Anger boils over at­tack that left many chil­dren dead as Is­lamic State claims re­spon­si­bil­ity

New Straits Times - - World -


THOU­SANDS of Chris­tians, weep­ing and pray­ing, gath­ered at a church in this small south­ern vil­lage to mourn seven of their com­mu­nity who were among the more than two dozen Chris­tians shot dead on Fri­day.

Their grief quickly turned to anger as fu­neral prayers at the Church of the Sa­cred Fam­ily here be­came a protest march, with young men chant­ing as they car­ried a large wooden cross.

“With blood and soul, we will de­fend you, oh cross! We will avenge them or die like them,” they yelled.

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