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The ongoing tragedy of the Syrian Christians

November 6, 2013

Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama who spoke out about the appalling terror that Syrian Christians live under.

As Syria implodes and is overrun with Jihadis hell bent on imposing the full and complete harshness of the Shariah onto the Syrian people, we must not forget the fact that a growing genocide against the Christian population of Syria is taking place.

We must not be distracted by concerns about the future regional fallout over the destruction of Syria, into doing and saying nothing about the oppressed and endangered Christians of Syria. Of course the general security situation in the Mid East is something that anybody should be concerned about, the last thing the Middle East and all it’s people needs is another bunch of screaming Islamic nutjobs taking yet another country back to the 7th century. We must not while concentrating on the big picture, turn our eyes away from the plight of the ancient Syrian Christian culture. They are in a most terrible position, subject to random murder and forced conversions. Syria is a terrible place to be a Christian these days and it looks like the nigh on two milennia of Christian presence in Syria may soon be extinguished and the Christians themselves murdered en masse by Jihadis.

The Roman Catholic publication, Independent Catholic News, reports that the bodies of 30 Christians have been discovered in the city of Sadad.

ICN said:

The bodies of 30 Christian civilians, including women and children, killed by Islamist militias, have been found in two separate mass graves, in the city of Sadad. The number of Christian civilians  confirmed dead in this small town halfway between Homs and Damascus has reached 45. Many are injured and several are missing.

The city of Sadad, a Christian settlement, was invaded and occupied by Islamist militias on 21 October. It was recaptured in recent days by the Syrian regular army. When the representatives of the Patriarchate and families of the victims returned to their town they found to their horror two mass graves, where they found the bodies of their relatives and friends. In an atmosphere of grief, outrage and emotion, the funerals of the 30 Christians were celebrated by Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama.
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According to eyewitnesses, many of the civilians were killed by militia gangs of ‘Al- Nusra Front’ and ‘Daash’. The city has been completely destroyed and looted. Some of the militants who invaded the city were holed up in the Syriac Orthodox Church of St Theodore, which was profaned. Sadad is an ancient Syriac village which dates back to 2000 BC located in the region of Qalamoon, north of Damascus. It had 14 churches, a monastery, temples, historic landmarks and archaeological sites.

Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh said: “What happened in Sadad is the most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria in the past two and a half years… 45 innocent civilians were martyred for no reason, and among them several women and children, many thrown into mass graves. Other civilians were threatened and terrorized. 30 were wounded and 10 are still missing.”

The Jihadists have brought a wave of destruction to the Christians of places like Sadad. A gyre of Islamic hatred for the Christians and the burning torches of vandals has descended on them. The jihadis burn houses, books and people in their quest for the ‘perfect’ Mohammed-Approved Islamic state. These Syrian Rebels, do not look anything like liberators from the oppression of President Assad, they look and act so much like other bands of Jihadist thugs that afflict so many parts of this world.

It is absolutely appalling and a matter of great concern that the Syrian Christians have been calling out for help, and naming their plight for what is now years, but nobody is harkening to them.

If anybody should be assisted in Syria, and who are supremely deserving of help with aid and shelter, and possibly even re-homing in a safer environment, then it should be the Syrian Christians. The spectre of Islamo-fascism has come to town for them and they should not be abandoned to genocide.

 

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Original story from Independent Catholic News

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=23532

One Comment
  1. shitface permalink

    NOTE FROM EDITOR FAHRENHEIT211.NET Dear Mr Shitface (for that is the name that you have chosen to come here and comment under)

    I have pasted all five of your separate comments into one comment for ease of use. They are displayed as they should be in chronological order. Your comments are in italics.

    “As they fucking should be the religious imbeciles. Anyone stupid enough to think of religion as anything more than a opium for the masses deserves the mental and physical impositions such an addiction to a vacuative state of belief carries. “

    You may disagree with the idea of religion but many don’t. A peaceful non-threatening belief should not be an issue for any reasonable person. You mentioned the phrase ‘opium of the masses’ well religion in its many forms seems to have outlasted the ideology of the person who originally said that.

    “And you can tell he is a twat by the giant turd he tries to convince himself (and anyone else that is prepared to listen) that landed on his head is anything but(t) – pun not intended, sort of… “

    WTF

    “Oh, and not to mention irony of the entire article. Christians complaining of forced conversions, murders, etc……the crusades, Roman catholicism, the Inquisition, Northern Ireland, etc…… “

    Nobody is denying that such practises went on in the past but the key thing is they do not happen now or are so rare as to be unquantifiable. Re the Crusades, it could be said that the Crusades were primarily a defensive war. Although there was the desire to recapture Jerusalem, it was the pressure of Islamic armies on Europes borders that convinced leaders that there needed to be something done.

    “Btw, what exactly is the significance of mentioning the village dates back to 2000BC? BC being the operative. (Just to spell it out for you religionists,)as though it signifies this was a christian village since its founding? “

    Probably to differentiate it from a village that had not been there such a time

    “I see I need to explain it further (pre-emptive, learning from the ‘best’ of you right wing dictatorial fanaticists…..)….BC approximates before christ…I.e. prior to 0AD, I.e. there was no such thing as, nor conception of, christianity before this (0AD) and as such they where all “Pagans” or Jews.”

    Firstly I do not consider myself ‘far right’, centre-right or right maybe but not far right, I really don’t look good in Jackboots, it’s not my thing. I think you will find that the writer referred to how long the Syriac villiage had existed not how long it had been a Christian villiage.

    “So by definition of the article, denouncement of the suppressing religion, followers of christianity, aswell as anything since the cities founding, IS the suppressor. “

    I think you will find that in places like Syria, Egypt, Lebanon it was the Christians who were there first, and the Christians who have seen their countries overrun by Islam and themselves turned into second class citizens. I carry no brief for Assad, and his govt is not one that I would have liked to live under, but because of his dictatorial rule, religious minorities were probably safer in Syria than they would be anywhere else in the Middle East, with the exception of course of the only properly free and democratic nation there, which is Israel.

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