We’ve blogged recently about the passing of Mustafa Akarsu, the local guard at the US Embassy in Ankara who was killed in the suicide attack last February 1...
Now, David Root his supervisor at the embassy has started a fund-raising drive for Mustafa’s family. David is a Special Agent with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and is the Assistant Regional Security Officer at Embassy Ankara. He was also Mustafa’s American supervisor...
Here is what David wrote on the funding page:The United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey was attacked by a suicide bomber on Friday, February 1st, 2013. Carrying a handgun, a hand grenade, and 6 kilograms of TNT, it is clear that the terrorist’s plan was to kill and do considerable harm to Americans and American Embassy employees inside.
His plan failed.
One of our own armed Embassy Guards, Mustafa Akarsu, immediately recognized the danger and stopped the bomber before he could get into the compound and begin his attack. The suicide bomber, realizing his plan was failing, detonated the device, killing Mustafa instantly.
John 15:13 says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Mustafa Akarsu died protecting innocents from those who would do them harm.
He was a hero, and deserves to be honored as such.
Give, if you can, and if you are so inclined.