Friday, April 20, 2007

Young Muslims in Turkey Murder Three Christians | Christianity Today

I pulled this quote from the online version of Christianity Today today.

The Turkish press reported Thursday that four of the five young men arrested for the murders, all 19 to 20 years of age, admitted during initial interrogations that they were motivated by both "nationalist and religious feelings."

"We did this for our country," an identical note in the pockets of all five young men read, Channel D television station reported. "They are attacking our religion."

According to the newspaper Hurriyet, one of the suspects declared during police questioning, "We didn't do this for ourselves. We did it for our religion. May this be a lesson to the enemies of religion."

In a demonstration against the Zirve Publishing office in Malatya two years ago, local protestors had claimed its publishing and distribution activities constituted "proselytism" among Muslims and should be closed down. Turkish law, however, guarantees the right to engage in religious evangelism if it does not contain proven political motives.

The three Christians were found tied hand and foot to chairs at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the liaison office of Zirve Publishing in Malatya's Niyazi Misr-i district. Their throats had been cut and their bodies marred by multiple stab wounds.

Read the rest of the article here at the source: Young Muslims in Turkey Murder Three Christians

1 comment:

Vicki Small said...

I wonder if Fox is working on a sequel to his Book of Martyrs. Their number is growing, and I anticipate increased killing of Christians around the world. Come, Lord Jesus!