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WorldNetDaily Says Rami Ayyad Publicly Tortured Before Being Murdered for “Spreading Christianity”

Muslims beat, murder bookstore manager, claim he engaged in missionary activity
By Aaron Klein

Islam/Gaza (for the full story, go to Worldnetdaily) The manager of a Christian bookstore in the Gaza Strip who was found dead last weekend was first publicly beaten and tortured by Islamic gunmen accusing him of spreading Christianity, according to witnesses and Palestinian security officials speaking to WND.

Ayyad, a Baptist, was accused by Gaza-based Islamic groups of engaging in missionary activity. His bookstore, owned by the Palestinian Bible Society, was firebombed in April after which he told relatives he received numerous death threats from Islamists.

The day of his abduction, Ayyad reportedly said he was being followed by a car that had no license plates.

According to witnesses and security officials associated with Hamas’ so-called Executive Force speaking to WND, Ayyad was publicly tortured a few blocks from his store before he was shot to death.

The witnesses said they saw three armed men, two of whom were wearing masks, beat Ayyad repeatedly with clubs and the butts of their guns while they accused him of attempting to spread Christianity in Gaza . The witnesses said that after sustaining the beating, Ayyad was shot by all three men.

Hamas security sources told WND Ayyad’s body showed signs of torture.