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THE BRAVE AFRICAN MAN WHO SHARED THE COPTS IN MARTYRDOM BY THE AMERICAN CARTOONIST, ROD ANDERSON

August 19, 2017

On the 12 February 2015, 21 Christians were beheaded in Libya by the Islamists of ISIS. Twenty of these were Copts from Egypt; however, one was from Chad or Ghana – he shared in the brave act of martyrdom with the Copts. The facts are not clear about this martyr, and some accounts say that he wasn’t Christian but he converted at the time having seen the courage of the Copts who refused to abandon Christ to save their lives. He joined them in – and he died a Christian martyr. It is a great shame that we still don’t know much about this African neo-martyr, not even his name.

Rod Anderson, the American cartoonist celebrates this African man in a cartoon titled “The Martyr Who Converted in the Face of ISIS” that was published in The Christian Post on 18 May 2017.

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Most of us are familiar with the story of the 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt who held fast to their faith and were beheaded by ISIS in February 2015. But did you know that only 20 of them were actually Copts from Egypt? Did you know that one of the martyrs was from Chad, and he had not been a Christian prior to the day of his beheading?

Although this story was previously reported, I had not heard it before this week. But at this week’s World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which I had the privilege of attending, a Coptic leader shared the account. It is a remarkable story and yet another tribute to the faith of these martyred Copts.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-man-who-was-beheaded-the-day-he-became-a-believer-183399/#7pVcGEWmbX21RLA6.99

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