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Russia calls for protection of Christian holy places in Maalula, Syria
Jihad Watch ^ | September 9, 2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 4:37:05 AM PDT by NYer

Never fear: the Americans are coming -- on the side of the jihadis, that is. "Russia calls for protection of Christian holy places in Maalula," from Interfax, September 6 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Moscow, September 6, Interfax - The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the attempts made by the armed opposition in Syria to take over the city of Maalula, a symbol of the Christian presence in Syria.

"Moscow is deeply concerned over the fact that terrorist attacks in Syria have affected Maalula, a symbol of the Christian presence in this country. Its residents speak the Aramaic language, which is almost extinct and is the language in which Jesus Christ preached, and the churches located in this city are among the oldest and most honored churches of Christians," the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department said in a commentary released on Friday.

The Russian Foreign Ministry called "on everyone who cares about the fate of the people of Maalula to do everything possible to prevent their killing and the destruction of Christian holy places."

"Terrorist attacks need to be stopped immediately. Special responsibility for them rests with those forces in the region and outside of it that encourage terrorists, intentionally or not," the document says.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: christian; maaloula; maalula; syria

1 posted on 09/10/2013 4:37:06 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 09/10/2013 4:37:36 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

bkmk


3 posted on 09/10/2013 4:37:42 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: NYer

So Russia wants to protect Christian locations but Obama doesn’t. Yet Putin is a bad guy. I have a lot more respect for Putin than I will ever have for Odumbo.


4 posted on 09/10/2013 4:39:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NYer
Amazing how a country that for 70 years, virtually banned religion and promoted atheism, is now leading the fight to protect Christianity, and a country founded on religious freedom over 200 years ago, has turned on Christianity and Judaism and allied itself with a militant cult of death!
5 posted on 09/10/2013 4:40:20 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: NYer

Protect the Christian holy places, but not the Christians who were forcibly converted or killed. Their daughters were raped or married off to soldiers.

But, the buildings will still be tourist spots generations from now. (Assuming there are any Christians left to go on these holy land tours.)


6 posted on 09/10/2013 4:42:13 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: NYer
What would really be sweet is if Putin sent in the Spetsnaz to protect the Christians in Syria from the Islamic Savage Rebels (aka: al-Queda terrorists).

What would our sissy man-boy prez do then?...besides go golfing.

7 posted on 09/10/2013 4:42:57 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51

That would be great.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 4:47:21 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: Condor51

He would be conferring with Reggie Love!


9 posted on 09/10/2013 4:48:43 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Redleg Duke

The world is upside down. Weeping for America.


10 posted on 09/10/2013 4:53:19 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: NYer

In the other articles the spelling was Maaloula, so I have added that to the Keywords above for bringing up the history of this topic.


11 posted on 09/10/2013 4:55:32 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: NYer

Christianity is people rather than places.

Weren’t the people here already attacked, killed, brutalized, threatened into converting, young women kidnapped, raped, married off to jihadis, etc??

Am I missing something?


12 posted on 09/10/2013 4:58:19 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: NYer

Now the world knows what we have known all along, obama is a major failure. Putin is just beginning to put the nails in obamas coffin. Odummy will find a way to take credit no matter what Putin does. Obama is to arrogant to admit defeat.

Putin slapped obama when obama thought all the reporters would follow him to the gym in Russia for his “look at me” photo-op pics. Instead they followed Putin to the sea where he took off his shirt and swam in ice cold water. Obama was left holding the bag. Heard this on Fox and LOL.


13 posted on 09/10/2013 5:00:07 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Strange days we are living in.


14 posted on 09/10/2013 5:03:37 AM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live..)
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To: NYer

From the pre-Reagon era in Russia where believing in God was unlawful, religion, particularly Christianity, has grown by leaps and bounds. Meanwhile back here in the US, Christianity is under attack by the government.


15 posted on 09/10/2013 5:04:28 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Gen.Blather

“Protect the Christian holy places, but not the Christians who were forcibly converted or killed.”

The Christians are still there. Only some of them were killed by the rebels.


16 posted on 09/10/2013 5:04:36 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: ilovesarah2012

Wow! I’ll bet Obama didn’t see this one coming. I figure Putin has a few more tricks up his sleeve yet. Kinda scary


17 posted on 09/10/2013 5:08:06 AM PDT by austinaero
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18 posted on 09/10/2013 5:08:12 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: NYer

From the pre-Reagon era in Russia when worship of God was unlawful, Christianity in Russia has grown by leaps in bounds. This is good!

Meanwhile back in the USA, Christianity is under attack by the government, a government which, I suspect, would mind is Christianity were unlawful. This not good!!

Have the poles reversed??


19 posted on 09/10/2013 5:10:48 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

change “would” to “wouldn’t”


20 posted on 09/10/2013 5:12:06 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger pal.

Putin makes sense while this hump we have is acting like a crazed radical Muslim.

Which I believe he is.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 5:12:17 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

Crazy times.


22 posted on 09/10/2013 5:15:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NYer

Russia is our friend. 0bama is not.


23 posted on 09/10/2013 5:15:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Redleg Duke

The brotherhood is in the building thanks to oil money. America sold out to monsters for cheap oil


24 posted on 09/10/2013 5:18:30 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: NYer

With the ruthless military in charge in Egypt and the world hoping Russia’s troops move in to Syria to guard the Christians and the chemical weapons, the terrorists are going to have to find a new playground.


25 posted on 09/10/2013 5:23:20 AM PDT by grania
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To: txrangerette

There are still Christians in Syria, and this administration has aligned themselves with their enemies. The rebels are killing Christians.


26 posted on 09/10/2013 5:26:24 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: NYer

Didn’t Bush say that Putin wears a cross? Look at who the leader of the Free World is now.

Pray for America to Wake Up


27 posted on 09/10/2013 5:33:19 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: NYer

This is one of the “fruits” that came from Blessed John Paul II having consecrated Russia to Mary’s Immaculate heart, Russia coming back to the Christian faith.

Got to do the same for the Middle East, the West, and for America. It will work.


28 posted on 09/10/2013 5:35:41 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: keats5

....Or forcing those same Christians to flee, including to Israel.


29 posted on 09/10/2013 5:36:30 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Then send in some special forces to clear out the muslim scum that invaded. Secure a perimeter and kill anything that threatens it.


30 posted on 09/10/2013 5:37:50 AM PDT by soycd
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To: varyouga

Pray for the conversion of ALL now to Christ, including America. It will work.


31 posted on 09/10/2013 5:38:14 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer
Meanwhile, the contemptible Obama displays his open disdain for all things Christian.


32 posted on 09/10/2013 5:43:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: NYer

Strange, can’t hardly believe what I am hearing and reading lately about Russia and the USA.


33 posted on 09/10/2013 5:49:20 AM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: NYer
NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds
Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack
Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack
Amorth: "Who wants war in Syria is an instrument of the devil"
Eyewitness: "The aim of the militants was to kill as many as possible Christian inhabitants"
34 posted on 09/10/2013 5:50:41 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Biggirl

“Pray for the conversion of ALL now to Christ, including America. It will work.:

It’s the ONLY thing that will work, IMHO


35 posted on 09/10/2013 6:02:47 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: NYer

Good for Pooty Poot. obomba has said exactly 0 (zilch, nada)
His wrath has been seen for his muslim bros treated so badly..but for Christians, no so much.


36 posted on 09/10/2013 6:04:17 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama wants to send more knives to al qeada to behead Christians.


37 posted on 09/10/2013 6:31:58 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

Putin will be denounced as a “Crusader”.


38 posted on 09/10/2013 6:39:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: elpadre

God will punish us for what we are doing just as he will blast the Islamic Jihadists. The time is coming for great nashing of teeth and moaning all over the land. people will cry, “What did we do?” they will pray but God will turn his face upon them. His blessings will be for other lands—not the people of a degenerate America. Woe be unto us!


39 posted on 09/10/2013 7:21:24 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: txrangerette
Am I missing something?

Yes, a sense of right and wrong.

40 posted on 09/10/2013 7:57:13 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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