CORRECTION TO: Important news – from Christian Heritage News (Angela Wittman)


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Four Wycliffe Bible Translators Murdered by Militants in Middle East

Posted at Christian Headlines:

Four Bible translators have been murdered by militants in the Middle East, Bible translating ministry Wycliffe Associates, reports.

According to Wycliffe, a raid took place on the translators’ office. Two of the translators were shot and killed, while another two died of wounds from being beaten. These last two managed to protect and save the lead translator by lying on top of him while the militants beat them with their now-empty weapons.

The militants also destroyed translating equipment, including Print on Demand equipment, books, and translation materials.

3.23.2016 – Editor’s Note:
There seems to be confusion about which group these martyred translators were part of and Wycliffe Global Alliance has posted this disclaimer:

“Murdered Translators” Not Affiliated with Wycliffe Global Alliance Organizations

Asia [posted 03-2016]

Some me­dia net­works have re­cently pub­lished sto­ries con­cern­ing four lo­cal trans­la­tors ‘mur­dered by mil­i­tants in the Mid­dle East’. Some of the news sto­ries and head­lines iden­ti­fied these trans­la­tors as “Wycliffe trans­la­tors.” In fact, no Wycliffe Global Al­liance staff, staff of Al­liance or­ga­ni­za­tions, or re­lated lo­cal part­ners have been harmed.

We are sad­dened to hear of this tragic story and those af­fected by it, what­ever or­ga­ni­za­tion they may be as­so­ci­ated with. We, how­ever, have no fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent, where it took place or who was involved.


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