*Compass Direct News is reporting that four Christian families in southeastern Bangladesh left their village on Sunday, under mounting pressure by Buddhist extremists to give up their faith in Christ.

Sources told Compass that 20 to 25 Buddhists brandishing sticks and bamboo clubs in Jamindhonpara village, 340 kilometers (211 miles) southeast of Dhaka, began patrolling streets last Friday to keep the 11 members of the Lotiban Baptist Church from gathering for their weekly prayer meetings.

“On Saturday, the Buddhist extremists captured four men and beat one woman who had gathered in a home, threatening to kill them if they did not become Buddhists within 24 hours,” Compass reported.

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