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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Assyrian Christian From Iran Murders Family

FoxNews is reporting about a man that has killed several members of his family: his wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law. I would call Fox to task that they did not point out in this story that the man was an Assyrian Christian from Iran, but I happened to catch the opening news broadcast on Fox last night after "24" and they mentioned it there. According to the story:

An enraged Iranian immigrant used a 3-pound hammer to beat his wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law to death and then stabbed them repeatedly because he felt "disrespected," police said Monday.

Being a Christian, I am ashamed that this man takes the Christian label and has behaved in this egregious manner just for the sake of his honor. Christ did not teach us to look after our honor, but to humble ourselves and He would lift us up. Such murderous acts must always be loudly denounced, especially when the acts seem to be connected to one's faith as in this man - albeit a warped view.


  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    I'll condemn it 1000%. It matters not that he was Christian. It was evidently just a name, for him. It meant nothing to him.

  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…


    On that Fox News broadcast there was a minister that was an Assyrian Christian and it was refreshing to see him denounce this and clearly state that this was against the Christian faith.

    You are right, it was just a name for this killer.

  • At 8:28 PM, Blogger Jacob said…

    I submitted this story (though not the Fox "News" one) to FSTDT after reading it here.

    (I can't be arsed typing the whole hyperlink code thingy - apologies)

    As for yours and LA's comments: I'm not sure that I agree with your logic when you say that he wasn't a "real" Christian. It seems a bit too easy on your part to simply throw away any connection to Christianity whenever some nutcase like this does something stupid. It would be like a Muslim dismissing suicide bombers as being "not true Muslims" - it's a weak argument.

  • At 9:51 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…


    I won't really dispute your point. I will rather say that his actions were not at all in keeping with the teachings of Christ and I denounce them as such.

    I would welcome a Muslim denouncing such actions of another Muslim even if he said he was not a true Muslim. The important thing is to state clearly the other is wrong. My beef is the deafening silence of Muslims when their brothers commit their honor killings.

  • At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Que frase...



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