You never know. Maybe this 64-year-old priest and his 73-year-old wife were involved in something unsavory and dangerous, and paid the price. But Islamic jihadists have attacked Christians in Sulawesi many times in the past, and the couple had deep wounds to their necks — recalling the Qur’an’s directive to “strike at the necks” of unbelievers (47:4).
“Christian priest, wife killed in eastern Indonesia,” from AP, April 27 (thanks to Dionysios):
A Christian priest and his wife were stabbed to death in a region of eastern Indonesia that has been wracked by sectarian violence in the past, police said Monday.
The bodies of Frans Koagow, 64, and his wife, Femy Kumendong, 73, were discovered by their grandson in the priest’s home on Sulawesi island over the weekend with deep wounds to their heads and necks, said local police chief Aridan Roero.
Authorities have yet to determine a motive, he said, and no suspects have been named….