Ethnic Cleansing of Christians in Syria by Rebel Forces Linked to Al-Qaeda

Obama’s “Arab Spring” marches on:

Abuse of the opposition forces, “ethnic cleansing” of Christians in Homs, where Jesuits remains

Damascus (Agenzia Fides) – While the Syrian opposition forces have been guilty of violence, abuse, torture – as stated in a report released yesterday by the NGO “Human Rights Watch” – in Homs there is “an ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians”, carried out by members of the “Brigade Faruq”, close to Al Qaeda.

So says a note sent to Fides by the Syrian Orthodox Church, which includes 60% of Christians in Syria. Militant armed Islamists – says the note – have managed to expel 90% of Christians in Homs and confiscated their homes by force. According to Orthodox Metropolitan sources, the militants went door to door in the neighborhoods of Hamidiya and Bustan al-Diwan, forcing Christians to flee, without giving them the chance to take their belongings. The “Faruq Brigade” is run by armed elements of Al-Qaeda and various Wahhabi groups and includes mercenaries from Libya and Iraq.

The Vicar Apostolic of Aleppo, Mgr. Giuseppe Nazzaro told Fides: “We have no sources to confirm this information directly, but we can say that these relationships are beginning to break down the wall of silence built up to now by the press worldwide. In this situation Islamist and terrorist movements are making headway”.

The Vicar remembers with concern some recent episodes: “Last Sunday, a car bomb exploded in Aleppo packed with TNT, in the vicinity of the school of the Franciscan fathers. By a miracle a massacre of children was avoided, at the Center of catechesis of the Church of St. Bonaventure: only because the Franciscan, sensing danger, made the children leave 15 minutes before the usual time. Other bombs exploded in Damascus: these are bad signs for religious minorities”. On the prospects of the situation, the Vicar says, “I am confident that peace can return: for this we Christians count on constant praying”.

Meanwhile, in Homs, say sources of Fides, some Jesuits who have decided to stay in the city are giving a heroic witness: promising to bring comfort and humanitarian aid to people in need, they fulfill their mission being “bridge builders”. The religious claim that the forces involved are inspired to tolerance, cultural and religious pluralism, calling for dialogue, rejecting violence and calling for respect for human dignity and values of the Gospel. The Jesuits in Syria are engaged in the service to young people, refugees, education of children and adults, interreligious dialogue, in rural development projects. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 21/3/2012)

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3 Comments on “Ethnic Cleansing of Christians in Syria by Rebel Forces Linked to Al-Qaeda”

  1. islams not for me Says:

    More evidence that islam is not similar to Christianity or Judaism…

  2. Pete Says:

    This is simply a fact. The Bible contains no open-ended, universal command to make war against and subjugate unbelievers, like Qur’an 9:29. Muhammad commanded his followers to wage war against unbelievers who refused to convert to Islam, and to subjugate them as dhimmis (Sahih Muslim 4294). When did Jesus ever say anything like that?

    Islamic jihad, based on the Islamic principle that “Islam must dominate, and not be dominated,” and that Muslims must not, when they have the strength to overturn it, accept rule by the kuffar.

    Islam is a law-based religion, to a much greater extent than any other religion we know of. And utterly incomparable to the Jewish religion that is also called a law-based religion by some. The Islamic law of faith, Sharia, is also the civil law of Islam. The main offering of Islam is to replace other legal systems with Sharia. As a Danish-speaking imam stated: “You request me to condemn stoning of women, but what can I do, when my god demands stoning of women?”

    Everybody knows that Turkey, Egypt, North Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and other Islamic nations (there are 57 in all) are nearly 100% Muslim. Those countries were Christian, Buddhist and Hindu. Exactly how did this change to Muslim happen?
    When you read history it seems that Islam came, and, magically, the countries are Islamic. But of course an event of this magnitude did not simply happen. But our schools insist that Islam “just happens.” In fact, the entire history of the rise of Islamic imperialism is denied in the curriculum of our private, state and religious schools.
    Our schools don’t teach how Islam transforms each and every nation it invades to pure Islam, how it happens and what the consequences are. This is the law of Islamic saturation.

    Our history denies the truth of the Islamification of civilizations. Actually, our history denies that Islam is even involved. It was the Turks, the Arabs, the Moors and so on. There is no Islam, just some ethnic group.

    Look even closer at the history and ask this question: how many Kafirs (non-Muslims) died in Islamic conquest? You may find a number of dead here and there at a particular battle, but the establishment answer of the number murdered by jihad is zero, zip, none. In fact, there was not even a category called “jihad deaths.” You see Islam just happens.

    If the answer to the total jihad deaths is not zero, then the Center for the Study of Political Islam proposes that 270 million Kafirs have been murdered over the last 1400 years. This figure includes 60 million Christians and 80 million Hindus. What if only 30 million Christians had been killed? Does that mean that we should continue for churches to ignore the Coptic murders in Egypt today and deny the million Armenians killed in the 20th century? Would Hindus have more or less courage if only 50 million, instead of 80 million had been murdered?

    This is a civilizational problem, not an accounting problem. It is not that we deny that 270 have been killed by jihad; we deny that Islam is even at war with all Kafirs and Kafir civilization. A better kill number won’t erase the cowardice that blinds us today to an acknowledgment that Islam has a history of annihilating all civilization—the law of Islamic saturation, the law of a 7th century barbaric cult of violence, destruction and death.

    • Big Frank Says:

      As I have said before this is just another sad chapter in the 1400+ year old war being perpetrated by the ‘followers of the teachings of the prophet’ against the Infidels. So the pogrom against Christians and other ‘unclean’ and ‘unholy’ Infidels continues. I agree the problem is Islam yet few will even dare to say it. I am getting sick of the PC BS and tap dancing by the political class, and the spineless MSM and their lame excuses and apologies.

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