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Nun Asked Forgiveness For Muslim Murderers

From the DNC's Associated Press (though the headline seems to be from the NYT-owned International Herald Tribune):

Sister Leonella Sgorbati (L) and Sister Jana Erena attend the SOS Day celebrations in Somalia's capital Mogadishu in this July 2, 2005.

Murdered nun asked forgiveness for killers as she lay dying, colleagues say

September 18, 2006

NAIROBI, Kenya Sister Leonella, a nun who devoted her life to helping the sick in volatile regions of Africa, used to joke that there was a bullet with her name engraved on it in Somalia. When the bullet came, she used her last breaths to forgive those responsible.

"I forgive, I forgive," she whispered in her native Italian just before she died, the Rev. Maloba Wesonga told The Associated Press at the nun's memorial mass in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Monday.

Sister Leonella's execution-style murder over the weekend has raised concerns that she and other foreigners who have been killed in Somalia recently are victims of growing Islamic radicalism in the country.

Her slaying was not a random attack and could have been sparked by remarks by Pope Benedict XVI about Muslims that have sparked angry reaction from Muslims around the world, added Willy Huber, regional head of the Austrian-funded hospital where Sister Leonella worked…

"Could have been"?

This highlights the glaring difference of outlook between Christianity and Islam.

Here, for instance, is a small sampling of the continuing Muslim "outrage" at the Pope around the Middle East, even after his apology and disassociation from the emperor's trenchant and accurate characterization of Islam:

But Islam is the Religion Of Peace — and Tolerance.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 18th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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