Where ever they travel through-out the world New Zealanders are largely viewed are friendly & honest people, understanding of local cultural sensitivities, follower’s of the rule ‘when in Rome’.
There’s a notable exception to the normal universal ‘open-armed’ acceptance of Kiwi visitors. A little-known place on the map, where New Zealanders are viewed with suspicion, even fear, by a large section of the populous, an historic negative connotation which has lead The New Zealand Government to issue a travel safety warning to any Kiwi venturing there.
The State of Tripura in India (bordering Tibet, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh), is the place I’m referring to.
For decades the Tripura region of India has been racked with religious & tribal conflicts. An estimated 11,000 people have been killed in the last 20 years & another 30,000 made homeless in this unrest.
This ongoing sectarian war has escalated lately and has lead the Christian minority in the region to call for the creation of a separate ‘state within a state’, partitioning Christians from the dominant indigenous Hindu population.
Since 1989 a Christian Terrorist Group (National Liberation Front of Tripura) has been operating in the state, with an express aim of creating an independent Christian state. The NLFT’s objectives are set-out in their manifesto: ‘To expand The Kingdom of God & Christ in Tripura’ – using force.
NLFT have undertaken bombings, shootings, kidnappings & rapes to bring about their goal for a separate Christian state. NLFT (and their sister terror group ‘Christian All Tripura Tiger Force’) regularly employ a policy of ‘convert or die’ in their attempts to subjugate the local population.
So what is the New Zealand link in all of this?
Sixty years ago the first Christian missionaries arrived in Tripura.
To be more specific, they arrived from the Baptist Church of New Zealand.
It was these proselytising endeavours by these Baptists from New Zealand over half a century ago, that have lead directly to the current bloodshed and ongoing religious conflict which now exists between their modern-day followers of Christ & the traditional local Hindu & Buddhist communities who have called the region home, and practiced local religions & customs for over a thousand years.
“Please pray for the young Christians in Tripura will not be lead astray by groups that come to Tripura and try and teach false doctrines”
[ The twisted prayer of the day for 21st July 2008, from Tranzsend, the Mission arm of The Baptist Churches of New Zealand]
Globally Baptist Churches (including New Zealand) poor millions of dollars of aid into the Tripura region, and there is strong belief amongst Hindu’s etc in Tripura, it’s these funds are arming the NLFT.
Indeed there is compelling ‘on the ground’ evidence that the Baptist Church in Tripura has been supporting NLFT. In 2000 the secretary of the Noapara Baptist Church in Tripura was arrested when his hidden cache of explosives was located in the church. Also arrested were several other church officials, who were also found to be in possession of ingredients for making bombs. All confessed to having links with NLFT and even attending al Qaeda type camps.
In another incident in August 2003, police arrested the secretary of a Baptist Christian Missionary church in North Tripura District who was in possession of five kg of potassium, one kg sulphur, few gelatin sticks and 45 gm of high explosive materials.
A senior member of the then governing Bharatiya Janta Party, K.N Govindacharya, accused Baptist Churches in Tripura & their overseas supporters, of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in the region.
Bill Adam from New Zealand with Rajani Kaipeng, General Secretary of the Tripura Baptist Christian Union
The corpses of Indian Soldiers loaded on to a truck, all victims of Christian Terrorism in the Tripiura region.
NLFT is not totally reliant on overseas benefactors, they also raise funds to achieve their goal for Christian statehood by kidnapping, extortion, drugs, counterfeiting & producing ‘underground’ pornographic movies, some of which involve the filming of their soldiers raping tribal villagers, who failed to covert via a gun-barrel & faced the consequences of wishing to retain their traditional beliefs
It was New Zealanders that planted those first seeds of divisiveness in Tripura, and it’s still New Zealanders who today have joined forces with Baptists around the globe, in their on-going attempts to wipe out a whole way of life, erase centuries of tradition and customs - all in the name of their foreign God & putting another pin in their conquerors map.
The Baptist Church hardly makes any secret about what their real 'mission' in Tripura is all about (listen to the song lyrics & view the dialogue) here on You-Tube:
Apple-Pie will replace curry, with Pavlova for dessert.
Far from simply trying to help impoverished, uneducated peoples in India - this is a callous exercise by The Baptist Church in cultural & religious genocide.
All at gun point, as necessary.