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Jihadist Rebels Burning Church Statues And Crosses In Northern Syria

Take note, America. These are the ones that Barack Hussein Obama is ok giving guns to while he’s busy trying to take away yours

Psalm 109:8, “Let his days be few, And let another take his office.”

AFP – “Jihadist fighters linked to Al-Qaeda set fire to statues and crosses inside churches in northern Syria on Thursday and destroyed a cross on a church clock tower, a watchdog said.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters entered the Greek Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation in the northern city of Raqa and torched the religious furnishings inside, the Syria Observatory for Human Rights said.

They did the same at the Armenian Catholic Church of the Martyrs, and also destroyed a cross atop its clock tower, replacing it with the ISIL flag, the Observatory said.

Most of Raqa, located on the banks of the Euphrates River and capital of the province of the same name, fell to anti-regime fighters in March.

Where the ISIL dominates in the city, it imposes a strict version of sharia (Islamic law) on the populace.

The London-based Observatory denounced these attacks ‘against the freedom of religion, which are an assault on the Syrian revolution.’

Not only have there been attacks on Christian places of worship in Syria, a predominantly Sunni Muslim country wracked by more than two years of civil war, but also on Shiite Muslim mosques.

Additionally, Christians clerics have been kidnapped, and some brutally murdered, by jihadists.

In January, the Middle East director of Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson, said: ‘The destruction of religious sites is furthering sectarian fears and compounding the tragedies of the country.

‘Syria will lose its rich cultural and religious diversity …'” Read more.

Flashback: Obama Waives Ban On Arming Terrorists To Allow Aid To Syrian ‘Opposition’ – ““President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to ‘vetted’ opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.” Read more.

Flashback: ‘Islam Is Coming’: Jihadist Leader Warns U.S. That Foreign Fighting In Syria Could Be In America Next – “During a radio interview Sunday, a representative of al-Qaida in the Gaza Strip sent a message to the United States: ‘Islam is coming and there is no other choice.’ That sentiment was expressed by Abu Saqer, leader of Jihadiya Salafiya … Saqer further stated that after battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the thousands of foreign jihadists currently in Syria could turn their ire on what he called the many other ‘enemies of Islam,’ including Israel and the United States.” Read more.

  1. Robert in Arabia
    09/27/2013 at 3:23 AM

    This is not Islamic behavior one anticipates on the Arabian Peninsula where I live. Christian churches have existed unharmed for centuries in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Oman.
    I have never had problems with the customs officials in KSA when bringing in Christian literature for my own use. The largest massacre of Christians in Arabia proper occured in Nazran. It was was done by the Jewish army of the then Jewish kingdom of Yemen. Mohammed. The Christians of Najran later came into conflict with the Jewish rulers of Yemen, which ended in their being massacred in 524 by the Himyarite king, Yusuf As’ar Dhu Nuwas. When Dhu Nuwas invaded, he called upon its people to abandon Christianity and embrace Judaism. When they refused, he had them thrown into burning ditches alive. Estimates of the death toll from this event range up to 20,000. Dhu Nuwas is celebrated on some Jewish websites as a hero.The martyrs of Najran are remembered in the Christian calendars and are even mentioned in the Surat al-Buruj of the Q’uran 85:4–8, where the persecutions are condemned and the steadfast believers are praised:
    …slain were the men of the pit (Al-Ukhdood), the fire abounding in fuel, when they were seated over it, and were themselves witnesses of what they did with the believers. They took revenge on them because they believed in God the All-mighty, the All-laudable…


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