Ma'loula, September 10, 2013
It is incomprehensible that Obama would be supporting these savages while Putin is calling for the protection of Christian holy places in Maaloula, Syria. Obama's abandonment of religious minorities under Islamic attack and under the sharia will be the legacy most notorious and remembered of his failed presidency.
And where are the church leaders in America on this? Are they too busy banning counter-jihad speakers?
"Moscow is deeply concerned over the fact that terrorist attacks in Syria have affected Maalula, a symbol of the Christian presence in this country. Its residents speak the Aramaic language, which is almost extinct and is the language in which Jesus Christ preached, and the churches located in this city are among the oldest and most honored churches of Christians," the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department said in a commentary last Friday.
Witnesses report desecrations, forced conversion to Islam in Syrian Christian village Catholic World News, September 12, 2013
Some Christians who fled from the historic village of Ma’loula, one of three villages in which Aramaic is still spoken, have written a letter to the United States Congress describing what they witnessed following its seizure by rebel forces, AsiaNews reported.
Members of the Al-Nusra Front, a jihadist Syrian rebel group designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations, the United States, and other nations, looted “monasteries and churches, removing sacred images as they went on, ordering residents to abandon their religion, to convert to Islam to save their life,” the residents wrote.
“I saw people wearing Al-Nusra headbands who started shooting at crosses,” one resident told Agence France-Presse. An Al-Nusra fighter “put a pistol to the head of my neighbor and forced him to convert to Islam by obliging him to repeat ‘there is no God but [Allah].’ Afterwards they joked, ‘He’s one of ours now.’”
A woman told Agence France-Presse that her fiancé was murdered after he refused to convert to Islam. The woman said that his killer mocked her and said, “Jesus didn’t come to save him.”
Obama-backed Muslim terrorists in Syria are seen attacking this convent inthe video below.
"A video appears: militants break into St. Thecla Convent in Ma'loula" Pravoslavie. September 12, 2013 (thanks to Filip)
The Romphea agency has uploaded a video showing militants breakng into St. Thecla's Convent in Ma'loula.
The militants demand that the nuns leave the Convent immediately.
It has also been reported that two groups of about 30 Orthodox Christians will attempt to prevent the occupation of St. Thecla's Convent by the Muslim terrorists.
Ma'loula is asking for our prayers.