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Average Ameriacn
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Sun Nov 25 08:41:35
He was an AMERICAN CHRISTIAN and now the Indians protect his murderers. Why is no one condemning them? Why are there no sanctions against them?

I emailed Trump today, I will post his response here ASAP but I think we will see some major tweets developing soon.


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American missionary believed God had 'called' him to convert tribe that shot him dead with arrows and spent years planning to get to their remote island as Indian police work out how to retrieve body

John Chau was killed as soon as he set foot on the remote North Sentinel Island
The 27-year-old EMT paid local fishermen to help him to the island last week
Chau took a boat ride with local fishermen before venturing to the island alone
As soon as he landed on the island, Chau found himself facing a flurry of arrows
The tribesmen who killed him can't be prosecuted as contact with them is illegal
The island's indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world

By Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com and Afp

Published: 08:51 GMT, 21 November 2018



An American missionary believed he had been 'called' to convert the protected tribe who shot him dead with arrows when he arrived on their remote Indian island.

John Allen Chau, 27, paid local fishermen to help him get to North Sentinel Island, one of the world's most isolated regions in India's Andaman islands, last week.

Chau took a boat ride with the fishermen before venturing alone in a canoe to where the indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world, authorities said.

As soon as he set foot on the island, which is off-limits to visitors, Chau found himself facing a flurry of arrows - but he kept walking.

The tribe then tied a rope around his neck and dragging his body away, according to the fishermen who helped him get there.

Indian police said a murder case had been registered against 'unknown tribesmen' and seven people - the fishermen who took him to the island - have been arrested in connection with the death.

But the Sentinelese who killed Chau can't be prosecuted as contact with them and several tribes on the islands is illegal in a bid to protect their indigenous way of life and shield them from diseases.

Now, a friend has revealed to DailyMail.com that Chau was 'committed' to travelling to the remote island, deep in the Indian Ocean, to preach Christianity to the tribesmen and had been planning the trip for at least three years.




Neil MacLeod, of Stornaway, Scotland, said he met Chau on a flight from London to Phoenix, Arizona, in October 2015.

'I saw him reading some Christian literature and I'm a Christian and we started talking,' he said.

MacLeod, 47, said Chau told him he had recently returned from India and was trying to figure out how to travel to the remote North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal.

'He mentioned that he wanted to go to these islands, the islands where he has now died,' MacLeod said.



'I had heard of these islands and I know how dangerous they are, so I was surprised by that.'

He added: 'He recognized the dangers of travelling there, but I think he had a sense of call.

'This was something he was working on for three years. He was committed to going there. In his view, he was trying to help these people.

'There are islands that are nearby and he was making relationships and connections to help him get to the islands.'

Since the flight, MacLeod said he had emailed back and forth with Chau, who he described as 'magnetic' and 'charming.'




'He was a lovely character and wanted to help people. The thing that came across was what a delight it was to be in his company.

'He was such a warm and engaging and friendly kind of fellow. You might have an idea of what a missionary might be like, he was a million miles from that.

'I think he's a real loss. I'm just very sorry about what has happened.'

MacLeod said Chau was based in Portland, Washington, and working as an EMT at the time. He said he had helped during major incidents, including in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

'He was a free wheel so he would go to incidents, like major incidents around the world and look to help,' he added.

'He had worked with FEMA when he went down to Katrina. He was working there. He's worked in some pretty rough places.'

He also paid tribute to Chau on Twitter, writing: 'He readily spoke of his calling to serve the Sentinelese. His calling came from a higher authority.

'He died a servant of the Lord. Saddened by his loss. He was a lovely guy,' he wrote.

Others flocked to Chau's Instagram to pay tribute, with one friend writing: 'You were a real explorer out to understand the boundaries of terrestrial human travels.

'Those boundaries are seemingly electric at first touch... and you were the first to touch.'

Another added: 'So proud of you John. You are a true hero and it was such an honor to know you. Thank you for your obedience and passion, it's inspiring.'

A police source told Reuters that Chau was a preacher who had visited the nearby Andaman and Nicobar islands in the past.

Police have learned he had a strong desire to meet the Sentinelese and preach on the island, the source added.




Chau was a Christian missionary who wanted to interact with members of the Sentinelese tribe, according to International Christian Concern.

William Stark, ICC's regional manager, paid tribute to Chau and condemned his killing.

'We here at International Christian Concern are extremely concerned by the reports of an American missionary being murdered in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

'Our thoughts and prayers go out to both John's family and friends.

'A full investigation must be launched in this this murder and those responsible must be brought to justice.'

He added: 'India must take steps to counter the growing wave of intolerance and violence.'

Authorities say Chau had made several trips to the Andaman islands recently before finally managing to make it to the remote stretch by offering money to local fishermen.

Chau hired a fishing dinghy and, aided by the fishermen, reached the vicinity of the island on November 16, before transferring to a canoe, the official said.

His body, spotted the following day by the fishermen on their return, has not yet been retrieved, the official added.



Police have launched an investigation, Deepak Yadav, a police official in the island chain in the Bay of Bengal, confirmed in a statement late on Tuesday.

The investigation began after police were contacted by the US consulate in the southern city of Chennai, which has been in touch with Chau's mother.

'He tried to reach the Sentinel island on November 14 but could not make it,' police sources said.

'Two days later he went well prepared. He left the dingy midway and took a canoe all by himself to the island.


'He was attacked by arrows but he continued walking. The fishermen saw the tribals tying a rope around his neck and dragging his body.

'They were scared and fled but returned next morning to find his body on the sea shore.'

Dependra Pathak, the Andaman Director General of Police, told The News Minute that Chau's body hasn't yet been retrieved.

'His body has not yet been retrieved because we have to strategize keeping in mind the nuances and sensitivity of other cultures,' he said.

'We are working on that, and are in contact with anthropologists and tribal welfare experts. We will figure out some strategy.'

A spokeswoman for the US consulate in Chennai said: 'We are aware of reports concerning a US citizen in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

'When a US citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts,' she added, but declined to provide further details over privacy concerns.

Chau's Instagram shows he spent much of his time travelling and he documented his exploits on a blog called The Rugged Trail.

His last post on Instagram was shared on November 2. Alongside a series of pictures taken in the jungle, he wrote: 'Adventure awaits. So do leeches.'

Chau also spoke about his passion for travel in an interview with The Outbound Collective in 2014.

When asked where was on his 'must-do adventure list,' he said: 'Going back to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India is on the top - there's so much to see and do there!'

He also revealed his personal motto was: 'Make the most of every good opportunity today because you don't know what's going to happen tomorrow!'

Speaking about his inspirations, he said: 'Adventurers like John Muir, Bruce Olson, and David Livingston inspire me to go travel and explore, and I definitely get my inspiration for life from Jesus.'



Meanwhile, Survival International, a London-based organization that has been campaigning to protect the indigenous tribes living in the Andamans, called Chau's death a 'tragedy' that should 'never have been allowed to happen.'

The group's international director, Stephen Corry, said: 'This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen. The Indian authorities should have been enforcing the protection of the Sentinelese and their island for the safety of both the tribe, and outsiders.

'Instead, a few months ago the authorities lifted one of the restrictions that had been protecting the Sentinelese tribe's island from foreign tourists, which sent exactly the wrong message, and may have contributed to this terrible event.'

He added: 'It's not impossible that the Sentinelese have just been infected by deadly pathogens to which they have no immunity, with the potential to wipe out the entire tribe.

'The Sentinelese have shown again and again that they want to be left alone, and their wishes should be respected.'
Rugian
Member
Sun Nov 25 08:44:04
The people on this particular island are famous for killing outsiders. Darwin Award contender for sure.
The Children
Member
Sun Nov 25 09:18:35
sounded like darwins law in action 2 me.
TJ
Member
Sun Nov 25 09:21:11
He misinterpreted his calling. Mysterious ways.
Dukhat
Member
Sun Nov 25 09:43:03
Dead American? Better send in a carrier group to bomb them into submission.
obaminated
Member
Sun Nov 25 10:23:36
I wonder how inbred these things are.
mexicantardnado
Member
Sun Nov 25 10:40:39
duuuuur things duuuur funny duuur these things duuuuur are still duuur smarter than me duuuuuur
Paramount
Member
Sun Nov 25 10:44:57
I watched a youtube clip on them yesterday. They seem to love coconuts. They got a bunch of them from India many years ago. But after that, the tribe people was really hostile to outsiders. I’m thinking maybe some tribe man fell ill and dies after eating a coconut, so they are blaming the death on the outsiders, and whenever they see an outsider they kill him.
werewolf dictator
Member
Sun Nov 25 11:26:46
leftists.. "trump supporters are poorly educated inbreds who are too racist to open borders to world's wonderful different religions and cultures"

also leftists.. "sentinelese are totally awesome how they kill all outsiders with bows and arrows before foreigners corrupt pristine culture with ideas on christianity or science or writing or how to start a fire.. they are virtually last society on earth that western civilization hasn't ruined"
werewolf dictator
Member
Sun Nov 25 11:43:05
"trump is totally ridiculous with unscientific unsupported claims that foreigners will bring lots of disease in modern world.. just as excuse to keep other people out"

*checks how jarawa have done in last 20 years*
Paramount
Member
Sun Nov 25 12:23:45
I don’t think you can compare South America/Mexico and the USA with the Sentinel Islan, like that.

You basically have the same diseases, viruses and bacterias in South America as you have in the USA.

The people on the Sentinel Island has never been exposed to any of it, so they are more vulnerable.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Nov 25 13:10:12

They are at least 30,000 or 40,000 years behind us. Why should they trust people from other tribes?



I heard about another tribe that live in the
Hymalayas that are not much further advanced than this tribe. Supposedly they practice the Hebrew religion to a slight degree. I'm not sure if there is any truth to this or not.

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Nov 25 13:11:14
*-Himalayas

Paramount
Member
Sun Nov 25 13:47:40
In that case they are the original jews. The Jews in Palestine should move there to the Hymalayas instead of harrassing and terrorizing the Palestinians.
Paramount
Member
Sun Nov 25 13:48:03
* Himalayas
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Nov 25 13:55:56

If it were true and I was to hazard a guess, I would think they might be The Lost Tribe or that some traveling Jews came across them at some point and decided to stay with them.

Rugian
Member
Sun Nov 25 15:55:03
Sargon II did nothing wrong
Sam Adams
Member
Mon Nov 26 13:15:24
Lol what an ahole. Darwin award for sure.
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