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December 30, 2009

Muslims Take Responsibility For Murder of Fr. Daniel Sysoyev

On December 26th a Russian agency informed the public that an Islamic extremist group has taken responsibility for the murder of Fr. Daniel Sysoyev, who was killed inside St. Thomas Church in Moscow on November 19th with a bullet to the head. However, this information has not been verified by other sources.

Fr. Daniel, it should be remembered, preached to Muslims and helped convert dozens of Muslims to Orthodoxy. For this he received death threats from Muslims daily, including those publicly displayed on his blog.

There is a reward out for one million rubles leading to the arrest of the murderer of Fr. Daniel.