29 April 2007

Three Christians died as MARTYRS:

In the end of April this year, three Christians from Turkey was tortured and killed. One was from Germany and the others from Turkey. One wedensday morning, the 18th of April they were in their church having Bible lessons. Suddenly 10 young men rushed into the room and attacked them.The young men got guns, breadknives, ropes and towels for their final act of service to Allah. They tied those three Christians to chairs and as they videoed their work on their cellphones, they tortured them for almost three hours. There is written down details of what happened to those three persons, Tilman, Necati and Ugur:

Tilman was stabbed 156 times, Necati 99 times and Ugur’s stabs were too numerous to count. They were disemboweled, and their intestines sliced up in front of their eyes. They were emasculated and watched as those body parts were destroyed. Fingers were chopped off, their noses and mouths and anuses were sliced open. Possibly the worst part was watching as their brothers were likewise tortured. Finally, their throats were sliced from ear to ear, heads practically decapitated.

This was done to three innocent Christians, who desired nothing else but peace. But a group of young men (all under 20 years old) was sent in the name of Allah to kill them. Why? Because they were concidered as a threat to Islam and a threat to the national security. All of them held a letter in their hands saying: "We did it for our country. They're trying to take away our country. They're trying to take away our religion."

To day there is discussions of whether Turkey should be a part of European Union or not. The Turkish government has bent over backwards to present a picture of religious tolerance, a picture of religious freedom; yet there still is that element of nationalism and radical Islam that is present in the society.

I am amazed when I read what Tilmas wife said to the Turkey's journalists about this episode: "Oh God, forgive them for they know not what they do." These words reflects what Jesus said while hanging on the cross. (Luke 23:24)


Naomi said...

Hi Sigurd! Just wondering where you got the info about the torturing of these Christians?...the articles I've read say their throats were cut but not more...and one photo shows a whole body. I just want to check out the details before I pass the story on...

Sigurd said...

Hei Naomi! I was sent a newletter from their church in Smyrna with detail of what happened. I can send it over to you my e-mail if you give me you address.

Be blessed!