Vietnam intends to "wipe out" Degar Christians in Central Highlands

Thursday, November 4, 2010

By Joseph C. DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

HANOI, Vietnam (Worthy News)-- Back in August, the Vietnamese government initiated a massive military operation involving thousands of soldiers, security forces and local police in what they called "tieu quet" to "wipe out" Degar Christians who refused to join the Evangelical Church of Vietnam.

During the ongoing operation, Vietnamese forces arrested about 24 Degar Christians, nine of whom still remain in prison.

According to the Montagnard Foundation, Inc., by creating and forcing the Degars to join the ECV, the Vietnamese government has attempted to create a new religion and church for the Degars, but not the religion and church they want or need; what the Degars require is the right to worship their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in a church of their own making, not a church constructed by and for the government.

Degars suspect that the ECV is the state's way of infiltrating Degar society from within while Vietnamese security police continue to spy on Degar villagers from without.

Kok Ksor, president of the Montagnard Foundation, Inc., "the true voice of the Degar people," states that the MFI has no desire to overthrow the Vietnamese government, or to separate Degar lands from Vietnam.

"The Degar people intend to honor the agreements our ancestors made with the French Federal Government of Indochina and the last Vietnamese Emperor, Bao Dai, in the 1950. With that said, we want to remind the Vietnamese government and people of the promises that their ancestors made with our people. Both of our former leaders desired for us to live together in peace and freedom and prosper as one people and one nation."

3 thoughts on “Vietnam intends to "wipe out" Degar Christians in Central Highlands

  1. "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake." Matthew 24:9


  2. "...when they had brought the Apostles, and beaten them, they commanded them that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and released them. And the Apostles departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for Christ. And daily in the temple and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ." Acts 5:40-42

    Praying with you , Brother Joe!

  3. Such good and appropriate comments. Why do we not see the same when (so many) are arrested and persecuted (in at least the very same ways) in the USA for exactly the same reasons? Where are the US reports? People have been captured, adjudicated with no legal representation, interrogated via Psychologists and Psychiatrists in "state" hospitals for decades all over the US, for these very same reasons. And no one publishes it or encourages the persecuted as you are doing here. It is right to pray for the Dagar like this and to acknowledge Jesus promised His will have to endure it. But why do we totally ignore it when its happening (and has been for decades) in the US/UK/etc all because the "soldiers" doing the evil wear "Psychology" labels. World wide Christianity (even Messianic Judaism) is ignoring all these same things in the land which determines for so many what constitutes human/civil rights. When they come for you, no one will be left to object. Right now, there's very few who can stand and object still in the US/UK etc.

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