Syrian Rebels Slit Throat of Christian Man Who Refused To Convert To Islam, Taunt Fiance, “Jesus Didn’t Come To Save Him”

U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel Support Al Qaeda Terrorists Who Are Brutally Persecuting Syrian Christians

Until recently, Syria was a safe-haven for Christians.

The New York Times notes:

As secular leaders from the secretive Alawite sect, the Assad dynasty largely preserved Christian life, protecting Syria’s minorities from what was perceived as a collective threat from the country’s Sunni majority.

Watching their once-shielding dictators fall like dominos across the region, Christians have suddenly found themselves on the wrong side of history. Faced by a rising tide of radical Sunni Islam, Christians in Iraq and Egypt have fled by the thousands. In Syria, concern over Christian repression has fallen on deaf ears, drowned out by popular support for the country’s opposition in the face of the Assad regime’s brutal crackdown.

BBC points out:

Syria has for much of the century had a sizeable Christian minority, making up at least 10% of the population.

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In recent years Syria has been considered one of the easier Middle Eastern countries for Christians to live in. Power is concentrated in the hands of the Alawite minority – a Shia sect considered heretical by many Muslims – which has clamped down hard on extreme forms of Islam.

But that’s all changed since Al Qaeda terrorists started targeting Christians in Syria more than a year ago.

Agence France-Presse reports:

Jihadists who overran Syria’s ancient town of Maalula last week disparaged Christians as “Crusaders” and forced at least one person to convert to Islam at gunpoint, say residents who fled the town.

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“They arrived in our town at dawn… and shouted ‘We are from the Al-Nusra Front and have come to make lives miserable for the Crusaders,” an Islamist term for Christians ….

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Maalula is one of the most renowned Christian towns in Syria, and many of its inhabitants speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.

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“I saw people wearing Al-Nusra headbands who started shooting at crosses,” said Nasrallah, a Christian.

One of them “put a pistol to the head of my neighbour and forced him to convert to Islam by obliging him to repeat ‘there is no God but God’.”

“Afterwards they joked, ‘he’s one of ours now’.”

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Another resident, Rasha, recounted how the jihadists had seized her fiance Atef, who belonged to the town’s militia, and brutally murdered him.

“I rang his mobile phone and one of them answered,” she said.

“Good morning, Rashrush,” a voice answered, using her nickname. “We are from the Free Syrian Army. Do you know your fiance was a member of the shabiha (pro-regime militia) who was carrying weapons, and we have slit his throat.”

The man told her Atef had been given the option of converting to Islam, but had refused.

“Jesus didn’t come to save him,” he taunted.

Daily Mail writes:

Another Christian resident said: ‘I saw the militants grabbing five villagers and threatening them and saying, “Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded”.’

Another said one church had been torched, and gunmen stormed into two other churches and robbed them.

The Christian Science Monitor notes:

Anas, their son, says he got threatening messages back in Syria: “Your money is for us to take, your wife is for us to sleep with, and your children are for killing. This is all halal,” or permissible under Islamic law. He escaped with his wife and children to Jordan, but not before his liquor store had been burned down.

WND reports:

The Christian residents were offered four choices: 1. renounce the ‘idolatry’ of Christianity and convert to Islam; 2. pay a heavy tribute to the Muslims for the privilege of keeping their heads and their Christian faith (this tribute is known as jizya); 3. be killed; 4. flee for their lives, leaving all their belongings behind.”

The Washington Times reported in June:

A priest and another Christian were beheaded before a cheering crowd by Syrian insurgents who say they aided and abetted the enemy… The reported beheading of the two Christians comes about the same time America has started sending arms to rebel fighters, the Wall Street Journal revealed this week.”

Most of the Syrian “rebels” are Al Qaeda.  As NBC News reports, Al Qaeda is gaining more and more power among the rebels.

And the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel  have been backing these guys for years.  Indeed, we’ve long known that most of the weapons we’re shipping to Syria are ending up in the hands of Al Qaeda. And they apparently have chemical weapons.

Congressman Amish points out that the U.S. is breaking the law by aiding and abetting a designated terrorist group.

Indeed, Obama’s own top lawyers warned him that arming the rebels would be illegal.

Ironically, Obama has just renewed the Declaration of a State of Emergency for America first started by Bush in September 2001.  That declaration of emergency is supposed to be about fighting – you know – Al Qaeda.

But the U.S. has long wanted regime change in Syria … and long backed the most violent terrorists in the world for geopolitical reasons.

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  • gozounlimited

    Al Qaeda McCain has dug up his old friend CIA double agent Ayman al-Zawahri to threaten us with a government shut down and to “bleed America economically”. Buddy….. Geithner and Summers are way ahead of you…..

    CIA led Jabhat al-Nusra, which according to reports is “essential to the frontline operations of the rebels fighting to topple Assad” and conducts the “heaviest frontline fighting” in Syria, publicly pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda earlier this year.

    “What is Zawahiri going to give you? Scud missiles? He owns nothing and he’s constantly on the move. All he owns is the recording that he releases every 6 months. But these however are his orders from the Americans.”

    Speaking of being “fooled by an American plot,” Naiim states that “the US has been allowing us (al-Qaeda) to fight in Afghanistan for 18 years and have funded and supported us,” adding that members of the militant group were being manipulated. He then turns his attention to al-Nusra terrorists fighting to topple Assadin Syria, warning them:

    You are fighting the war in Syria on America’s behalf. Eventually you will be called terrorists and you will be killed or put in prison just like what happened to us after Afghanistan. These leaders are manipulating you, you will find yourself dying and the Americans fulfilling their goals not yours.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/leader-of-syrian-rebel-group-calls-for-attacks-inside-us.html
    http://investmentwatchblog.com/breaking-al-nusra-front-leader-in-syria-is-a-cia-operative-ex-terrorist/

    • gozounlimited

      Hillary Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood thrown out of Egypt….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVLt8bWhsYY

      • gozounlimited

        So what’s the deal Pres. Obama? We can’t decide if you are just a puss/wuss being controlled by your neo-con shadow corp/government or the most evil man alive in the 21st century. You got some explaining to do. And please let the First Lady know drinking medicated, poisoned water is not a particularly healthy thing to do.

        • gozounlimited

          Still waiting for the National Forest Service to reveal the identity of the hunter who started the Rim Fire. By California law, the hunter should be facing felony criminal charges that could land them in prison and force them to pay at least part of the Rim fire’s $81-million cost. Where is he? Who is he? Draggy feet just proves the Fed’s are lying in order to cover their own activity…. like the four fires they set to deliberately burn down the dead Stanislaus Forest, killed by the Fed’s weather mod and chemtrails.

  • L Lewis

    obummer has been meeting with terrorist since 08, the seed has been sewn, and so shall you reap

  • EH

    Some of your older readers might remember a Democratic president, elected largely in response to a discredited Republican administration, a president whose credibility was severely damaged by events in the Middle East, events that were eventually found to have been engineered by his opponents who took power in the next election. Many of them were later convicted of felonies. Some of these felons returned during the administration of a president who many believed was discredited even before he took office. Are we coming full circle?

    I think that the Obama administration is being incredibly obtuse and stubborn, and I deplore their support for knee-jerk military action, the surveillance state, TBTF, etc. But these have been U.S. policies for many decades. What stands out is how public opinion is being shaped to delegitimize the current administration. That might not be so horrible, but it will be if it again sets the stage for rolling back the last vestiges of the social progress that was made during the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Many accuse the MSM of being controlled by the government, so should it tell us something when the MSM runs stories and op-eds that make it look as if the government is imploding? Something’s fishy.

  • theblues77

    Its Congressman Justin Amash. Not Amish.

  • Johnny Shiloh

    I feel like I’m on a long transcontinental flight and all the passengers and crew are terrified because we all know there’s a violent nut on board. I don’t remember a time in my life when things seemed so utterly insane. You probably saw the video of the rebels butchering two young boys. Horror story after story! Pictures online today of another terrified 14 year old kid getting his head cut off with a knife and it waved about to a cheering crowd. Our president and Congress send arms and support to these rebels, so they are parties to this, 100% complicit! And we the American people are fully complicit because when we knew it, we yawned and did NOTHING! Where’s any sanity?!

  • R4F1

    The rebels are specifically Salafists, not simply “Sunnis”. There are many reasonable, peaceful Sunnis out there. Salafists (Wahhabis) are a plague.

  • wallry

    Jesus didn’t save himself either. What they don’t know about God would astound these animals.

 

 

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