He just died, murdered for the heinous crime of converting from Islam to Christianity:
Zakho (AsiaNews/MEC) – A Christian convert from Islam was killed for his faith. Ziwar Muhammad Isma’il, who worked as a taxi driver in Zakho in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, was shot dead by Abd al-Karim Abd al-Salam at a taxi station early on the morning of February 17.Now there's a real martyr to his God.
Abd al-Salam approached Ziwar and told him to return to Islam. When Ziwar refused he opened fire with an automatic rifle.
Abd al-Salam fled but was chased by other taxi drivers who, after apprehending him, turned him over to the police.
Abd al-Salam claims that the prophet Muhammad appeared to him in a dream and told him to kill the Christian.
Ziwar, who converted to Christianity seven years ago, leaves a widow and five children. He had been quite open about his faith even though he had been threatened by his relatives and other Muslims. He had been arrested twice but never charged.