October 15, 2006

AND THERE WAS NO ROOM IN EUROPE FOR SUCH PEOPLE:

Killer's wife salutes Amish mercy (BBC, 10/15/06)

The widow of a man who shot dead five Amish girls at a school in the US state of Pennsylvania has thanked the Amish community for their love and support.

Marie Roberts said she and her family were "overwhelmed by the forgiveness, grace and mercy" shown to them following the murders on 2 October.

Local man Charles Roberts killed himself after his shooting spree.

The Amish have said they forgive him and have helped set up a fund for the Roberts family at a local bank.

"Your love for our family has helped to provide the healing we so desperately need," Marie Roberts wrote in a letter addressed to Amish friends, neighbours and the local community.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 15, 2006 12:00 AM
Comments

The Amish practice what they preach and the world is astounded.

Posted by: erp at October 15, 2006 11:23 AM
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