Friday, October 21, 2016

Nine Years on, Islamist Killers in Malatya still walk around freely in society

In Vol 10 No 3 (2007) we reported the dastard killing of three Christians in Malatya, Turkey.  As we reported then, in the morning of Wednesday April 18, 2007, Ugur Yüksel, 32, and Necati Aydin, 36, both Turkish converts from Islam, and Tilmann Geske, 45, a German national, had left home to attend a Bible study in the office of the Zirve Publishing House in Malatya in southeastern Turkey,. It was there that they were joined by men who pretended to be interested in the Bible Study.  The men later identified as Islamists with strong organizational support, subsequently attacked, bound and tortured the Christians for three hours before slitting their throats. The murderers were arrested almost immediately, but nine years and 115 court-hearings later, the case only just passed  through the first Court.  On 28th Sept. this year, The Malatya First Heavy Penal Court Sentenced Salih Gurler, Cuma Ozdemir, Abuzer Yildirim, Hamit Ceker and Emre Gunaydin to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.  As expected, the Islamists duly appealed the judgement.  It is understood that it will still take many more years before the case would finally get to the Supreme court – as it is expected to.  In the meantime, the well-connected Islamist killers, out on bail, could continue to walk the streets freely and go about their normal businesses, celebrated as heroes of Islam.. Read details at

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