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Syria: Thousands Flee After “Opposition” Rebels Execute Priest, Loot, Burn Monastary In Northern Syria

Syrian Report – “On Sunday, June 23, Syrian Catholic priest François Murad was murdered in the locality of Gassanieh, northern Syria, according to a statement from the Custody of the Holy Land sent to the Fides Agency.

Murad (49), having led a religious life and studied in Palestine, was ordained a priest and set about building a monastery in Gassanieh, Idlib.

Murad was targeted by armed militants, while he was residing at the monastery, which was dedicated to Saint Simon Stylite.

Citing the head of all Franciscans in the Holy Land, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Vatican News Agency said that Father Murad recently chose a monastic way of life and resorted to the monastery, with Franciscan Friars, a few weeks earlier.

‘The world must know that the support of gunmen by the west is helping extremists in killing Syrians’, Pizzaballa said, adding that, ‘with such stances, not a single Christian will remain in the East.’

According to local sources, the monastery was raided by gunmen, who proceeded to execute François Murad, loot and burn the building. Four-thousand people are reported to have since fled the area.

Christians in Syria are being increasing targeted by sectarian armed groups in Syria, of which there are between several hundred and over a thousand.” Read more.


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The video should be sent to all branches of Government

From Obama and the Cabinet to Congress to the Supreme Court. But since Congress is more closely connected to you locally, I heartily endorse starting with them.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thank you, fireant, carcrashclutter, etc,for revealing the truth

Obama's "opposition forces" sawed off the head of a priest while still alive.

Do you suppose these freakish, head-chopping, heart-eating, psychopaths are going to give back the weapons the CIA is trafficking to them once Assad is deposed?

Is it really worth the horrifying consequences of destabilizing all these Arab countries merely to punish them for refusing to knuckle under to the IMF banksters?

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

fireant's picture

What's more disturbing,

is OBarry has made arrangements for 10,000 of these same people to take up residence in the U.S.!

Undo what Wilson did

Obama's "rebels" with a cause....

Expanding extreme Islamist hegemony across the planet is their cause. Why are we arming them, exactly? Do you suppose they'll give all those fancy weapons back to the CIA when they've deposed Assad? No chance they'll ever turn them against American troops or civilians, or against innocent civilians, right?

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Did you or did you not

pass this to ALL of your Christian relatives and friends. Where in the hell is the famous american christianity right now? And btw where is mr. Santorum, glorious candidate for the president of the US?

The source seems legit

With the Google Adsense banners on the article page, and since I was not familiar with www.globalresearch.ca, I had some initial reservations on the reporting.

After doing some research and finding this article, I find the source legitimate and the story credible.

This reply is for anyone who may have been wondering about the publisher's background like me.

UPDATE Here's the link to the original source: http://syriareport.net/catholic-priest-executed-as-foreign-w...

If the link is broken because of heavy traffic, here's an archived copy of the article.

fireant's picture

I have to ask...

Where is the anti-war left? I know, there are a few dissenting voices, but why are not thousands of protesters circling the White House? Surely not just because it's one of their guys in there right now?

Undo what Wilson did

No, it is also because the victims are not part of a 'favored'..

minority. Favored minorities are: illegal aliens and Muslim factions ( only as long as they are in a minority status in a country, however). Christians are oppressive here, in the Almighty Obama Administration's opinion, so it will not not defend them from persecution overseas.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

fireant's picture

They cut his head off while alive, is a more accurate

depiction than "execute".
Here's the link again, for anyone brave enough to watch:

Undo what Wilson did

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Can this video

Make it to John mccains desk?

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain

I would think so.

Flood his email with links. Flood his Twitter with links. Flood his FaceBook with links.

I'll link to the video

Along with giving the strong warning that it is just as gruesome as one could imagine. Don't bother if you think it'll be too much for you.


legalize, I'm not religious and consider myself agnostic, but I'm still appalled. I'm appalled at the way rebels are targeting Christians. I'm appalled that these rebels are the very people this country's government is assisting. I'm appalled that this country's media is absolutely mum on this subject because this country's government can't afford everyone else being appalled by it.

Can we all get along here?

Christians Atheists Agnostics etc...Can we all get along here?

Can this post get an up-vote from non-religion oriented patriot?

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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It just did :)

It just did :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain