Monday, April 07, 2008

Turkish men accused of 'insulting Turkishness' still on trial

Actually, the trial began almost 16 months ago.
Mission Network News
In Turkey, the pressure is on for Christians, as can be seen in "this trial against these two men who, by witnessing for Christ, have now been accused of insulting Turkish-ness--as if the idea of a Turkish Christian is somehow an insult," said Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs.

The trial has lasted for about seven months. Nettleton says, "It seems to be going on strictly for the purpose of pressuring Christians, trying to set a precedent that public witness for Jesus Christ is not appropriate in Turkey, according to the laws of that land."

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