Roderick, also known as Ruderic, was a priest in Cabra, Spain during the persecution of Christians by the Moors. Roderick had two brothers, one was a Muslim and the other, a fallen-awayÂ Catholic.Â One day, he tried to stop an argumentÂ between his two brothers. However, his brothers turned on him and as a result he was beaten into unconsciousness. The Muslim brother then paradedÂ Roderick through the streets proclaiming that he wished to become a Muslim. His brother alsoÂ told the authorities that RoderickÂ had converted to Islam.Â When Roderic awoke, he renounced his brothers story andÂ told the authorities of his loyalty to the Catholic faith. The authorities accused Roderick of apostacy under Sharia Law andÂ he was imprisoned.While in prison, he met a man named Solomon, also charged with apostasy.After a longÂ imprisonment, they were both beheaded.
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