A leading campaigner for Christian freedom in China has received death threats and been hounded from his home, according to Release International.
Bob Fu is a former Tiananmen Square protester and partner of the UK-based charity, which supports persecuted Christians around the world.
Fu and his family have been traumatised by bomb threats and protests that continued for weeks on his doorstep, but he insists his work at ChinaAid will continue.
Pastor Bob Fu says ChinaAid has been targeted for intimidation but will not be silenced. Instead, this taste of persecution on their doorstep is a wake-up call to the free world that will spur on the campaign for freedom of faith in China.
The threats are part of a bizarre campaign to target Chinese exiles in several countries. Activists, themselves mainly Chinese, have been filmed attacking and beating victims on the streets.
The mayor of Bob’s hometown in Texas told reporters: ‘There are people who want Bob Fu eliminated, who would like to see his life ended.’
Bob Fu says: ‘I have no doubt this is directly from Beijing. The goal is clear. It’s to silence my voice for freedom in China and to destroy the ministry of ChinaAid.’
But he insists: ‘We cannot let them stop us – it’s business as usual.’
The threats have taken a toll on his family. Fu’s 15-yr-old daughter had to be taken out of school by armed police. ‘The atmosphere was so tense – that caused stress, mentally and physically.’ The family are now back in their home under police protection.
Bob Fu was speaking about persecution in China in Washington DC when news broke that protesters had gathered outside his home in Midland, Texas. Bomb threats were made against his family, who had to be taken into protective custody.
‘The FBI deemed the threat very real and credible,’ says Fu. ‘So they quickly had to evacuate our whole family with fully armed protection.’
Fu says death threats have been made against him on multiple media platforms, since a campaign was launched by New-York based Chinese billionaire, Guo, also known as Miles Kwok. It’s been reported that the businessman fled China on corruption charges.
Guo has called on his supporters to launch a ‘global kill cheaters campaign’. That campaign has targeted Chinese in exile in several countries, claiming they are working for the Communist government.
In another video translated from Mandarin, Guo allegedly states: ‘We will fully support our comrades who take actions to kill those cheaters.’
A recent report on Canadian TV News showed footage of alleged activists beating up a Chinese human rights activist on the streets of Vancouver.
The protestors at Bob Fu’s house turned up on September 26, eventually forcing him and his family out of their home for six weeks. Four protesters have since been arrested for criminal trespass. The authorities believe they are being paid to demonstrate.
In one video, Guo allegedly states: ‘We will pay whatever money they spend and however long their campaign lasts.’
Holding placards and chanting, the protestors, who are mainly Chinese, denounced Bob Fu as working for the Communist Party.
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SOURCE: Assist News Service