Feb. 2011- Father Marek Marius Rybinski was a thirty-four year old missionary going about his daily routine when his life was brutally taken in the school parking lot where he worked in the Tunis suburb of Manouba. He had multiple stab wounds and his throat was viciously slit.
LAHORE, Pakistan, September 21 (CDN) — A Christian mother of five was allegedly raped by two Muslim men last week, and area Islamists are threatening to harm her family if charges against the suspects are not dropped, the woman and her husband told Compass.
Violence in northern Nigerian cities this past July by an extremist group left churches destroyed and over 700 dead, estimates say. Pastor Ojih was captured by armed assailants near his home in the city of Maiduguri. He had moved his family a day earlier to a safer area and returned to the then-compromised area because of his concern that a widow may have been stranded in her home there.
Following his capture, he was detained in a hostile camp. The possibility of freedom for a Christian came by renouncing one’s faith. Instead, Pastor Ojih was heard praying, singing and preaching. He insisted that it was better to die for Christ than to yield to spiritual compromise. Eventually, his activities brought him forcibly before the “warlord,” where his bold message to repent from evil fell upon hardened ears, and he was killed. Just before, fellow captives who later escaped said he whispered, “Tell my family that I died well.”