John on September 18, 2006 at 9:45 am
A year ago, Jihadists murdered a priest as part of their cartoon rioting. Saturday, in response to the Pope’s comments, some Somali Jihadists killed an elderly nun working at a hospital. Michelle Malkin notes the details:
Sister Leonella was shot in the back four times by pistol-wielding attackers as she left the Austrian-run S.O.S. hospital. Her bodyguard also was slain. The two had been walking the 10 meters (30 feet) from the Mogadishu hospital to the sister’s home, where three other nuns were waiting to have lunch with her. “The gunmen specifically targeted her,” Huber said. “They were waiting for her. As she crossed the road they opened fire.
This AP story gives a sense of her character:
Sister Leonella was aware of the dangers in Somalia and used to joke that there was a bullet with her name engraved on it. “But this never deterred her or discouraged her,” said Wesonga, who is secretary of the archdiocese of Nairobi.
She was transported to a hospital where her dying words, translated from her native Italian, were “I forgive, I forgive.”
Special Note to Catholic Bashers (Slice, Pyromaniacs, etc): When you’ve imitated Christ with your dying breath, come talk to me. Until then, stow it.
[HT: Michelle Malkin]
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