They forced him to recite the Islamic faith.
“Church Pastor Attacked in Istanbul: Four people rushed into a Protestant church in BahÃ§elievler district and physically attacked the pastor, threatening and insulting him,” from BÄ°A News Center, April 9 (thanks to David):
Four people rushed to the Protestant Grace Church in BahÃ§elievler, Istanbul and physically abused pastor Semir Sertek (58), after forcing him to cite the Islamic testimony of faith.
Sertek had depicted the attack which took place on the night of the Orthodox Easter, April 7th, to Radikal daily as follows:
“Someone knocked forcefully on the door of the church. They were aggravated. When we opened the door, they forced their way in, mocking us. I was troubled. I asked them to come back at the next day but they kept insulting. ‘This is a Muslim neighborhood, there’s no place for a church’ they said. One of them cited the Islamic testimony of faith and asked me to recite it. He kicked me on my chest and then they ran. I fell of [sic] the stairs.”