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World Mag ^ | 2-18-14 | Raymond Ibrahim

Posted on 02/19/2014 6:33:26 AM PST by yldstrk

In a new video of the 12 Christian nuns kidnapped by rebels in Syria (see below), the nuns sit in a room while being questioned by an unseen man, presumably one of the captors. He asks them how they are, if they’ve been mistreated, etc. They respond that they are being treated fine, that they very much look forward to returning to their convent, that they heartily thank the world for its concern, and that they continually pray that God grant peace to all nations.

Their words say one thing, their expressions and demeanor another. Put differently, as female captives of Islamic jihadis, what else could they say but what they were told to say? Even if one of them dared to say the “wrong thing,” their captors naturally would have edited it out. Who knows how many takes it took to get the video—which includes a bizarre clip of the nuns having a snowball fight with their abductors—just right?

But one thing, although minor, speaks volumes about the nature of their captivity: Although these nuns, in photos prior to the kidnapping, generally wear large pectoral crosses, the crosses are not visible in the recent video. No surprise here, considering the “pious” nature of their captors. According to strict Islamic teaching, Christians and other non-Muslims cannot display any signs or expressions of their “polytheism” (shirk in Arabic). Indeed the Conditions of Omar, which mainstream Muslim teaching attributes to the second caliph of the same name, clearly spells this out.

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TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: syria
The nuns are laughing at the jihadists, one is praying the Hail Mary as the filming proceeds
1 posted on 02/19/2014 6:33:26 AM PST by yldstrk
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To: yldstrk

Imagine the pressure being applied to get them to convert.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 6:37:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

convert to the devil? never. They won’t do it.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 6:37:59 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Maybe, with the Grace of God, they’ll be able to convert a few of their Muslim captors.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 7:21:09 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

I bet that is a possibility


5 posted on 02/19/2014 7:29:26 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

http://www.worldmag.com/2014/02/kidnapped_nuns_no_longer_bear_the_cross


6 posted on 02/19/2014 8:05:50 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: yldstrk

Islam’s war against civilization is FAR from over.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 10:31:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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