More Details Emerge of Syrian Pastor, Family Murdered by Muslim Militants
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Oct 26
The Middle East director of Christian Aid Mission revealed more details about a Syrian Christian pastor shot and killed along with his wife and three children by a band of Sunni Muslim militants who stormed into a house church meeting earlier this month, CBN News reports. The Christian Aid director, whose name cannot be released for security reasons, described the martyred pastor, whose name was Sami: "I know he was a Muslim-background believer. He was not a Bedouin. He had been in training for a while, and he was given help by Christian Aid Mission. He was a very faithful, godly person that the leadership really trusted in, and they really thought a lot of him." Thirty-two Christian families associated with Sami are now seeking help to flee Syria. Various missions groups report Syrian Christians are coming under increased attack by armed militants.