A Russian Orthodox priest known for his missionary work among Muslims was gunned down in his Moscow church, Russian officials said Friday...Sysoyev routinely denounced Islam and actively reached out to Muslims and various religious sects to convert them. In a recent interview with a Russian newspaper, Sysoyev boasted that he had baptized 80 Muslims...But with his ambitious missionary work came death threats.That is a mighty fierce response. Just remember that this happened in Russia, not Saudi Arabia or Iran. What do the mighty Christian powers of the world do in response? You can bet if this was the other way around, and a Muslim imam was murdered, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation would have sent out press releases, chaired emergency meetings at the UN Security Council, and demanded apologies from Russian heads of state. As it stands now, the Orthodox Church will be in mourning, having lost one of its bravest champions of Christianity, and one of its only pastors courageous enough to preach openly to Muslims.
"They've threatened to cut my head off 14 times," Sysoyev told Komsomolskaya Pravda in the interview. "The FSB [Federal Security Service] got in touch with me a year ago to say they had uncovered a murder plot against me." Sysoyev was originally from the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, where a large majority of the population is Muslim. He published books titled "An Orthodox Response to Islam" and "Marrying a Muslim," which criticized the faith and drew fierce responses from Muslim organizations.
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