Wednesday, April 18, 2007

3 killed in attack on Christian publishing house in Turkey

International Herald Tribune reported Assailants killed three people Wednesday at a publishing house that distributed Bibles, in the latest attack apparently targeting Turkey's tiny Christian minority.
Is Islam such a weak faith that it cannot stand any competiton?
The three victims were found with their throats slit and their hands and legs bound at the Zirve publishing house in Malatya, a city in eastern central Turkey, local Gov. Ibrahim Dasoz said. One was found still alive, and was taken to the hospital but later died, he said. The German Embassy said one victim was German. "I am shocked that a German citizen is among the victims. Even if the exact circumstances of the crime are not yet known, I most strongly condemn this brutal crime,"
Would you have condemned it if a German had not been killed?
German Ambassador Eckart Cuntz said in a statement.... Malatya is known as a hotbed of nationalists, and is also the hometown of Mehmet Ali Agca, who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981.
Who was in the Vatican at the time; not in Turkey.
The Zirve publishing house has been the site of previous protests by nationalists accusing it of proselytizing in this 99-percent Muslim but secular country, Dogan news agency reported.
Again I ask, "Is Islam such a weak faith that it cannot stand competition"
Zirve's general manager told CNN-Turk that his employees had recently been threatened. "We know that they have been receiving some threats," Hamza Ozant said, but could not say who made the threats.
Maybe it was the Joooz. <grin>
The manner in which the victims were bound suggested the attack could have been the work of a local Islamic militant group, commentators said,
Nope, not the Jooz
and CNN-Turk television reported that police were investigating the possible involvement of Turkish Hezbollah

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