Saturday, March 19, 2016
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.
“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.