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Al-Qaeda-linked rebels take Syrian Christian village, activists say
cbs ^ | 9/8/2013 | staff

Posted on 09/08/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT by tobyhill

Rebels including al-Qaeda-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning. Independent information has been nearly impossible to come by in the 2.5-year-old conflict in Syria.

Maaloula, a scenic mountain community, is known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic.

The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by the Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious minorities about the role played by Islamic extremists within the rebel ranks.

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1 posted on 09/08/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT by tobyhill
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2 posted on 09/08/2013 5:47:10 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: tobyhill

More proof that alQaeda is bad


3 posted on 09/08/2013 5:49:45 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
More proof Obama and some in congress is willing to help Al-Qaeda.
4 posted on 09/08/2013 5:58:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Which members of Congress do you think want to help alQaeda?


5 posted on 09/08/2013 6:00:01 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tobyhill

And were the Nusra Front weapons supplied or facilitated by the Obama Administration? This is exactly what Obama is driving for. If he brings down Assad, the Christians and Alawites will be slaughtered and Obama will be a step closer in creating the Greater Caliphate.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 6:00:31 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: nuconvert
Anyone that votes to allow Obama to strike Syria.
7 posted on 09/08/2013 6:02:42 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: All
anyone have any idea what the latest numbers are for/against going into Syria.

Last I heard it was over 80% against.

8 posted on 09/08/2013 6:08:24 AM PDT by mware
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To: tobyhill

Activists: Syrian rebels take Christian village

“A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting Allahu Akbar, or God is great, attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight.

“They shot and killed people. I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village,” said the resident, reached by telephone from neighboring Jordan. “So many people fled the village for safety.””

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/world/article/Syria-Al-Qaida-rebels-control-Christian-village-4796452.php


9 posted on 09/08/2013 6:27:16 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: tobyhill

Prayers for the Syrian Christians going up.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: tobyhill

Silence from Obama. Obama resents Christianity.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

You know a tree by it’s fruit.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 7:30:49 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: tobyhill
White House spokesman jokes about Islamic attacks on Christian churches in Egypt
13 posted on 09/08/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m always hearing about how much American debt is held by the Chinese, but never the Saudis. One wonders.


14 posted on 09/08/2013 7:58:44 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Carry_Okie
I’m always hearing about how much American debt is held by the Chinese, but never the Saudis. One wonders.

Surprisingly, we owe only 256 billion to the Gulf States. Considering Congress' behavior, I would have thought it was more.

15 posted on 09/08/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is like Kosovo and Lebanon all over again. Remember the US supporting the Muslims in Kosovo and the numerous churches blown up and burned? See the pattern?


16 posted on 09/08/2013 8:38:42 AM PDT by Lent
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To: tobyhill

Where’s Spetsnaz when you need them?


17 posted on 09/08/2013 8:39:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Carry_Okie
Surprisingly, we owe only 256 billion to the Gulf States. Considering Congress' behavior, I would have thought it was more

The Saudis buy Congressmen, not treasury bonds. They get a lot more than a 3% return.

18 posted on 09/08/2013 8:44:18 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: KarlInOhio
The Saudis buy Congressmen, not treasury bonds.

Show me the data, please.

They get a lot more than a 3% return.

So do the Chinese, it just doesn't show up as clearly.

19 posted on 09/08/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: tobyhill
NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds
Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack
Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack
Amorth: "Who wants war in Syria is an instrument of the devil"
Eyewitness: "The aim of the militants was to kill as many as possible Christian inhabitants"
20 posted on 09/08/2013 9:08:47 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: FreeReign

Nice couple of dhimmis in the comment section.


21 posted on 09/08/2013 11:52:42 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: tobyhill; BarnacleCenturion; nuconvert; Truth29; mware; KarlInOhio; Innovative; MEG33; FreeReign; ..

Does anyone know of a legitimate Coptic Christian relief fund for Syria, Egypt or Iraq?

I suspect that we’re the answer to prayers for them, particularly as they become refugees. I’d like to do more.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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My parish priest has contact with some nuns from Malta, who are in Syria.

It's pretty bad there right now. A number of churches have been burnt down, but at least before they burnt them down they let the nuns leave.

23 posted on 09/08/2013 3:35:37 PM PDT by mware
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I know it is bad there and agree. I’m looking for some way to help materially. Do you know of any legitimate relief agencies?


24 posted on 09/08/2013 4:16:55 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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101, I can get back to you tomorrow evening.

I'll check with my parish priest, as I said he knows several groups of nuns who are there.

25 posted on 09/08/2013 4:20:29 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware

Thanks.


26 posted on 09/08/2013 5:50:43 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tobyhill

Are our federal tax dollars helping to fund this now? (arab spring) If yes, where is the outrage?


27 posted on 09/09/2013 2:54:02 AM PDT by golas1964
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28 posted on 09/09/2013 5:15:54 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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"I will stand with the Muslims
should the political winds shift
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29 posted on 09/14/2013 6:17:01 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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