WORLD WATCH MONITOR | 070418
A church in Kyrgyzstan that is home to many former Muslims has been ordered to cease its Sunday worship.
A local source told World Watch Monitor that services at the church, which is led by a convert from Islam, have been interrupted twice in the last few months by a group of people consisting of local officials, representatives of the Prosecutor’s office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, assistants to the local imam and former colleagues from the school at which the pastor used to teach.
World Watch Monitor cannot name the town in which the incident took place, for security reasons.
On both occasions, members of the group demanded that the service be stopped and told them: “You will not be able to live and carry out your ministry here.” The church members tried to settle the conflict, World Watch Monitor was told, but the group continued to issue threats and insults.