Friday, October 12, 2007

Baptist Publicly Tortured For 'spreading Christianity'

Muslims beat, murder bookstore manager, claim he engaged in missionary activity.

Posted: October 10, 2007
5:00 p.m. Eastern

By Aaron Klein
© 2007

The manager of a Christian bookstore in the Gaza Strip who was found dead last weekend was first publicly beaten and tortured by Islamic gunmen accusing him of spreading Christianity, according to witnesses and Palestinian security officials speaking to WND.

The body of Rami Ayyad, who managed the only Christian bookstore in Gaza, reportedly was found Sunday riddled with gunshot and stab wounds. Ayyad had been abducted the previous night as he closed his shop, according to a local Christian group.

Ayyad, a Baptist, was accused by Gaza-based Islamic groups of engaging in missionary activity. His bookstore, owned by the Palestinian Bible Society, was firebombed in April after which he told relatives he received numerous death threats from Islamists.

The day of his abduction, Ayyad reportedly said he was being followed by a car that had no license plates.

According to witnesses and security officials associated with Hamas' so-called Executive Force speaking to WND, Ayyad was publicly tortured a few blocks from his store before he was shot to death.

The witnesses said they saw three armed men, two of whom were wearing masks, beat Ayyad repeatedly with clubs and the butts of their guns while they accused him of attempting to spread Christianity in Gaza. The witnesses said that after sustaining the beating, Ayyad was shot by all three men.

Hamas security sources told WND Ayyad's body showed signs of torture.

Ayyad was buried Sunday, leaving behind a pregnant wife and two young children. No group has taken responsibility for the attack.

Christians warned: Accept Islamic law...

This is the start of an article from WorldNetDaily on Wednesday.

This is how Islam, the so-called religion of peace is practiced these days.

Imagine what it will be like when Europe and then America become Muslim countries.

Well, you don't have to imagine, this article shows exactly what it will be like.

It's darn scary, ain't it?

That's a picture of the victim, up there, Rami Ayyad, in a photo from Baptist Press.


Sharon Lynne said...

How horrible! His wife and children need our prayers at this time.

Hammer said...

And where is the outrage from the peace loving muslims?

All I hear is crickets....

Senseless acts, senseless violence at the hands of monsters hiding behind a religion of hate and death.

katherine. said...

I read this the other day as well... I hope his family can leave and live somewhere safe...

Babystepper said...

What a frightening story. It's terrible to think what his family must be going through.

Beverly said...

Thank you for posting this. I had not seen it, but I had an e-mail from missionary friends in France who are friends with this family.

It should be a wake-up call, but sadly, it isn't.