Monks Of Tibhirine
JOHN W KISER
Griffin Pub., African Studies
Paperback, Ed: 01, 2003, 9780312302948
AUD $27.27 ex, AUD $30.00 inc
Out of stock at: 18 May 2013 18:00
In the spring of 1996, militants of the Armed Islamic Group, today affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, broke into a Trappist monastery in war-torn Algeria. Seven monks were taken hostage, pawns in a murky negotiation to free imprisoned terrorists. Two months later, the severed heads of the monks were found in a tree not far from Tibhirine; their bodies were never recovered. Woven into the story of the kidnapping and the political disintegration of Algeria is a classic account of Christian martyrdom. But these monks were not martyrs to their faith, as preaching Christianity to Muslims is forbidden in Algeria, but rather martyrs to their love of their Muslim neighbours, whom they refused to desert in their hour of need.
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