Faithful Unto Death

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From Voice of the Martyrs’ January 2009 issue:

“On March 21, 2007, Christianah Olluwasesin looked forward to the ending of school that day. That’s because the Christian teacher was to leave the government high school in Gombe, a city in Northern Nigeria, and be reunited with her husband, Femi. But first things first, she had to give her female students their final exam. The exam would test the students’ knowledge of Islam.

To prevent cheating, she collected the book bags of each student and brought them to the front of the class. One of the students began to cry. She told the class that there was a Quran in her bag and by touching the bag the Christian teacher had ‘desecrated’ the Quran inside it. Tears turned to outrage and anger, and soon the class was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’—God is great.

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