Saturday, 19 February 2011
TUNISIA: Polish priest slain amid rising Islamic militancy

From The Los Angeles Times

A Polish Catholic priest was found dead with his throat slit in a convent garage near Tunis, the Tunisian news agency TAP reported Friday.

The agency cited a Tunisian Interior Ministry statement that blamed the killing on "fascist elements."

The 34-year-old priest, Marek Marius Rybinski, was found dead from multiple stab wounds and slashes at the convent in Manouba where he served as an accountant.

It was not clear if the priest's killing was at the hands of religious extremists. Islamists torched brothels in the capital earlier Friday, demanding their closure.

Posted on 02/19/2011 3:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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