Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mass Graves of Slaughtered Christians Found in Syria

Not that anyone in the West seems to care. The rebels being trained and armed by our government are the ones murdering Christians in the name of Allah. But we have to show our tolerance by funding Jihad.

ICN—The bodies of 30 Christian civilians, including women and children, killed by Islamist militias, have been found in two separate mass graves, in the city of Sadad. The number of Christian civilians confirmed dead in this small town halfway between Homs and Damascus has reached 45. Many are injured and several are missing.

The city of Sadad, a Christian settlement, was invaded and occupied by Islamist militias on 21 October. It was recaptured in recent days by the Syrian regular army. When the representatives of the Patriarchate and families of the victims returned to their town they found to their horror two mass graves, where they found the bodies of their relatives and friends. In an atmosphere of grief, outrage and emotion, the funerals of the 30 Christians were celebrated by Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama.

According to eyewitnesses, many of the civilians were killed by militia gangs of 'Al- Nusra Front' and 'Daash'. The city has been completely destroyed and looted. Some of the militants who invaded the city were holed up in the Syriac Orthodox Church of St Theodore, which was profaned. Sadad is an ancient Syriac village which dates back to 2000 BC located in the region of Qalamoon, north of Damascus. It had 14 churches, a monastery, temples, historic landmarks and archaeological sites.

Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh said: "What happened in Sadad is the most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria in the past two and a half years... 45 innocent civilians were martyred for no reason, and among them several women and children, many thrown into mass graves. Other civilians were threatened and terrorized. 30 were wounded and 10 are still missing.

"For one week, 1,500 families were held as hostages and human shields. Among them children, the elderly, the young, men and women. Some of them fled on foot travelling eight kilometres from Sadad to Al-Hafer to find refuge. About 2,500 families fled from Sadad, taking only their clothes, due to the irruption of armed groups and today they are refugees scattered between Damascus, Homs, Fayrouza, Zaydal, Maskane, and Al-Fhayle".

The Archbishop said: "There is no electricity, water and telephone in the city. All the houses of Sadad were robbed and property looted. The churches are damaged and desecrated, deprived of old books and precious furniture. Schools, government buildings, municipal buildings have been destroyed, along with the post office, the hospital and the clinic".

"What happened in Sadad" he said "is the largest massacre of Christians in Syria and the second in the Middle East, after the one in the Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Iraq, in 2010".

Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh concluded: "We have shouted aid to the world but no one has listened to us. Where is the Christian conscience? Where is human consciousness? Where are my brothers? I think of all those who are suffering today in mourning and discomfort: We ask everyone to pray for us". (Source)

5 comments:

Reality Check said...

This is very sad. So much history destroyed in so little time. Why are our politicians so indifferent to what the Islamic jihad is doing to Christians in the Middle East>

bam bamba said...

These are the people being supported by those in the corridors of power in the western world. What is happening in Syria is unimaginable. Assad was bad but those wanting him out of office are several times worse.

hugh watt said...

True martyrdom!

hugh watt said...

I wonder who she'll (KK) be fighting? Maybe the jihadists who think she's dressed in an un-Islamic way.

"Marvel Comics will release a new comic book series, called Ms. Marvel, featuring a Muslim heroine.

The series, which will debut in February, will star Kamala Khan, a teenage girl who discovers she has shape-shifting powers.

“Captain Marvel represents an ideal that Kamala pines for,” series writer and Islamic convert G. Willow Wilson told the New York Times. “She’s strong, beautiful and doesn’t have any of the baggage of being Pakistani and ‘different.’”

Sana Amanat, a Muslim-American and one of the two Marvel editors who came up with the loose idea of Kamala — along with Steve Wacker of Spider-Man fame — added, “It’s also sort of like when I was a little girl and wanted to be Tiffani-Amber Thiessen” from Saved by the Bell.

“It was really important for me to portray Kamala as someone who is struggling with her faith,” Wilson said. She added that the series will deal directly with how “familial and religious edicts mesh with super-heroics.”

Marvel Comics Introduce Muslim Girl Superhero 'Kamala Khan'

rowland said...

" Where is the Christian conscience? Where is human consciousness? Where are my brothers"?

I'm sorry ArchBishop but, the "Christian" world is more interested in Inter-religious dialogue and concerned about the feelings of Atheist and secularists who turn a blind eye to what is happening to our brothers and sisters but will be quick to judge and condemn us if we should try to defend ourselves against these devil worshippers.