letter from ‘Allahr Dal’ (Allah’s Group), an extremist Islamic group banned for its violent views.

**In it he is accused of being a “tool” of Christians to destroy Islam.

They order him to “sacrifice” his son Rashidul because the latter’s conversion has brought into disrepute the whole Muslim community**.

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