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Syrian Rebels Desecrate Churches, Replace Crosses With The Black Flag Of Al Qaeda


1 Corinthians 1:18, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

By Alissa Tabirian, CNS News – “A Syrian rebel group affiliated with Al Qaeda desecrated two Christian churches in Northern Syria late last month, replacing their crosses with the symbolic black flag of jihad.

The rebels also destroyed relics, painting and statues allegedly in response to the city’s anti-sectarian protests against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

‘We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights strongly condemn such sectarian actions that contradict the Syrian people’s demands in justice, freedom, democracy and equality,’ the group said.

Dubai-based al-Aan TV broadcast exclusive footage of members of the ISIS attacking the al-Shuhada Armenian Orthodox Church, also known as the Martyrs’ Church,  and the Sayida al-Bishara Catholic Church in the Islamist-held city of Raqqa.

The video, posted on YouTube, shows a jihadist on the roof of the church throwing a crucifix to the ground below, where it is kicked by an onlooker.

The conflict between U.S.-backed rebel groups and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which has so far resulted in about 100,000 casualties, has also had grave consequences for the country’s vulnerable Christian minority.

Although Christians in Syria have been hesitant to take sides in the ongoing civil war, they are considered sympathetic to Assad, making them targets for rebel-led violence.

As CNSNews previously reported, the patriarchal vicar of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Jordan warned that Christians ‘will be massacred’ if the Syrian Army were to leave Christian-populated cities.” Read more.

Flashback: Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Wave Black Flag Of Al Qaeda In The Sinai, ‘The Era Of Peace Has Ended’ – “Since those are Syrian Al Qaeda flags, maybe soon they’ll be able to use some of those weapons Obama promised them to overthrow the Egyptian government. ‘It could have been Syria, but it was Egypt, last week. Black jihadist flags, inset with the white oblong cartouche favoured by Syrian affiliates of al-Qaeda, were being waved above a cheering crowd. An angry speaker addressed the masses.’” Read more.

Flashback: Al-Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Benghazi, Libya – ‘Whomever Speaks Ill of This Flag, We Will Cut Off His Tongue’ – “I went to the Benghazi courthouse and confirmed the rumors: an al Qaeda flag was clearly visible; its Arabic script declaring that ‘there is no God but Allah’ and a full moon underneath. When I tried to take pictures, a Salafi-looking guard, wearing a green camouflage outfit, rushed towards me and demanded to know what I was doing. My response was straightforward: I was taking a picture of the flag. He gave me an intimidating look and hissed, ‘Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut off his tongue. I recommend that you don’t publish these. You will bring trouble to yourself.’” Read more.

Flashback: New York: Marchers Raise The Black Flag Of Al-Qaeda During ‘Muslim Day Parade’ – “If skinheads had raised the Nazi flag during a ‘White Power Parade’, the liberal media would have been all over it like white on rice, and rightfully so. But if we speak out against a synonymous pro-Nazi ideology that just so happens to be the declared faith of 1.5+ billion adherents all over the face of the earth, then we’re suddenly the ones who are called ‘racist’ …” Read more.

  1. surj1936
    10/15/2013 at 6:06 PM

    Am I surprised at all this ? No at all because muslim barbarians have been doing this/desecrating non muslim’s worship place from the times of mo-ham-mad

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  2. exsgtbrown
    10/15/2013 at 9:56 PM

    But remember: the real problem is “Islamophobia.”

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    • 10/15/2013 at 10:08 PM

      Right! It’s all the fault of those pesky Christians who preach the Golden Rule and ‘Love One Another’ and troublesome stuff like that! How dare we protest the murder and rape and blasphemy and torture and beheadings and acid attacks and disfigurements….and….and…..
      Don’cha just wish you was a muzzie???? Ahemmmm!!!

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  3. 10/15/2013 at 10:23 PM

    is this the mark of the beast being forced on our troops GOD have mercy

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