Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Priest Beheaded in Iraq

Christian Today is running a piece about a Syrian priest who was beheaded in Iraq. The dismembered body of a Syrian Orthodox priest was found in Mosul last week.

The article says "Father Iskander was abducted from Mosul on Monday afternoon"

"His family was later contacted by the kidnappers" says the article, "demanding a US$350,000 ransom". And the kidnappers "subsequently agreed to reduce the sum to US$40,000 if the priest’s church was willing to publicly reject remarks made about Islam by Pope Benedict XVI last month".

The priest's church managed to collect the ransom money, but apparently that didn't help.

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