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SRI LANKA: Pastor and Wife Assaulted by Mob
ICC Note:
In Sri Lanka, and many other countries, Christians need only be accused of forcibly converting someone to Christianity to validate a mob attack or arrest. In this situation a woman was accused of being paid by a pastor to convert. When she replied she had “become a Christian based on conviction and was not paid to do so,” the angry mob beat the pastor again anyway.
09/17/2012 Sri Lanka (Continental News) – …
A mob of about 40 men, along with five Buddhist monks and a local government authority, approached the pastor and his wife, shouting, “Attack them … kill them!”
The pastor was assaulted and accused of spreading Christianity in the area. He and his wife were then dragged to the home of the woman they had just visited, where the mob shouted at the woman and demanded to know how much she was paid to convert to Christianity.
She replied that she had become a Christian based on conviction and was not paid to do so. The pastor was beaten again, but he and his wife managed to escape. He suffered injuries to his legs and body.

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