Shocking images have surfaced, revealing the alleged desecration of
Christian churches in Syria by Western-backed rebels. The pictures,
taken by local Christians outraged at the violence, were published by
In the photos, men who are alleged to be members of the Free Syrian
Army – portrayed by the West as innocents fighting against tyranny and
oppression – pose in stolen priest robes while brandishing looted
crosses in one hand and machine guns in the other. The photos
were taken by a Christian woman in Homs, one of the cities most
devastated by continued violent clashes between rebels and government
forces.“Everyone knows simply removing these garments from
the church is a sin. The priest is the only one who wears them. They
even pray before putting them on,” the woman told PrisonPlanet.com. She added that after the rebels tore the church apart, they went inside to document their violence.
show church pews broken apart, with pieces strewn all over the nave.
The floor is covered with rubble, and even the altar looks like it has
Photo courtesy of http://www.prisonplanet.comChristian
minorities are facing a growing threat and thousands are being forced
to flee their homes as they face harassment and discrimination from
opposition radical Islamist factions. At least 9,000 Christians from
the western Syrian city of Qusayr were forced to seek refuge after an
ultimatum from a local military chief from the armed opposition, the
Vatican’s Fides news agency said.Earlier, a Christian man was shot dead by a sniper in Qusayr, which neighbors the city of Homs.
Some reports have even suggested that a number of mosques in the city have announced that "Christians must leave Qusayr within six days."
Two Catholic priests who fled the city confirmed to the news agency that they heard the ultimatum repeated from the minarets "with their own ears."
to evacuate Christians from the city of Homs over the past two weeks
have also been unsuccessful, and a priest in the city said the rebels
appeared to want to keep the civilians inside to use them as bargaining
chips. Thousands of Christians have fled certain areas of Homs that fell into rebel hands in February.
US intelligence operatives and diplomats continue to step up their
contacts with Syrian rebels to help organize their growing military
operations against President Bashar al-Assad's forces. According
to senior US officials, the CIA and the State Department are helping
the Free Syrian Army develop logistical routes for moving supplies into
Syria and providing training in communications.Saudi Arabia and
Qatar have been paying salaries to the Syrian rebels for several
months now, according to reports. Meanwhile, Turkey, which hosts some
units of the Free Syrian Army, ensures material and technical support,
according to sources. And many believe that as long as the US
and its allies continue to blindly support the radical rebels,
stability in Syria will remain unattainable.http://www.rt.com/news/syrian-rebels-desecrate-christian-churches-897/
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