“We will not stop until we obtain victory or martyrdom,” Nafis was recorded saying, according to the complaint.
When images of children at Rabaa dressed in martyrdom shawls later made the rounds, they caused a media sensation in Egypt.
Even the earliest, most ostensibly trustworthy, martyrdom stories have been edited and reworked.
He too "celebrates" the martyrdom of the "pioneer of Jihad against first the communists and then the crusaders."
With their cult of martyrdom, did they deliberately seek this outpouring of blood that is their preferred fuel?
The martyrdom of St Edmund in the next spandrel is a most realistic picture.
His martyrdom was continued by forbidding him all access to the healing waters.
He sets his gendarmes of the future on religion and thereby gives it a longer lease of life by martyrdom.
You must not say that you gave your life to your cause and were ready for martyrdom!
We are left, however, for the most part, without authentic record of the tragic scenes of Christian martyrdom.