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Syria: 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.”

Here’s an update on Friday’s report of forced conversions out of Maaloula. As of today, the Christian village has now been officially captured by Islamist rebels after government forces have been forced to retreat. Residents are reporting that Christian homes and churches have been attacked by Islamsts, now numbering as many as 1500 in the town of only 3000. Christians have been shot and killed, and others are now being threatened to either convert to Islam, or be beheaded …

Revelation 20:4b, “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

By Jamal Halaby, Associated Press – “Rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning.

It was impossible to independently verify the reports from Maaloula, a scenic mountain community known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic. The village is on a UNESCO list of tentative world heritage sites.

The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious minorities about the role played by Islamic extremists within the rebel ranks.

It was not immediately clear why the army couldn’t sufficiently reinforce its troops to prevent the rebel advance in the area some 45 kilometers (25 miles) from Damascus. Some activists say that Assad’s forces are stretched thin, fighting in other areas in the north and south of the country.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said Jabhat al-Nusra backed by another group, the Qalamon Liberation Front, moved into the village after heavy clashes with the army late Saturday. He said around 1,500 rebels are inside the town.

‘The army pulled back to the outskirts of the village and both (rebel groups) are in total control of Maaloula now,’ Abdul-Rahman said.

He said pro-government fighters remain inside the village, in hiding.

Initially, troops loyal to President Bashar Assad moved into Maaloula early Saturday, he said, ‘but they left when rebels started pouring into the village.’ Now, Abdul-Rahman said, the army is surrounding the village and controlling its entrances and exits.

A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting [Allahu akbar], attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight.

‘They shot and killed people. I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village,’ said the resident, reached by telephone from neighboring Jordan. ‘So many people fled the village for safety.’

Now, Maaloula ‘is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?’ asked the man.

Another resident who fled the village of 3,000 inhabitants earlier in the day said in a telephone interview that Assad’s forces deployed on the outskirts of the village, while gunmen inside refused to allow anybody in.

He said the gunmen declined to allow fleeing people to take five dead bodies out of the village with them.

He said one of the churches, called Demyanos, had been torched and that gunmen stormed into two other churches and robbed them.

Most of the gunmen are foreigners, he said, adding that he heard different dialects, mainly of Tunisians, Libyans, Moroccans and Chechens.

Another resident, a Christian man, said he saw militants forcing some Christian residents to convert to Islam. ‘I saw the militants grabbing five villagers Wednesday and threatening them (saying): `Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded,” he said.” Read more.

  1. 09/08/2013 at 1:32 PM

    Where is mainstream media on this? Nowhere to be seen! Where is Obama on this? Nowhere to be seen!

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    • 09/09/2013 at 9:50 AM

      Hi bobby,
      Oh, you can see them alright, you just have to look in the right place, although you’d probably take a pass on peeking.

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      • 09/09/2013 at 11:51 AM

        lol Yep! You know, Denise, we’re on the same page!

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    • surj1936
      09/09/2013 at 10:37 AM

      bobby. ” where is mainstream media on this ?” You should know ,mainstream media has been gagged for long time, And 57 or so Islamic countries in UN want to have law passed so no one or any media can’t criticize Islam or muslims. Now see http://www.islam-watch.org and http://www.jihad-watch.org Time to wake up.

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      • 09/09/2013 at 1:07 PM

        My comment is NOT for those of us that already know what you know, but for those that are NOT awake. I have been aware of this for a very long time.

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        • Erik
          09/09/2013 at 1:41 PM

          Actually, I saw this story on the BBC and France 24 today.

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  2. Catholic Glasses
    09/08/2013 at 3:17 PM

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    Revelation 20:4b, “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

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  3. Dracul
    09/08/2013 at 6:03 PM

    Very sad news, we are in end days, Islam is most certainly the Beast the Bible warned us about. John 16:2 in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you.

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  4. Erik
    09/09/2013 at 4:52 AM

    The battle cry of the (supposedly moderate) FSA is “Christians to Beirut! Alawites to the grave!”

    Of course, the battle cry of these al Qaida jihadis is “Convert or die!” Unless you happen to be Alawite, Shiite or Druze. Then it’s just “Die!”

    And we’re arming them?

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  5. 09/09/2013 at 7:28 AM

    Reblogged this on Articles,blogs,books,videos,etc. and commented:
    Why are Islamists so filled with hatred? Murder, killing everyone who disagrees. Beheadings, a religion of peace some say! A people filled with HATE-not peace.

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    • surj1936
      09/09/2013 at 10:31 AM

      Jerry Lingle ” Why are islamists so filled with hatred? Murder ,killing everyone who disagrees ….” It is so unfortunate that the vast majority of non muslims are Not aware of the evils of islam and muslim history. Hate comes from muslim’s Quran [ muslim’s so called holy book, there is NOTHING holy about it ] Sura 9:111″ Allah has purchased from the faithful their lives and worldly goods and in return has promised them paradise. They will fight for the cause of Allah, they will Kill and be Killed ” And that is what muslims have been doing from the times of their so called profit mo-ham-mad. Now see http://www.thereligionofpeace.com and http://www.faithfreedom.org You will learn some thing.

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  6. Anonymous
    09/09/2013 at 10:48 PM

    Not sharing with that caption,trying to scare people into converting!

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    • 09/10/2013 at 12:09 PM

      There may be a glimmer of hope for most of Americans, even Muslims, who here in America are unwilling to bend to the will of Allah, aka Satan. I heard on the news this morning that the Million Man Muslim March, the one to be held in Washington, only had 141 responses, and those are probably just the ones that work in the White House, where it is obligatory to sign up. They’re stupid! If they wanted a good showing they should have invited the gays; they love parades.

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