One of the two main political parties of the indigenous people in Bangladesh’s south-eastern hill tracts prevented Christians from celebrating Christmas, sources said. The United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF), which has demanded that Christian converts return to Buddhism, threatened tribal Christians of at least seven churches in Khagrachari district, some 300 kilometers (180 miles) southeast of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
People of all faiths including Muslims should condemn this incidence. Islam grants freedom of worship to all people living in an Islamic state.Protection of Non Muslims and their places of worship like Churches is responsibility of Islamic state, Allah says:“Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another there would surely have been pulled down monasteries churches synagogues and mosques in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure…”(Qur’an;22:40). Prophet Muhammad [pbuh], assured safety and protection to monks of Sinai. Christians and Jews enjoyed freedom of faith under Muslim empires including Spain.