Correspondence Relating to Executions in Turkey for Apostacy from Islamism

Correspondence Relating to Executions in Turkey for Apostacy from Islamism

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Excerpt from this compilation of dispatches about executions in the Middle East committed by Islamists against religious opponents and people they deemed apostates: "Within the last few days an execution has taken place at Constantinople under circumstances which have occasioned much excitement and indignation among the Christian inhabitants. The sufferer was an Armenian youth of eighteen or twenty years, who having, under fear of punishment, declared himself a Turk, went to the Island of Syra, and returning, after an absence of some length, resumed his former religion. Apprehensive of the danger but resolved not to deny his real faith a second time, he kept out of sight till accident betrayed him to the police, and he was then thrown into prison. In spite of threats, promises, and blows, he there maintained his resolution, refused to save his life by a fresh disavowal of Christianity, and was finally decapitated in one of the most frequented parts of the city with circumstances of great barbarity."
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.3mm | 136.08g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508583935
  • 9781508583936

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