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(Obama backed) Syrian Jihadists behead Catholic priest (Warning Graphic Video)
Catholic Online ^ | June 29, 2013

Posted on 06/29/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by NYer

Syrian terrorists have beheaded a Catholic priest who they accused of collaborating with the Assad regime. Those accusations have not yet been verified. Father Francois was summarily executed and the Vatican has confirmed the martyrdom.

VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) - The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.

Below is the news release from the Vatican, via news.va.

On Sunday, June 23 the Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge. This is confirmed by a statement of the Custos of the Holy Land sent to Fides Agency. The circumstances of the death are not fully understood. According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.

Father François, 49, had taken the first steps in the religious life with the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, and with them he continued to share close bonds of spiritual friendship. After being ordained a priest he had started the construction of a coenobitic monastery dedicated to St. Simon Stylites in the village of Gassanieh.After the start of the Civil War, the monastery of St. Simon had been bombed and Fr. Murad had moved to the convent of the Custody for safety reasons and to give support to the remaining few, along with another religious and nuns of the Rosary.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Prayer; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: franciscan; martyrdom; obama; syria
We have a link to video provided via LiveLeak. We must warn you, the video is extremely graphic. We believe the first victim is Father Francois, and the second victim that is depicted is another person said to be a collaborator with the Assad regime.

The video CLEARLY depicts the beheadings of these victims. DO NOT follow the link unless you are over the age of 18, and are prepared to view content of this nature.

Catholic Online believes it is very important the world knows that Christians are being murdered for their faith, and that martyrdom isn't an ancient phenomenon.

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1 posted on 06/29/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

View at your own risk ... Fr. Murad is only the latest victim. There are hundreds of christian men, women and children who have been slaughtered in Syria.


2 posted on 06/29/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

Send this to John McCain.


3 posted on 06/29/2013 12:59:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: NYer

The U.S. Government plans on importing thousands more Muslims from the Mideast!


4 posted on 06/29/2013 1:03:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NYer
Try telling him there is not a holy war.
5 posted on 06/29/2013 1:13:01 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: dragnet2
The U.S. Government plans on importing thousands more Muslims from the Mideast!

These are such nice people. S/off. They are Odumbo's friends. It looked like a target rich environment to me. Too bad there wasn't a nice 155MM cannon near at the time.

6 posted on 06/29/2013 1:13:50 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: NYer

‘They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.’-—John 16:12


7 posted on 06/29/2013 1:17:03 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NYer

Beheadings of Catholics.....White House approved. Heck Sharia White House approved.


8 posted on 06/29/2013 1:22:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

& most Catholics voted for Obama


9 posted on 06/29/2013 1:33:04 PM PDT by patriciamary (9)
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To: ColdOne

Without a doubt, that is the grisliest sight I’ve ever witnessed. The savage beheading took place in front of kids, who appeared to be enjoying the spectacle. The beheaders have earned a confirmed seat on Charon’s boat. The victims are on their way to heaven, having been martyred for their faith.


10 posted on 06/29/2013 1:38:04 PM PDT by Ax
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To: dragnet2

Yes, I have been saying all along that I am far less worried by Mexican “illegals” than I am by the Muslim “legals” that Obama has been bringing here, even taking out of the Latin American quota to bring them in (most Latin Americans don’t know this).

Illegals will go away, either when the economic demand dries up or when their own economy improves. Legally imported, completely non-vetted and then government-subsidized Muslims will not.


11 posted on 06/29/2013 1:41:43 PM PDT by livius
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To: Ax

Is the NSA recording all the video downloads and viewings?

Are they going to watch each one?

Hmmmm?


12 posted on 06/29/2013 1:43:24 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: patriciamary

Actually, most Catholics who go to Mass regularly didn’t vote for him. The problem is that when surveys ask people of traditionally Catholic descent for their religious identity, they will say “Catholic” even if they haven’t set foot in a church since their baptism.

I think the clergy was not good about speaking out and the Catholic turnout and vote would have been better if they had, but don’t blame Catholics for electing Obama. We’re not the majority here.


13 posted on 06/29/2013 1:45:30 PM PDT by livius
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To: NYer
I'd rather look at this picture, thank you.


14 posted on 06/29/2013 1:50:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: NYer

So what is the Pope doing about this atrosity? He should go the UN and tell the world how blood thirsty Islamic Jihadists are a threat to humanity world wide.


15 posted on 06/29/2013 1:52:57 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: NYer

Every time someone tries to tell me that islam is a religion of peace…


16 posted on 06/29/2013 1:59:39 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: NYer

Atilla the Hun was (in)famous for beheading the Archbishop of Reims in his Cathedral.


17 posted on 06/29/2013 2:00:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Re: Atilla. I thought civilization was supposed to have advanced since those atrocities took place...


18 posted on 06/29/2013 2:02:28 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: livius

>Actually, most Catholics who go to Mass regularly didn’t vote for him.<

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Most definitely not true — you are very misinformed.

We have members on the church staff who drive around with Obama/Biden stickers on their cars and they are not black.

I personally know of a well-to-do lawyer and his wife who voted for Obama and they attend Mass every Sunday.


19 posted on 06/29/2013 2:06:33 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Ax
took place in front of kids, who appeared to be enjoying the spectacle

Heck, how many spectators were recording the "event" with their cell phones?

20 posted on 06/29/2013 2:14:15 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: 353FMG

My Catholic siblings all voted for Obama.


21 posted on 06/29/2013 2:18:01 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: livius
Yes, I have been saying all along that I am far less worried by Mexican “illegals” than I am by the Muslim “legals”

Mexico isn't much different...

The bodies of seven men arranged in chairs are pictured in Uruapan, in the Mexican state of Michoacan, March 23, 2013.

In fact, I think more people have been beheaded in Mexico, than Afghanistan in the past several years.

22 posted on 06/29/2013 2:23:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NYer
I see they're letting little children watch so they'll grow up to be fine members of the "Religion of Peace". Given the number of phones present there will be lovely, large, posters of assorted highlights will be for sale all over the ME in short order just like there were posters of the World Trade Center burning all over the ME.

Good little Muzzie boys in well heeled neighborhoods usually have a poster of their favorite nigh naked Western babe, their favorite Mooze Lame Western sports star, and now they can have a poster of their favorite Catholic with his head sitting on his back and the faithful cheering his executioner.

But, some people are still so foolish that they believe you can talk with mad dogs like these rather than killing them and destroying the source of the infection.

23 posted on 06/29/2013 2:31:15 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: NYer
This is about as evil as evil gets. Bammy is not alone, why we got on our side lord McCain and Linda.
24 posted on 06/29/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: NYer

I suppose this could morph into a prayer thread...as it should! For the martyr Francois the Priest:

O God of all spirits and of every flesh, Who did trod down death and overcome the devil, bestowing life on this Your world, to the soul of this Your servant the priest Francois, departed this life, do You Yourself, O Lord, give rest in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment, from where pain and sorrow and mourning have fled away. Every sin by him committed in thought, word, or deed, do You as our Good and Loving God forgive; seeing that there is no man who shall live and sin not, for You alone are without sin. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your Law is truth; for You are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Your servant the priest Francois, departed this life, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up glory, with Your Eternal Father and Your All-Holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit; both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

I encourage all of you to put aside your rage and tomorrow and now pray for this new martyr.

K


25 posted on 06/29/2013 2:48:36 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: dragnet2

The Mexican gangs actually started doing this after being inspired by the Islamic terrorists. They found that terror worked.

And since the US has never responded to the Muslims as it should have (extermination),Mexican thugs took their cue from us and from the painful weakness of Mexico as a state- and except for a few brave women and some men - all of them dead now - Mexico unofficially gave up.

But that’s cool. We’re giving up now too.


26 posted on 06/29/2013 3:00:49 PM PDT by livius
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To: NYer

As they capture their barbarism on video devices invented by Westerners, not by their backward “culture.”


27 posted on 06/29/2013 3:01:34 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Former Fetus

“Heck, how many spectators were recording the “event” with their cell phones?”

As many as in London? It’s a sick world.


28 posted on 06/29/2013 3:09:10 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Mamzelle

Why??

He doesn’t care.

He knows what is going on, he isn’t stupid, he has intelligence sources that tell him they are killing Christians. Obviously he doesn’t care.

Neither does the Muslim in the White House.


29 posted on 06/29/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: livius

Our wonderful neighbors in Mexico?...Ya want to see real brutal off the scale horrific?

Let me know, I’ll send ya the links..


30 posted on 06/29/2013 5:19:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Kolokotronis

Thank you.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.


31 posted on 06/29/2013 5:23:49 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYer

I look forward to the day every damn one of these MF’ers are thrown into the Lake of Fire for eternity. Including the ones in the WH.


32 posted on 06/29/2013 5:43:31 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Cracker Barrel is racist and I demand that they change their name.)
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To: Old Yeller

Don’t look forward to that. We want EVEN THEM to be saved. There’s nothing wrong with wanting them to meet the justice they deserve, however.


33 posted on 06/29/2013 6:02:59 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Former Fetus

I was going to comment on that fact. Were they going to pass the video along to their families and friends? What a bunch of sickos.


34 posted on 06/29/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by Ax
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To: NYer

I just shared this on FB, here is my post.

This disturbs me greatly even though I am not a Catholic, we are Christians thus believers in Christ Jesus as our Savior. 0bama is supporting these animals that are killing and beheading Christians. This priest was beheaded on June 23rd the Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge.

We are in a battle here for the survival of our Republic and it looks like this administration has drawn us in to a battle where we do not belong. Like Sarah Palin said, LET ALLAH SORT THEM OUT!


35 posted on 06/29/2013 6:16:46 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Yes. No.


36 posted on 06/29/2013 6:18:08 PM PDT by Ax
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To: NYer

I cannot watch the video but glad it’s available.

We are toast.

.


37 posted on 06/29/2013 6:27:26 PM PDT by Mears
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To: patriciamary

What about the 95 percent of black Protestants who voted for Obama. Work on them, please.

That’s a huge number!


38 posted on 06/29/2013 7:50:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

I started to watch the video but then decided not to. You want people to be free in places like Syria, Iraq, and Egypt, but then you see a type of human animal that almost begs for a dictator


39 posted on 06/29/2013 8:14:39 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: NYer
In related news:

Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee holds meeting in Rome


40 posted on 06/29/2013 9:59:40 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: Kolokotronis

Thank you for the prayer. Amen


41 posted on 06/29/2013 10:07:31 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: patriciamary; Salvation
It is nice to know that while the Muzzies behead Catholics and non-Catholics alike a video of their handiwork inspires some people to blame Catholics for this country having a Muzzie president. Especially since the largest single block of voters claimed their religion dictated how they should vote are the "Evangelicals" who refused to vote for a Mormon. Such folks clearly don't mind our current Muzzie King to the only alternative we had. In reality, the difference between the number of Catholics who voted for Romney or for Barry is well within the margin of error of the polls that show Barry having a 2% advantage in some States. Catholics were so close to evenly split even in States like NY that they really just canceled one another's votes out. The same can't be said for non-Catholic Christians.

The real bottom line is that there were thirteen million fewer people who voted Republican in the 2012 election than voted Republican in the 2008 election. They just stayed home and watched Romney lose by around three million votes. Without a doubt it's the people who voted for McCain in 2008 but who stayed home in 2012 that are responsible for Barry still being in office.

The only large block of folks that can be clearly identified by their religion who made a difference in 2012 is the sixteen million plus mostly "Evangelical", black folks. They voted by 95% or more for King Barry even though they claim to be solid non-Catholic Christians who are against abortion and very much against queers marrying one another or being recognized as anything but perverts.

How are conservatives where you are reaching out to those non-Catholic Christian black folks? Are there some forums where a lot of black folks participate where they can be slammed and slandered when some Muzzie beheads a Catholic priest? Or is there an outreach program that goes right to their churches and puts little comic books under the windshield wipers of the cars in the church parking lot?

42 posted on 06/30/2013 4:57:54 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: NYer
crucifix

Lord, have mercy on the souls of these martyrs.

What a sickening example of ruthless, vicious, brutal, savage, frenzied, monstrous, murderous, maniacal butchery. Obviously another frightening facet of Satan's culture of death.

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Gal 6:7

43 posted on 06/30/2013 6:57:44 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: NYer
I just posted this song on another thread, but I thought it might also be appropriate here:


44 posted on 06/30/2013 7:46:17 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: dragnet2

And not a peep from Congress.


45 posted on 07/01/2013 3:54:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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