Thursday, September 06, 2007

Korean Christians murdered because they refused to convert

Yoo Kyung-shik (C), one of the released Korean hostages, speaks to media after freed South Korean Christian volunteers, part of a group of 23 missionaries kidnapped in southeast Afghanistan in mid-July, arrived in the Incheon airport in Incheon, west of Seoul September 2, 2007 as two relatives of the two dead Koreans hold portraits of Sim Seong-min (L) and Bae Hyong-kyu. Nineteen South Korean Christian volunteers held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for six weeks returned home on Sunday, thanking their government for winning their release. (REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won)

From Gateway Pundit:

The reason the two Korean Christian missionaries in Afghanistan were murdered was because...they refused the Taliban’s demand to convert to Islam.

. . . The youth pastor who was leading the group of 23 South Korean aid volunteers in Afghanistan was killed for refusing to convert to Islam, the head pastor of the church revealed after the final 19 former hostages arrived home.

“Among the 19 hostages who returned on the second (of September), some were asked by the Taliban to convert and when they rejected, they were assaulted and severely beaten,” reported Park Eun-jo, pastor of the hostages’ home church, Saemmul Presbyterian Church in Bundang, just south of the South Korean capital Seoul.

“I heard from the hostages that they were threatened with death,” he added, according to Christian Today Korea. “Especially it is known that the reason Pastor Bae Hyung-kyu was murdered was because he refused the Taliban’s demand to convert.”. . .

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