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An Armenian tells his story of being kidnapped by Muslims
« on: December 28, 2013, 02:08:52 PM »
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Matteo Fagotto

The Australian – 28/12/13

“THEY held me captive for five days, without food nor water, constantly beating me. One day I heard them coming down the basement where I was held.  “Suddenly, I felt a cold blade under my neck and someone told me, ‘If you become a Muslim, we will not kill you.’ “

Sitting on an armchair in the living room of his new house in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, 63-year-old Rostom Sefarian suddenly stops his account, clearly struggling to hold back the tears filling his eyes. After gulping heavily for a few moments, he composes himself and continues, holding the cross he kept throughout his captivity.

“Once, they took it and put it inside a bottle full of pee while I was watching. ‘Let this cross help you now,’ they said, laughing.”

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Re: An Armenian tells his story of being kidnapped by Muslims
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 02:19:25 PM »
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Matteo Fagotto

The Australian – 28/12/13

“THEY held me captive for five days, without food nor water, constantly beating me. One day I heard them coming down the basement where I was held.  “Suddenly, I felt a cold blade under my neck and someone told me, ‘If you become a Muslim, we will not kill you.’ “

Sitting on an armchair in the living room of his new house in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, 63-year-old Rostom Sefarian suddenly stops his account, clearly struggling to hold back the tears filling his eyes. After gulping heavily for a few moments, he composes himself and continues, holding the cross he kept throughout his captivity.

“Once, they took it and put it inside a bottle full of pee while I was watching. ‘Let this cross help you now,’ they said, laughing.”

Read the rest here:

http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/12/a-persecuted-people-face-life-in-exile/

I've heard stories like this. Coptic children are kidnapped, raped and forced to convert and marry their rapist. In Syria, the Syrian terrorists have infiltrated elementary schools trying to polarize Sunni students against minority students.
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