|Project Censored | Mar 5, 2014|
Tens of thousands of Christians are fleeing Syria as U.S. and Saudi-backed jihadi “rebel” groups encroach on once-peaceful areas and conduct mass slaughters of those who will not convert to Islam. Raymon Ibrahim describes one of many massacres of Christians in Sadad, Syria carried out by mercenary armies that left in its wake ”mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches.”
Sadad is an ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian inhabitance, referenced in the Old Testament. Most area residents are poor and remotely located in desert regions between Homs and Damascus.
In October 2013, U.S-supported rebel groups invaded and occupied Sadad for over a week, only to be chased out by the Syrian military. In addition to other atrocities committed, 45 Christians—including women and children—were killed, several being tortured to death. Mercenary forces also ransacked and destroyed Sadat’s 14 churches, some of which were ancient monuments. In addition, the bodies of a six-member family ranging from ages 16 to 90 were found at the bottom of a well.
The jihadi terrorists shot explicit videos (with English subtitles) of the massacre and individual atrocities, while shouting Islam’s victory-cry, “Allahu Akbar.”
Zvi Bar’el, “Once Protected, Christians Have Become Fair Game in Iraq and Syria,” Haaretz.com, December 18, 2013, http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/.premium-1.563966.
Raymon Ibrahim, “Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria Ignored,” Raymond Ibrahim, November 21, 2013, http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/largest-massacre-of-christians-in-syria-ignored/.
“’Whole Families Murdered’: Syrian Rebels Execute Over 80 Civilians Outside Damascus,” RT.com, December 15, 2013, http://rt.com/news/syria-adra-civilian-execution-289/.
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