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Some content can be fatal

POSTED ON July 10 th, 2018

In a clash of religions, extremists have been targeting bible translators across Africa and the Middle East. The crimes against the linguists range from burglary to aggravated assault to homicide. In a particularly horrific attack, in March 2016 two translators were gunned down and two others bludgeoned to death.