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Forgiveness shown in case of Muslims who beheaded Christian girls

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“Even now she says, ‘I can still feel anger sometimes but it helps me to pray for the killers. I pray that their hearts would be open to God and they’d repent from their sins to never kill again.”

By Allie Martin

December 7, 2007 Indonesia (OneNewsNow.com)-Three Muslims were recently sentenced for beheading three Christian teenage girls two years ago in Indonesia .

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Paul Estabrooks, a minister-at-large with Open Doors International, says although the sentences were light, victims families have forgiven the attackers. Estabrooks also points out that a fourth victim — who was slashed, but survived — has also commented on the outcome.

“Her name is Noviana, and she says in a recent interview we just did with her, ‘It’s hard to forgive what they did, very hard. The Lord taught us we need to forgive,'” says Estabrooks. “Even now she says, ‘I can still feel anger sometimes but it helps me to pray for the killers. I pray that their hearts would be open to God and they’d repent from their sins to never kill again.”

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