By Theodore Shoebat
Three Muslim Taliban jihadists in Afghanistan attacked a Christian pastor’s home dressed as police officers. They shot the pastor in the leg and he immediately ran upstairs to protect his two young children. He covered them with his own body, and the Muslims entered the room, shot him dead and then slaughtered the two children. The South African pastor was Werner Groenewald, and his two young children were Rode (15) and Jean-Pierre (17).
His sister-in-law, Riana du Plessis, burst into tears when recalling the murders:
They shot Werner in his office in the leg and then he ran upstairs to go try and protect his children [Rode and Jean-Pierre]… Three of them [the insurgents] entered the house and they were disguised as policemen — one was a suicide bomber — and the other two had guns in their hands… They took people hostage… and then they went upstairs after Werner again. They shot Werner again and the children. That’s where they died …They thought Werner was a missionary trying to convert Muslims to Christians, but Werner was not. He was an aid worker there to uplift Afghanistan. He did great work.
The horror did not end here. When Werner Groenewald’s wife, Hannelie Groenewald, returned home from work, she had to bear the sight of her husband and two children, all dead. As the sister-in-law said:
When she got to the house, she saw the three bodies [of her family] taken out of the house and put into the ambulance… They were great children, like my own children. JP loved technology, he wanted to become a pilot… They were very nice children, easy people to get along with. … He [Werner] was really a loveable guy. He was a committed person and felt he was called [by God] for the upliftment of the Afghanistan people.
Yet another horrific story of Christians being butchered by Muslims.