Why is this conversion business
so big in India? Because India is the largest non-Christian country
in the world where missionaries have the freedom to act and to
propagate. Islamic countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh - do not allow
this missionary activity at all. In Saudi Arabia, you cannot even
bring a Bible or a picture of Jesus into the country. China, also,
does not allow such wide-scale missionary conversion activities.
So India, because of its very
openness to and tolerance of these missionaries, has become the
target. You know from recent newspapers that one missionary was
killed in India, which is unfortunate. But in that same week, fifty
Christians were massacred in Indonesia by the Moslems there. The
religious violence is going on all over the world and Christians are
not always the victims.
India, for centuries, Hindus have been routinely killed for their
religion. Even recently in Kashmir, a number of Hindus were
massacred, but you will notice that, in the Western media, the death
of Hindus for their religion will never count and will never
constitute a story. However, if one missionary - one white man - is
killed in India, then these Western countries will retaliate with
sanctions, criticize, and take some moral high ground.