I don't mean to be short-sighted when I ask this, but isn't it kind of an 'assumption' to call the people who died yesterday as martyrs? In order for one to be a martyr, doesn't one have to die for a purpose?
So how do we know that the reason that they died was because they were Christian? How do we know the murderers didn't have a different motive? Were those men a part of those clashes out of anger towards the police? Were they honestly thinking about Christ when this was going on?
Don't get me wrong, I'm still very upset at the fact that they were killed, but I just feel like it's a strong assumption to make when we call them martyrs.