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Syria: Islamist Rebels Attacking Christian Town Enter Man’s Home, ‘They Tried To Force Him To Convert To Islam’


Where there is one report of an attempted forced conversion there are likely many more that are unreported …

Update: Rebels Attack Christian Homes, Churches, Many Feared Dead, ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Beheaded’

Revelation 13:15, “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.”

Qur’an Sura 9:30, “… the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of [God]; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them …”

By Ruth Sherlock and Magdy Samaan, The Telegraph – “Fighting raged through the picturesque mountain village of Maaloula, near Damascus, on Thursday, as the regime launched a counter-attack against the rebels.

‘They entered the main square and smashed a statue of the Virgin Mary,’ said one resident of the area, speaking by phone and too frightened to give his name. ‘They shelled us from the nearby mountain. Two shells hit the St Thecla convent.’

Maaloula, tucked into the honey-coloured cliffs of a mountain range north of Damascus and on a ‘tentative’ list of applicants for Unesco world heritage status, is associated with the earliest days of Christianity…

It is one of only three places in the world where Western Aramaic, a dialect of the language spoken by Christ, is still used.

Until recently, the town had managed to remain mostly unaffected by the civil war that has already claimed more than 100,000 lives. A visit by The Daily Telegraph last year found it ringed by government checkpoints but suffering from the lack of pilgrims and tourists who are normally vital to its economy.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, rebel groups, a mix of the extremist Jabhat al-Nusra and the more moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA), attacked with full force.

‘First they took a brick factory owned by a Christian guy, who is now missing,’ said the resident. ‘Then at around 5.30am, a car bomb detonated at the checkpoint at the entrance to the village.

‘Some of the rebels entered a home near the checkpoint belonging to Yousef Haddad, a Christian. They tried to force him to convert to Islam.’

A nun living in a convent in the village told the Associated press that 27 orphans living in the convent were taken to nearby caves for shelter.

Video footage posted on YouTube showed rebel fighters on a pick up truck with an anti-aircraft gun mounted on the back firing erratically from inside the mountain town…

Almost a third of the Syriac Christian population has fled the rebel-held northern town of Hassakeh after Christians became targets for kidnappings and assassinations.” Read more.

  1. 09/06/2013 at 7:46 PM

    The so called religion of peace at it’s best. Now see http://www.thereligionofpeace.com

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  2. Jenny
    09/07/2013 at 7:21 AM

    Come on Hussein Obama, Cameron, Hollande et al, are you seeing this? Is this what you really want to encourage and forever be remembered for in Syria, helping terrorist filth destroy innocent lives? Russia knows the chemical attack was a set up by the so called ‘rebels’ (terrorists), even Putin openly said so at the G20. Why can’t you all do the right thing and help to destroy Al Qaeda instead of arming them?

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