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Reported Beheading of Syrian Priest Boosts Fear for Christiansí Safety
CNSnews ^ | July 1, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 07/01/2013 9:55:17 AM PDT by yoe

aims that a Catholic priest has been beheaded by jihadist rebels in Syria are drawing new attention to the plight of Syrian Christians, caught in the middle of a brutal struggle and said by campaigners to face an existential threat.

Last week the Vatican reported that a Catholic priest, Francois Murad, had been killed by militants who attacked a monastery in northern Syria on Sunday, June 23.

Jabhat al-Nusrah is an al-Qaeda front group viewed by regional experts as one of the most effective among the rebel formations fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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The Obama administration, which last December blacklisted al-Nusrah as a foreign terrorist organization, has agreed to supply weapons to anti-Assad rebels, stressing the U.S. will only support “moderates” in the opposition ranks.

Western church leaders concerned about Syrian Christians are among those who have urged the U.S. and European governments (not to add more arms) to the conflict.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beheading; islam; jihad; randsconcerntrolls; sharia; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 07/01/2013 9:55:17 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Has 0bama spoken out regarding some of the minions of his Muslim Faith?


2 posted on 07/01/2013 9:58:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yoe

Religion of Pieces strikes again


3 posted on 07/01/2013 9:59:16 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: sappy
Religion of Pieces strikes again
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Why does the press only value Priests if they are
vile? What about a Marter? This out rage is NEWS

4 posted on 07/01/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: yoe

Subhuman savages.

You can bet that 0 will not condemn this murder.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 10:24:02 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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