Christians at Bangladesh refugee camp 'FORCED to convert to Islam'

Christians at Bangladesh refugee camp 'FORCED to convert to Islam'

A Christian pastor and his young daughter have been abducted from a predominantly Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh after other Christian families were viciously attacked and robbed by an angry mob.

Human Rights Watch have reported that attackers beat up Christian residents, vandalized homes, and looted personal property in the sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar.

The pastor and his daughter were abducted the day after the attack and his wife claims the teenager has been forced to convert to Islam and marry.

There are approximately 1,500 Rohingya Christians living in the refugee camp after fleeing the Myanmar military's 2017 campaign of ethnic cleansing.

Police said that scores of men attacked 22 Christian families living in Kutupalong Camp 2 in Cox's Bazaar the night before the abductions.

At least 12 Rohingya Christian refugees were injured and hospitalized following the attack. A makeshift Christian church and school were also smashed. 

Rohingya Christians have previously reported facing threats and violence in the camps.

Victims say the Bangladesh authorities, who described the attack as an 'ordinary law and order incident' and not an attack aimed at Christians, are not doing enough to protect them or to find Taher and his daughter.