Skip to comments.Eyewitness: "The aim of the militants was to kill as many as possible Christian inhabitants"
Posted on 09/07/2013 6:50:13 PM PDT by annalex
On September 5th the Syrian opposition armed groups attempted to capture Maalula, the town populated mostly by Christians, located 60 km from Damascus. The correspondent of "Voice of Russia" got in touch with the eyewitness to the events, which was in town during the assault, Vail Malas.
Maalula town is best known for the fact that its inhabitants speak a dialect of Aramaic, which is close to the language of Jesus Christ. Government troops repulsed the attack, but the militants related to "Dzhabhat en-Nusra" and "Al-Qaeda", managed to gain a foothold on the surrounding heights, from where they continue to shell the town.
That's what told the "Voice of Russia" an eyewitness, who was at the time of the assault in the city, activistWael Malas:
- You were in town Maalula during the assault. What happened there?
- I was visiting relatives in Maalula and met with monks and nuns, when terrorists, "al-Nusra Dzhabhat" and other armed groups, stormed into the city,. They seized the oldest world's first female monastery of Saints Thecla, the Monastery of the Holy Prophet Elijah and a tourist hotel. After that, they began to destroy buildings and desecrate the shrine. Most of the monks and nuns were expelled, some were captured. Several priests killed. All crosses, chandeliers and other church utensils, whatever had any material value was stolen. The rest was burned.
Now these two monasteries are occupied by snipers militants because they are at higher elevations. In addition, we have noticed that the militants had a strange weapon that I had never seen before, I can not even describe it.
The Syrian General: "Sirens and shelters are ready for a possible attack" [in Russian]
It all started when a suicide car bomb drew up and exploded and killed a large number of soldiers in the army checkpoint in the city. After that, several dozen vehicles mounted with weapons entered the city. Foot militants walked alongside. The total number of militants was in the thousands, I could not count them, it seemed that all the forces were transferred to Maalula. When they entered the city, they shouted that will cleanse the earth of sinners. Their goal was to kill as many Christian inhabitants and blow up the maximum number of churches.
I would like to note that the media do not tell the one terrible fact: in the militants started checking people's passports and once saw a man's Christian name, he immediately shot him in the head and walked to the next resident.
Expert: extremists want to dispel the Christians around the world [in Russian]
Patriarch Kirill cautioned against infringing on the rights of Christians [in Russian]
I managed to escape only because during the attack, we were not far off the main highway in the city, where there was a bus, and the driver collected the maximum number of people and left. I was one of the lucky ones. We dressed in the most simple clothes; children and women were with us. A few hours later we learned that the highway was also captured.
All materials on "Syria: be there or not be a war?" read here [in Russian]
Previous on the Syrian Civil War:
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"
Seems very obvious that Muslims are direct tools of Satan. No other explanation is possible.
those sons of the devil
Please put me on the ping list. Thank you.
But Kerry says this is just 10% to 25% of the opposition forces that are evil, murdering bastards. My question is why should we help any of the opposition when they can’t control this small percentage that Kerry says is evil. My suspicion is that the opposition runs 95% percent evil, 4 percent kinda evil and 1% only a little evil.
Slaughtering Christians is perfectly consistent with the Obama doctrine. Next to Jews, they’re the most reviled by American leftists. George Zimmerman, along with celebrities like Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin can attest to the violent propensities of the left-coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
Let's go and fight on behalf of these wonderful rebels. Uh-huh, yeah! We need to become Al-Qaeda's Air Force.
These moderates deserve our support.
Ah, the militants Obama is training and arming want to kill all Christians now. Amazing.
Sad state of affairs when we have to get the news from Russia.
Leave Satan out of it — they seem to be direct tools of this government and that includes Congress.
Aren’t we, and that includes Boner and Reid, about to support those who kill Christians? Whose side are we on?
Not surprising... if there’s anything those Allah-screamers hate worse than the “wrong” sect of themselves, it’s Christians and Jews.
I’m amazed by the number of neo-con leftists we have here at FR who are joining obuma, McCain and Graham and backing them.
Please add me to your ping list.
Nope... it would take a pair of scissors more powerful than known to man, to snip Eph 6 out of the bible.
The devil’s IN there. Always has been. Might as well deal with this devil. Christians can.
That’s their whole goal in life.
I posted my thoughts on muzzlemen earlier today. It was pulled so fast it didn’t even leave a shadow.
Obama’s kind of people. #disgust
So Assad's guys are the Bad Guys?
More I see of this the more I'm convinced he's going ugly because he has to.
Muslim fanaticism radicalizes everyone around them: you can't be reasonable with an insane, violent opposition.
We Atom Bombed the Japanese civilian population not once but twice. As bad as the Imperial Japanese Army was in treating civilians and prisoners, they were nothing compared to these fried brains animals. If Assad were to A-Bomb a couple of their towns, what legitimate criticism would we have?
An Israeli from Kiryat Shmona once said that in the Middle East, if you are weak, you are dead.
This is what secularists and Christians face.
If Assad is resorting to gas, maybe there's a reason.
Someone tell me why we're gonna jump into this on the side of the Muslim Nazis who want to exterminate Christianity.