Nine Missionaries attacked in India by hard-line Hindus

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    http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040927-051105-8411r.htm

    Missionaries attacked in India

    Bangalore, India, Sep. 27 (UPI) -- Indian police have arrested 15 people after three priests and six nuns were attacked in two separate incidents in the southern state of Kerala.

    Two nuns from the Missionaries of Charity were attacked by a mob while bringing food to poor people of the Dalit, or untouchable, caste, in a slum on the outskirts of Kozhikode city, the BBC reported Sunday.

    They were reportedly pulled from their jeep and the crosses around their necks were broken. Local people helped them escape to a police station where they called their mission.

    When the Mother Superior and six others arrived at the scene, they too were attacked by around 40 people with iron rods. All nine missionaries were hospitalized, most with head injuries.
     
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    maybe they should be allowed to pack heat?
     
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    The agressors were arrested, India is policing its own. The last thing they need is a bunch of vigilante nuns packing AK47s :D
     
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    If you meet anybody from India ask him "What Is Your Caste?" If he answers it, then you're doomed. Because he has already injected Cancer into your society. Caste is like Cancer. It cannot be Cured. It has to be Cut-Off.
     
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    Yay! (applauds)

    Proselytising is illegal in many parts of the world. And when you travel to them, if you get got, TS.
     
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    Glad to hear the people are being held accountable to the law. It's a shame this happened though.
     
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    Is bringing food to people proselyting?
     
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    Feeding people shouldn't be against the law.
     
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    I agree. which is why it's frustrating to watch laws in this country stopping people from feeding the homeless.
     
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    Missionaries are a stain on the earth. They keep coming to my door, and I keep telling them: if your god existed, would it really need a doofus like you to go door to door?
     

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