Friday, August 19, 2011

Islamic officials raid church in Malaysia

In Malaysia, Islamic religious officials
raided a church dinner without warning
or warrant.
On August 3, about 30 Islamic religious and police officials raided the Damansara Utama Methodist Church in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, reports Agence France-Presse.

The raid took place while the church members were hosting a dinner for their welfare programs, which assist single mothers and HIV/AIDS victims.

Senior pastor Daniel Ho said the officials came in and started taking videos and photographs. They subjected the church members to “undue harassment” and took down the identification of all Muslims present in the building.

Islamic religious officials have previously voiced concerns about Muslims converting to Christianity, as conversion from Islam is illegal in the country.

Muslims make up about 60 per cent of Malaysia’s population while Christians make up about 9 per cent.

To read the entire article, click here.

Pray for Pastor Daniel’s church:
  • Pray church members will continue to show love to those they have been ministering to, despite the opposition.
  • Pray the Muslims affected by the raid would come to know Christ.
  • Pray religious freedom will be respected in Malaysia.

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