Sunday, June 30, 2013

Syrian Priest Francois Murad Beheaded by Muslims

The U.S. government is funding rebels who behead priests while shouting "Allahu Akbar," so that these rebels can take over a country with a large Christian minority. This is absolute madness.

Franciscan Priest Francois Murad
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

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.

"Let us pray," writes the Custos of the Holy Land Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, "so that this absurd and shameful war ends soon and that the people of Syria can go back to living a normal life." Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, titular of the Syrian Catholic archeparchy in Hassaké-Nisibis reports to Fides: "The whole story of Christians in the Middle East is marked and made fruitful by the blood of the martyrs of many persecutions. Lately, father Murad sent me some messages that clearly showed how conscious he was of living in a dangerous situation, and offered his life for peace in Syria and around the world."

This should make it clear to Christians around the world what jihadists are about. Make no mistake. Catholics and Christians around the globe are under dire threat, particularly from the spread of militant Islam. Until the threat is recognized and taken seriously, martyrdoms like this will continue.

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. (Source)

Click here for video of the beheading. ***WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC***

Meanwhile, Great Britain is banning people who discuss Jihad:


Strings said...

Awful, but remember he is now with the Presence of the King....the fact that this was carried out with all the sick bxxxxxds filming the act of their phones and children are there.....we really are dealing with the demonic here.

John 16:2
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

Revelation 20:4
Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of the God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands.

And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”

TAREK said...

Osama Abdullah,
Tell us in the name of which god this is done? Whose teaching is this? Is it from the HOLY BIBLE or the quran?
Please come clean as I have tears into my eyes. Come to CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR. AMEN

Daniel Meah said...

he wasnt killed by muslims he was killed by terrorists backed by the west. SYria is a secular state (but the west is trying to turn it into a wahabbi state such as KSA)

David Wood said...

Oh, so those weren't Muslims shouting "Allahu Akbar" while beheading a priest? Thanks for your brilliant input.

Sam said...

Wow Daniel, you are simply brilliant! Can you tell me whether such brilliance is hereditary, meaning does it run in your family, or did you acquire it all on your own?

Theodore Sangma said...

daniel you are just ridiculous & it clearly shows how ignorant you are.

Jaison Daniel said...

Muslims and Leftists say that only 1% of Muslims are extremists and that they have perverted the teachings of the Quran. Last time I checked, the majority of people living in Pakistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Libya, and a few other countries are Muslims. They sanction the strict laws of Sharia such as amputations, stoning, blasphemy executions, honor killings, etc. All these people make up 1% of the Muslim population? I didn't know the UK and US had 99% of the world's Muslims.

Osama Abdallah said...

"Osama Abdullah,
Tell us in the name of which god this is done? Whose teaching is this? Is it from the HOLY BIBLE or the quran?
Please come clean as I have tears into my eyes. Come to CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR. AMEN"

The crimes were read in Arabic for the individuals. It appears that he was one of Bashar's loyalists. It could also be someone looking like him who was beheaded, because they were calling him "SHABBEEH" (Bashar's shite thugs who are notorious in stabbing children).

I am not sure if this video is even about the Catholic Priest. Where is the confirmation that it was him, and he wasn't simply killed from a bomb or a stray bullet?

Osama Abdallah

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Deleting said...

I didn't watch the video. I believe it happened though.
This makes me want to cry. rescuechristians. Everyone, go there and make a donation! Something. Anything would help rescue these people.

Unknown said...

Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways -Is.59:7

Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil (?allah) will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown-Rev.2:10
Take heart my people come what may-We Win in the end.

Matt said...

The time of Christianity is nearing an end. Western civilization is nearing an end. Unfortunately, the end of these things will not be a gentle fading off into the sunset.

If you remember Nebuchadnezzar's statue, then you will also remember it gets smashed in the end. This suggests that leading governments/civilizations hanging around near the end will get smashed or obliterated. Also, this smashing will come suddenly and unexpectedly.

When you see amazingly stupid actions by western governments, then know your time is just about up.

goethechosemercy said...

First time I've ever heard of a Franciscan cleric being accused of child murder.
A lie can only do its damage if it is believed.
The end of Christianity?
The end of the West?
Don't speak too soon.

Unknown said...

Arrow said...

"I am not sure if this video is even about the Catholic Priest. Where is the confirmation that it was him"

Just like you're not sure that Al-Qaeda perpetrated the 9/11 attacks and that the Tsarnaev brothers were involved in the Boston bombings.

In your mindset, Muslims never do wrong. They are, by essence, innocent. If anything went wrong, it either a lie or there is a sneaky Christian or a Jewish conspirator behind it.

It's not your fault, by the way. You are victim of the most deranged and hateful ideology ever to plague mankind.

chapel said...

@Osama, how old are you? you know after 9/11 Osama was the number 1 new name of muslims. muslims love when americans die, well they love when any non muslim dies. It's a victory to them. islam is a cancer on this planet

Foolster41 said...

Disgusting. Notice, ladies and gentlemen, how Obama does not condemn this action by fellow Muslims (why would he, after all he said he wants a "bloodbath" against Coptic Christians) but instead insists that there is no proof the video matches the description (as if that makes this less vile! Like all good muslims he refuses to believe accusations against an other muslim, but has no problem throwing all kinds of unfounded accusations against others (like the claim that Christianity promotes prostitution, adultery, alcoholism etc. which Osama STILL HAS NOT APOLOGIZED FOR). DISGUSTING!

Osama: Do you now condemn this? If not, why not? (Also, stop ignoring me)

Tom said...


Read this found at the VERY TOP of the article:

"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."

Quoting you:
"Where is the CONFIRMATION that it was him, and he wasn't simply killed from a BOMB or a STRAY BULLET?"

islam causes the adherent to loose all sense of decorum, fair mindedness,logic, ability to comprehend simple passges etc

Osama, the way you treated this very simple article, shows that by using the islamic approach of selective reading, brutal twisting of facts & with pathetic senseless conjecture, assumptions,shows that you are defending the indefensible!!

The statement of FACT in the first part of the article says the priest was BEHEADED.
If you have any decency left you should CONDEMN that bit FIRST!
Your pathetic sick attempt at justification clearly shows satan's hand at work!!

The Incredible Actor said...

I found this article and it sais that the preist was not beheaded: