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Aid Worker Killed

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Servent, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Servent

    Servent Member

    Nov 24, 2003
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    This may not be the right forum for this, but I thought with all the hype from the media over the past few weeks about celebrates deaths this one should get out also.
    US Aid Worker Killed

    • Date: July 08, 2009
    • Country: Mauritania


    Islamic extremists shot and killed an American teacher in Mauritania on June 23, because he was spreading Christianity, according to a report by Compass Direct News.

    Christopher Leggett, 39, was killed in front of the language and computer school he ran in Nouakchott, the capital city. The North African unit of the al-Qaeda terrorist network claimed responsibility for the murder on a Web site, accusing Leggett of "missionary activities." A North African al-Qaeda spokesman aired a statement on an Arab TV station saying the group killed Leggett because he was trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.

    His family issued a statement saying they forgave the murderers, but asked the murderers be brought to justice. "In a spirit of love, we express our forgiveness for those who took away the life of our remarkable son," Leggett's family said in the statement. "On a spiritual level, we forgive those responsible, asking only that justice be applied against those who killed our son."
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Such a peaceful religion
  3. donnA

    donnA New Member

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