Skip to comments.Syria Militants Massacre Christian Village Population
Posted on 06/14/2013 11:50:58 PM PDT by Mount Athos
More details of a massacre in Homs late last month have emerged following the global outcry of a massacre in Deir el-Zour yesterday.
The massacre, carried out by Free Syrian Army militants reportedly targeted men, women and children in the Christian village of al-Duwayr/Douar close to the city of Homs and the border with Lebanon. The incident received little media attention, having occurred at the same time as thousands of Syrian troops converged on the insurgent-occupied town of al-Qusayr.
According to sources, around 350 heavily armed militants entered the village, broke into homes and assembled residents in the main square of the village where they were executed. The final death toll is not known but photos show severe damage to property in the village.
Syrian army sources said that they reached the village after the massacre, resulting in clashes with militants. Sources also reported that Turkish and Chechen extremists were among the perpetrators. Chechen militants are known to have kidnapped two Christian bishops in Aleppo earlier this year. The following images show al-Duwayr/Douar village after the massacre:
Conditions for ethnic and religious minorities have been made increasingly worse as Free Syrian Army affiliated organisations including Jabhat al-Nusra increase ethnic and sectarian cleansing across Syria. Kidnappings, executions and assassinations are common.
Late last month, around the time of the massacre in Homs, a fifteen year old girl was kidnapped by militants in Damascus, who demanded $100,000 for her release. Miryam Jbeil, a niece Damascus-based Catholic priest Nader Jbeil, was released after a number of days in captivity.
In the aftermath of the Syrian army assault on al-Qusayr, the church was discovered to have been desecrated by Free Syrian Army militants.... [more photos here]
Further reading: http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/nel-mondo/dettaglio-articolo/articolo/siria-syria-siria-25250/
Even more reason for this administration to get behind them. “You had us at al Qaeda!” they exclaimed.
Maybe we should send John McCain over to speak with the dead christians for their opinion on which arms to give to their murderers.
And you wonder why Hussein Obummer wanted to aid al Qaeda in Syria. Don’t forget Hagel, McCainer and Linda Graham are also responsible for these atrocities against innocent Christian civilians in Syria.
....these are the guys we’re helping?
Further research opportunity for the reader:
Syria, MEPI, CIA, NGOs, funding opposition...
Can go back 5 years...
One of the most dispiriting things about our involvement in Iraq was our total, I mean total indifference to the fate of the ancient Christian community in that country. That is why the pope was against the invasion, because he knew that the Muslims were primed for a war against Christians in the Middle East. Bush could have given Christians the protection of the US forces, could have but did nothing. Maybe he figured he couldnt, not long term, that he had opened pandoras box.
So a religion based on murder, rape and plunder is murdering, raping and plundering? At least Obama’s consistent, he supports the destruction of liberty at every turn.
I never thought I’d ever find myself rooting for Bashir Assad of Syria and Sovietist Vladimir Putin.
Did you know Assad is an opthamologist? Maybe he can help America’s myopia.
Or perhaps Bush 2 is just as much an employee of our Saudi friends as Obama. Why did we think the Bush’s were conservative or Christian?
Hawkish US lawmakers welcomed the administration's change in position, but Senator John McCain said the president needed to go further.
"We need heavy weaponry. We need the kind that can counter tanks, and we need surface-to-air missiles," he said.
Hey John, who the heck is we ?
Excerpted from UN, Russia criticise US military aid to Syria
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Asad may be a lot of things, but he was very indifferent to Israel and the Syrian Christians. In the Muslim world it is the best we can hope for.
“Let’s see if I’ve got this right...
1. The U.S. has been fighting al Qaeda and the Taliban in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
No, you don’t have this right. Since obama has been in office, THEY have been fighting US and we have not been allowed to fight back.
More Americans have been killed in Afghanistan under obama than during all the previous years put together.
Obama funded Muslim extremist terrorists to murder Christian children in Syria.
I am rooting for Russia to kick Al quedas ass and the CIA supply line. God will have to defend the Christian children against the American Muslim terrorist murder machine using whatever is available to protect the Christians.
The good news is that those murdered Christians are in heaven with Jesus, their Lord, this morning.
As the old hymn says, “I’m but a stranger here. Heaven is my home.” Thank God we don’t have to spend eternity in this evil world.
Putin is not a Sovietist.
He's an imperialist.
Consider the cover of the passport of the Russian Federation. It is the Imperial Crest of the Tsar, which also appears as a water mark on every page of the passport. It is also the logo on every official Russian document.
"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;...that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. ""I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
>>He’s an imperialist.
Being an Oligarchic Kleptocrat is a tradition among the Oprichnina klans.
> Being an Oligarchic Kleptocrat is a tradition among the
> Oprichnina klans.
Agreed, but at least he’s allowing the moral compass of the Russian Orthodox Church to prevail.
The only thing I find unsettling about that is the anti-semitism in that body. I’m praying that the challenge they face from their Moslem population will mitigate that, but I’m not all that hopeful.
>>hes allowing the moral compass of the Russian
>>Orthodox Church to prevail
The Oprichnina (secret police - and historical predecessor to the KGB) was an instrument of religiously sanctioned terror.
The ROC is just another FALLIBLE and UNINSPIRED human religious concoction that became, like all human religious concoctions, an object of idolatrous worship in defiance of our Creator.
I expect the Russian Sheeple-herders are quite aware of the consequential order of precedence articulated in Romans 1:25++
“Because of this, God gave them over”
That’s why they try to keep the Eunuch termites from infesting their occult mound.
So what’s with John McCain and Lindsey Graham? Why are they SO interested/excited to get our military or our resources involved in all these conflicts? It makes no sense. Is it the committees they are on? Is it ties to big war producers, what is it? It is becoming increasingly weird with each new conflict we involve ourselves in.
The only thing I find unsettling about that is the anti-semitism in that body.
Yeah, lots of that going around. Try to get a Lutheran pastor to explain how this...
...became a supporting pillar in Mein Kampf.
"The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true."
>>So whats with John McCain and Lindsey Graham?
Good question, considering this:
Well it didn’t take him long to get over denouncing the “military industrial complex”.
Our little barry bastard boy is now full of hope, that the enemies of his beloved is slime are being dispatched on his watch. We should have known when he set the standard of ‘homeland security’ to stamp bible clingers as enemies of his state. How long will we the no longer sovereign people wink at the blatant identifying of Christians and conservatives as the enemies of little barry bastard boy’s regime? Truly, the devil’s own now runs America.
I’m wondering if it is our Christian duty to not pay taxes to support our evil government. Render unto Caesar, I know. Is Caesar supposed to be arming Islamists to kill innocent fellow Christians all over the globe?
What all innocents has Bashar Assad killed? Somebody remind me of what is so bad that we have to arm those who massacre innocent Christians who were minding their own business, who eat the hearts of those they kill, and who are admitted allies of Al Qaeda which desires to wipe out the US? What could be worse than these Islamist animals that the US government is arming?
Seems like this regime chooses to arm the Islamist murderers and the drug cartels who emulate the murderous atrocities of those Islamist thugs. Seems like this regime gets a real hard-on for people like that, just can’t resist them...
Valerie Jarrett is a pig-faced buffoon who should be called the Witch Hydra. There’s not an Islamist murderer she hasn’t spread her legs for, with US taxpayer money. Take THAT, stupido NSA!!
thanks for this post
Another reason why I want Assad to stay in power.
A person who wants to butcher a document can use any document as a supporting pillar. Hitler created his own Bible and used it as a supporting pillar. Nancy Pelosi thinks that late-term abortion is “sacred ground” - she who supposedly believes both the Bible and the Constitution.
I haven’t read all of “On the Jews and their Lies” by Martin Luther - just looked at the first part - but from what I could see, this was a refutation of the arguments set forth by Jews at that time, ridiculing the Christian faith. Stuff like calling Jesus’ mother a whore who slept with a soldier, etc. You may not have read some of the stuff that was in the Jewish writings, but they were not very “nice”. That doesn’t mean that we hate Jews, kill them, or anything else - just that we disagree. And that seems to be what Luther was doing in that book: disagreeing.
Sort of like Robert Spencer disagrees with the Muslims who say that infidels must die. Is that Islamophobia? Luther was refuting the teachings of the Jews of his day just as Robert Spencer is refuting the teachings of the Muslims of his day. If refutation of the beliefs of Muslims or Jews is anti-Muslim or anti-semitic, then anybody who has something they believe to be really true (and everything else is false) is as bad as Hitler. Is that really what you mean to say? Because that is the basis for the “hate-crimes” mentality - which is being used in Canada, for instance, as a basis to say that parts of the Old Testament can’t be read or preached in churches. The argument is that even just thinking that you are right and somebody else is wrong... is a crime. Is that really where you want to go with all this?
The first point he made flies in the face of racism and sexism, as he rebukes those (including both the Jews and the ancient philosophers) who boasted that they were not born an animal, a woman, or a Gentile/Greek, and who say that the Lord should answer their prayers because of their own worth compared to other people. Insert the word “non-Aryan” for “Gentile/Greek” and you’ve got a refutation of Adolph Hitler. Luther’s anger at those who boast of being born a man rather than a woman also rebukes Muslim doctrine.
I don’t have to believe the same doctrines as another person in order to support their inalienable rights. My reason to support Israel is not because I agree with everything they would say against me. It is because Israel as a nation, in keeping with the worldview of Judaism, values human life and all the other sacred gifts that are protected in the Ten Commandments. Unfortunately, a lot of ethnic Jews are atheist and I think that has a lot to do with the political leanings that line up against the actual orthodox Jewish teachings. Every religion has those who are In-Name-Only. It’s just a fact of life.
Those who oppose the sanctity of life and the other teachings of the Ten Commandments would like to see Jews and Christians divided against each other. I have no interest in being divided from Jews. Obama and his allies hate the Judeo-Christian worldview, because it recognizes the sanctity of human life, even for those of different beliefs. That’s why you get Lutherans, Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and atheists all speaking out in defense of religious liberty when the government tries to force Catholics to pay for birth control and abortion.
My husband is an LCMS pastor and neither he, nor I, nor our children, nor anybody I know in any of the churches he’s served have been racist against Jews, which is what “anti-semitism” traditionally means - being against ethnic Jews, rather than against the teachings of current Judaism. My sister-in-law is active in a Messianic Jewish fellowship.
I’m not sure what you’re trying to do with the scare quotes around “pastor”, and why you’re trying to raise a beef with Lutherans. I can assure you that the little white-haired ladies in our churches are not burning crosses on anybody’s front lawn or flying swastikas.
Whether is Egypt, Syria, Libya, the Christians always get massacred. They need to start fighting back or they'll be exterminated.
Of course the media ignores it. They forgot to use chemical weapons.
Dear US Oligarchy,
You are done. You are finished. You are dead and you do not even know it. The Chinese and the world now have all of you compromised thanks to your totalitarian data base. You are all now a risk to national security. Good bye and good riddance.
And of course, Obama wants to bring them here.
Importing Jihad: Obama Considers Bringing Syrian Refugees To America
Why are we aiding Al Queda terrorists in Syria?
We don’t need any more mangled American wounded warriors.
Esp. not from this particular battlefield.
this is what the scumbag obama wants for all Christians in the Middle East — then the Shias. he wants to step up from his job as POTUS to becomign the new Caliph.
McCain is an idiot — anti-tank weapons will then be used against Israel and one anti-aircraft weapon will be used to bring down at least one commercial aircraft in the USA
As a Catholic, I support him. As any type of Christian who is not Orthodox, we should support him on this -- whatever differences we have with the Orthodox, a CHRISTIAN constantinople is something we should hope, pray and FIGHT for...
TA — I don’t know what you’re blowing about, but a strong Orthodox control of the Middle East is anyday better than a Moslem controlled one...
Saddam just didn't like anyone who could oppose him. If you shut up and let him rule, he left you alone -- a common gangster
But the jihadis don't leave you alone, they'll kill you
We should supply weapons to assad to kill off the Saudi and Qatari sponsored alQaeda terrorist/jihadis...
I share the above two examples on purpose. Our topic is Islam and its strict adherents, but Islam is more like liberalism/progressivism than most Americans realize. Both have a universal scope and worldwide area of operation. Both are without limits as to means as their ends are ‘righteous’. Both will terrorize, torture and kill to get their way. Lying in both is actually seen as a virtue as the enemy is of the ‘devil’ and deserves what they get.
Yet, when confronted one with the other they are naturally in conflict. The people being beaten, raped, tortured, imprisoned and killed in Egypt and Turkey are ‘liberal/progressives’. Note that the history of these two movements is one in which Islam's fanatics are more violent and more furious than liberalisms. Liberalism is softer and thus gives way to Islamism.
What makes American liberals so dangerous isn't just their very bad ideas, nor is it their tolerance for failure of those ideas and the real horror it inflicts on the ‘served’ populations. It is their superiority complex. They really believe they can manage radical Islam. This massive blind spot is deadly. It is really killing people as well as America.
Liberals have been poisoning the country for a long time, but because reality eventually hits Americans America can make course corrections. With Islam there isn't any course correction. Every act of appeasement, tolerance and compromise is simply an invitation, an encouragement to demand more. Muslims thought leaders and organizations have stated that they respect America, its Constitution and aren't working to change its institutions. Yet, they regularly opposed laws blocking Sharia enforcement at the local and state level. Why?
Liberals support Obama, despite the fact that he consistently supports Sunni Islam no matter what the human rights record, works against real liberty in the world, and prefers strict Islamists to secular Islamists at every turn. Their superiority complex makes them think they can manage Obama. When Sharia comes to America, and do not doubt for a moment that that's not the goal, liberals will be the first in line for beatings, rapings, imprisonments, torture and murder. That information isn't just from ancient history, but current events. Liberals don't see it. Their superiority complex isn't a shield, but a blinder.
Fine, but to me it’s just a different label on the same contents.
> a strong Orthodox control of the Middle East is anyday
> better than a Moslem controlled one...
I vigorously disagree, Cronos. Vigorously.
Moslem hegemony, wherever it is manifest, is the most violent, most oppressive, most retrograde religious force that ever emerged on the planet, and that by orders of magnitude.
While the totalitarian statists have shown brutality and senseless disregard for life on an almost unimaginable scale, with an almost religious zeal, the Moslems have surpassed even them, and they have been doing it for 1400 years.
Consider Moslem brutality, just for the month of May, taken from http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
Monthly Jihad Report
Jihad Attacks: 277
Dead Bodies: 1423
Critically Injured: 2667
This goes on month after month, year after year, and has been going on for centuries.
> Yeah, lots of that going around. Try to get a Lutheran
> pastor to explain how this...
Indeed. You’ll get no contest from me on that one. I am aware of Luther’s anti-Semitism. And while he was able to root it in Scripture, I submit that it was Scripture taken out of context, and furthermore without considering that Jesus and all the first Christians, as well as all but two of the authors of the New Testament, were Jews. Even worse, he omitted God’s promise to Abraham and his descendants that He would “bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee.” Even a cursory examination of world history shows this to be true.
Moreover, all Lutheran pastors I’ve ever met, even in the most conservative Lutheran congregations, hold Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a hero of the faith and a Christian martyr.
Virtually all conservative Evangelical Christians today believe that the Jews still hold a special place in God’s economy, that His promises to them are eternal, and that there remain promises to the Jewish people yet to be fulfilled.
The Jewish people and the state of Israel figure very prominently in the prophecies of the books of Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, the Olivet Discourse in the Gospels, and The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Those of us with premillenial perspective are watching current events unfolding as the fulfillment of those prophesies and look to the Jewish people and the state of Israel as sacred in the sight of the Lord.