Report: 3 Killed in Attack on Bible Publishing House in Turkey

I would like to ask you to pray for Christians who live and work in Muslim countries and to also pray for our missionaries that serve there. The following article is going to break your heart. Pray that the faith of the believers will be strong. Pray that they will begin to publicly proclaim their faith in Christ more than they ever have before. Pray for the two missionaries that our church supports in one north African country right now!

from Fox News

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Attackers killed three people Wednesday at a publishing house that had been the subject of protests for distributing Bibles in Turkey, the government-run Anatolia news agency reported.

One person who had his throat cut inside the publishing house and another who jumped from the third floor to escape were taken to local hospitals for treatment, the private Dogan news agency said. Anatolia said one of those taken to the hospital later died.

Nationalists previously had protested outside the Zirve publishing house in the city of Malatya, accusing it of proselytizing, Dogan reported.

Video footage broadcast on private NTV news channel showed one man being tackled by police outside of the building, and another in a neck brace being loaded into a stretcher.

Malatya is known as a hotbed of nationalists and is the hometown of Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981.

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