The chairman of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee on Religious Affairs yesterday expressed concern over Western missionary activities in the country. "Protestant" church groups distribute the Bible and other religious literature in an effort to "Christianize and baptize" Moslems in northern Kyrgyzstan, he said. Devout Moslems, he added, are beginning to threaten retribution against converts in the villages. (Interfax, June 30)
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