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Kazakhstan Destroys Bibles, Uzbekistan Attacks Christian Converts From Islam

By BosNewsLife News Center – “A court in Kazakhstan has ordered the destruction of 121 pieces of Christian literature, including Bibles, while in neighboring Uzbekistan an elderly convert from Islam is in ‘great distress’ after police raided his home, Christians said Thursday, March 21.

Vyacheslav Cherkasov, a street evangelist from the Kazakhstan’s city of Shchuchinsk, was reportedly detained by police on October 20 last year for offering Christian literature to passers-by in the street.

Officers confiscated his suitcase containing Bibles, children’s Bibles and other books and leaflets about the Christian faith, said Forum 18, an advocacy group investigating the case.

On March 5 the court said the confiscated material should be destroyed, in what is believed to be the first such ruling since Kazakhstan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Cherkasov was also ordered to pay 86,550 Tenge (US$574) well above the average one month’s wage in Kazakhstan on charges of ‘violating the rules’ regarding ‘importing, publishing and distribution of religious literature’ which came into force in 2011 as part of a harsh new Religion Law…

The legislation was introduced under the autocratic President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been in power virtually unchallenged since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Cherkasov, who was previously harassed by police, has lodged an appeal, trial observers said.

The state Agency of Religious Affairs (ARA) has reportedly defended the ruling saying they are not ‘bothered by having to destroy religious literature’.

Local Council of Churches Baptists said in published remarks: ‘We were shocked – this is sacrilege and illegality’.

The latest incident is part of a wider crackdown by authorities on devoted Christians in Central Asia, rights activists say, with reports that in neighboring Uzbekistan an elderly man was attacked by security forces.” Read more.

Flashback: Kazakhstan: Fall of Soviet Union Gives Birth to Islamic Religious Revival in Former Soviet Republic, and the Rise of Islamic Terror – “After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the people of Kazakhstan, like those in the rest of the former Soviet Republics, experienced a revival in religious affiliation… Previously non-existent elements of Salafism crept to the surface in Kazakhstan and are now apparent, especially in the southern and western regions of the country located near the Caspian Sea and the volatile North Caucasus. Salafism is a reform movement of Islam in which followers believe that the life of their Prophet Mohammad and the earliest Muslim community constitutes a universal paradigm for interpreting world events and history…” Read more.

Flashback: Strict Muslim’ from Uzbekistan Caught by the FBI Sought Ways to Kill President Obama, ‘Didn’t Care If He Lost His Life In An Assassination Attempt’ – “A man from Uzbekistan who pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to kill President Barack Obama with an automatic rifle claimed he was acting at the direction of an Islamic terror group in his home country. Authorities said Ulugbek Kodirov had discussed trying to kill the president as he campaigned for re-election because he would be out in public more often. Kodirov entered the plea during a hearing in Birmingham before U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon, an Obama appointee.” Read more.

  1. alakhtal
    03/25/2013 at 3:01 PM

    Christianity ain’t secret cult to be banned in Kazakhstan. It’s a religiosity that admitted in-form of Kazakhstan Council of Churches Baptists. Vyacheslav Cherkasov ain’t street evangelist from Kazakhstan’s city of Shchuchinsk. He’s Ukrainian Cherkas earning his living outta stirring interfaith trouble in Almaty. Kazakhstan tolerated communism for over hundred years and back to their 1434 old year religion Islam. Vyacheslav Cherkasov is lucky that Kazakhstan court only confiscated his bibles, fine him US$574 and let him go, than had him shot in the head by a Jihadi.


  2. 03/25/2013 at 3:30 PM

    Reblogged this on just2bwise and commented:
    At what point, ARE “WE, THE PEOPLE…” of this WORLD, going to UNITE and take a STAND against the “elite” on this PLANET and demand equality for ALL….irregardless of, country, race, color, OR religion? The “Bill Rights” and the “TEN Commandments” are both “moral standards” which adhere to the simple principles of “common sense” and “logic!” When these two ideologies ARE drafted into ONE “standard of living” for the Peoples of this World, then, and only then…will we have the beginnings of TRUE PEACE!


    • alakhtal
      03/25/2013 at 3:33 PM

      Leave a Reply to bobby90247

      “I couldn’t agree with you more.” means “I totally agree with you!”


  3. 08/17/2015 at 2:40 AM

    Kazakh Islamic Societies should be very careful about the Chinese personnel present in Kazakhstan. The Han Chinese are now very quickly turning to Christianity and trying to do missionary work in Kazakhstan to convert Kazakh muslims to Christianity. They say that “Kazakhs like and believe us very much and we will take advantage of this”


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