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And as is so often the case when jihadists rampage in Muslim countries, the local police did nothing. "Terrorists Attack ISKCON Temple in Chittagong, Bangladesh," from ISKCON News Weekly,


On May 18, ISKCON News Weekly received a distraught message from an obviously emotional monk at ISKCON’s Nandankanan Sri Sri Gour Nitai Ashram in Chittagong, the main seaport of Bangladesh. On May 14 at 3pm, the devotee said, he and his peers were busy preparing for a weekend festival when fifty to sixty terrorists burst into the temple, brandishing knives and iron bars. They first destroyed the kitchens, devotee accommodation, and Gaura Nitai deities.
Then, as the devotees ran into the temple courtyard in a panic, the attackers poured boiling water on them from the balcony, badly burning many.


The terrorists also stole ten to twelve thousand taka (Bangladesh’s monetary unit) from the temple donation box, as well as a further ten thousand from individual residents.
Devotees phoned the nearby police station again and again, but to no avail.


“Their negligence of duty came at a terrible cost,” Chinmoydham Dasa said in his message to ISKCON News. “Many devotees were injured and had to be brought to the hospital’s emergency room.”


By the time the police finally arrived, the terrorists had caused 80,000 taka worth of damage. Neither did they seem remotely intimidated by the presence of law enforcement. And it was soon clear why. When the terrorists threatened the devotees, “You must all leave now and hand the temple over to us!” the police remained silent, not voicing any defense....



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This is completely outrageous. It is also just another indicator of the sad reality that there are places that are not ready for any kind of Hinduism. For development of Vedic culture the society should be basically sattvic and a proper infrastructure must be in place. Equal protection under the law is part of basic infrastructure. Therefore Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other such places where law-enforcement may be sympathetic to atrocities such as this are not ready for any kind of Hinduism. I say leave them be and try to focus on re-awakening spirituality in the Indian sub-continent so that people like this don't become the majority there.

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