Christian Murdered Because of Faith

Country: Turkey

Date of incident: July 20, 2009

German entrepreneur murdered in Istanbul most likely because of hatred towards Christians. CNN-Turk and Agence France Press quote the murderer to have stated in an interrogation that he had aimed at "killing Christians".

The 42-year-old German entrepreneur Gregory K. was knocked down on the street in Istanbul and died shortly afterwards in hospital on Monday, July 20th. Initially it was stated that he refused to give alms to the beggar Ibrahim A. who then attacked him with a knife. Dozens of watchers gathered around the couple without intervening, as security cameras show.  Link: