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‘Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria’ Ignored

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The worst Christian massacre—complete with mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches—recently took place in Syria, at the hands of the U.S.-supported jihadi “rebels”; and the U.S. government and its “mainstream media” mouthpiece are, as usual, silent (that is, when not actively trying to minimize matters).

Images of three of the six family members tortured and thrown in a well by U.S.-supported Islamic terrorists.

The massacre took place in Sadad, an ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian habitation, so old as to be mentioned in the Old Testament.  Most of the region’s inhabitants are poor, as Sadad is situated in the remote desert between Homs and Damascus (desert regions, till now, apparently the only places Syria’s Christians could feel secure; 600 Christian families had earlier fled there for sanctuary from the jihad, only to be followed by it).

In late October, the U.S-supported “opposition” invaded and occupied Sadad for over a week, till ousted by the nation’s military.  Among other atrocities, 45 Christians—including women and children—were killed, several tortured to death; Sadad’s 14 churches, some ancient, were ransacked and destroyed; the bodies of six people from one family, ranging from ages 16 to 90, were found at the bottom of a well (an increasingly common fate for “subhuman” Christians).

The jihadis even made a graphic video (with English subtitles) of those whom they massacred, while shouting Islam’s victory-cry, “Allahu Akbar” (which John McCain equates to a Christian saying “thank God”).  Another video, made after Sadad was liberated shows more graphic atrocities.

Here are the words of Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama (another detailed account, with pictures, appears here):

What happened in Sadad is the most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria in the past two years and a half… 45 innocent civilians were martyred for no reason, and among them several women and children, many thrown into mass graves. Other civilians were threatened and terrorized. 30 were wounded and 10 are still missing. For one week, 1,500 families were held as hostages and human shields. Among them children, the elderly, the young, men and women….  All the houses of Sadad were robbed and property looted. The churches are damaged and desecrated, deprived of old books and precious furniture…  What happened in Sadad is the largest massacre of Christians in Syria and the second in the Middle East, after the one in the Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Iraq, in 2010.

In the Iraqi attack of 2010, al-Qaeda linked jihadis stormed the church during service killing some 60 Christian worshippers (see here for graphic images of the aftermath).

While the archbishop is correct that this is the “largest massacre of Christians in Syria,” it is but the tip of the iceberg of the persecution the nation’s Christian minority has suffered—including beheadings, church bombings, kidnappings, rapes, and dislocation of hundreds of thousands of Christians—since the war broke out (see Syria entries in monthly persecution series).

A month before Sadad, another ancient Christian region, Ma‘loula, one of the world’s very few regions that still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus, was besieged by the jihadis, its churches bombarded and plundered, its inhabitants forced to convert to Islam or die.  The last  words of one man who refused were: “I am a Christian, and if you want to kill me for this, I do not object to it.”

The archbishop concluded his statement concerning Sadad by asking: “We have shouted aid to the world but no one has listened to us. Where is the Christian conscience? Where is human consciousness? Where are my brothers? I think of all those who are suffering today in mourning and discomfort: We ask everyone to pray for us.”

Serge Trifkovic—who hails from a European region especially acquainted with Islamic jihadresponds to the archbishop as follows:

That no “human consciousness” is to be found in the White House, or in the editorial offices of the leading Western media, is now a matter of well-established record. Just try searching for “Sadad” (or alternatively “Saddad”) on the websites of the Department of State or The New York Times. Ditto the leading European dailies, the CNN/BBC/RTF, the human-rights defending “NGOs” et al.

The problem, of which Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh appears unaware, is no longer in the Western elite’s mere indifference to the impending demise of Christianity in the lands of its birth, but in its active, ongoing, and open contribution to that demise. Cyprus (1974) and the Balkans (1991-9) provided the test, Iraq (2003-today) the conclusive proof. In Syria the Obama administration remains committed to supporting the rebels—ah, yes, only the “moderate” ones, like the Christian-murdering “Free Syrian Army” (discretion advised again), not “even though” the result will be the same, but precisely because it will be.

In one of the Arabic videos documenting the aftermath of the Sadad massacre, as the mutilated bodies of one family are drawn from a well (around :30 second mark), a middle-aged male relative, in tears, says:

Another of Sadad’s churches, desecrated by jihadis.

The most precious in the whole universe [his family], are now gone, leaving me alone, but thank God I am still surrounded by these loving people who remain.  I want to say, let people [the jihadis] return to their minds.  The problems of the world can only be solved by knowledge and brains.  Enough insanity, the nerves of the people are shredded.  Enough, enough—return to your minds; you people, you humans—return to your humanity, enough crimes.

As a sign of the times, here is a Syrian, an “easterner,” evoking rationalism and humanity, products of Christian civilization, even as the post-Christian West is governed by anything and everything—propaganda, emotionalism, mindless indoctrination—but the twain.

 

  • http://kristiann1.com/ Kristi17

    This is Super Sad for our Christian Brothers and Sisters!! Obama is GUILTY of TREASON and TYRANNY for supporting our ENEMY the Syrian Rebels that are the evil Muslim Brotherhood!!! Obama and his REGIME are DISGUSTING, DISRESPECTFUL!! WE THE PEOPLE ARE FED UP with this TYRANNICAL Government under Obama and his REGIME, it is TIME to Start IMPEACHMENT for the CRIME’S Above NOW!!

    • MIKE MALFI

      HE IS A MUSLIM / MARXIST, AND NEITHER OF THOSE GIVE A DAM ABOUT CHRISTIANS.

      • Vassilis

        he is neither Muslim nor Marxist. it is ridiculous to consider this man as the american Lenin. he is just a good employee of the capitalists

        • MIKE MALFI

          HE IS QUITE OBVIOUSLY A MUSLIM / MARXIST.BY HIS ACTIONS AND INACTIONS. HOWEVER I NEVER SAID HE WAS A LENIN, HE DOESN’T HAVE THE IQ . IS HE A MULTI-NATIONALIST CORPORATE TOOL AS WAS BUSH, CLINTON, ETC., YES OF COURSE, ELSE HE NEVER WOULD’VE BEEN ALLOWED ASCENDANCY TO OFFICE. BUT THE FACT THAT HE SOLD HIS SOUL DOESN’T CHANGE THE TOXIC POLLUTION OF HIS LIMITED MIND.

          • FollowMe@Jesus1975

            Amen Mike!!! He had an American name at birth and no Christian carries a name like Barack Hussein Obama PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF IT

          • http://document.no Marit

            Hussein is a muslim name ! All over the world !

          • Antoine

            I’ve been telling everyone that you like boys. They all laughed but no one is surprised.

          • MIKE MALFI

            YOU EVER HEAR OF PROJECTION ANT ? THATS YOU.

          • Antoine

            You instigated the whole thing with your big
            Mouth. Nobody was looking for your opinion. Fool.

          • MIKE MALFI

            ANT, I WASN’T INITIALLY ADDRESSING YOU. ITS CALLED FREE SPEECH.

          • Antoine

            Actually, you chimed in on a conversation I was having with someone else. Than you started running your mouth to me about fairy tale boxing stories. I can only assume in some kind of feeble way to intimidate me. It’s clear you just want to call me the N word. That’s how your mind works.

          • MIKE MALFI

            OH YEAH. WHERE YOU TOLD SOME RANDOM GIRL FOR NO REASON, THAT YOU’D TURN HER OUT AND PROTITUTE HER. I SAID, WTF, YOU SAID SHUT UP OR BRING CASH AND IT WAS ON. AGAIN I MENTIONED BOXING BECAUSE YOU SAID FREIGHT TRAIN, NOT TO INTIMIDATE YOIU. AND IF I’D 3WANTED TO CALL YOU A NIGGER DUMB-ASS I WOULD WITHOUT THE “N” WORD BULLSHIT. THE END. ANT.

          • Antoine

            You’re a self hating closeted homosexual. I would slap your frail little body around like a little girl. You would never rise up to me in real life. I live in manhattan. I would love to see you around sometime. Gutless.

          • MIKE MALFI

            little man is 6’4″ amd weighs 250 lbs. but thats irrelevant. ant, your nuts, i don’t argue with mental cases. we are done punk.

          • Antoine

            6’6, close to 400. I would grab your feet and mop the floor with your wig. I’ll tell you when we are done. You should have minded your business like I told you. Chump. And I would love to hear your thoughts on race relations in person.

          • MIKE MALFI

            LOL, LIKE I SAID, NUTS-CRAZOID. GOODBYE. THE END.

          • Antoine

            This colored boy showed everyone how yellow your belly is. You’re like a woman.

          • MIKE MALFI

            LMFAO @ U

          • Antoine

            You’re a total faqqot.

          • Antoine

            I’m feeling the urge to move my bowels. Where’s your big mouth?

          • Antoine

            Why do you keep calling me Ant? My name is Antoine as clearly stated in my profile. Not Ant.

          • George Weiss

            What do you disagree with? Surely not that hussein is a moslem name or that his father was Moslem (and in Islam religion follows the father.

  • MIKE MALFI

    WHY NO CONDEMNATION FROM USA, WHY NO OUTRAGE FROM CHURCH PULPITS, WHY NO CELEBRITY “WE ARE THE WORLDERS” ? BECAUSE THEY WANT/ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN. STAND UP ALREADY AND YELL IT OUT.

    • Antoine

      Did you hear what I had said about your wig? It would be my toilet paper.

      • MIKE MALFI

        HUH, OH YEAH, HOW TERRIBLE YOU ARE. BOO HOO. JERK

  • Arius1071

    The US aids and abets jihadis in Syria that are raping and killing Christians and also Muslims that say No to the seventh century. In Egypt the US aids and abets the Muslim Brotherhood that is raping and killing Christians and also Muslims that say No to the seventh century. If anything the US is consistent in its support of jihadis across the region.

    My father survived the Turks’ bloody Armenian Genocide in 1915 and loved America for its peace, freedom and prosperity. If he was alive today it would be hard to tell him what America has morphed into, the evil that it has become. I am ashamed and disgusted with the US. The America that he believed in is no more.

    • MIKE MALFI

      SADLY AGREED

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    We need change!~

  • Nick Olson

    clearly the mainstream media is a controlled propaganda machine which serves the interest of the neos and their sociopathic vision. #boycottmainstreammedia

    • George Weiss

      What are neos? Don’t you mean leftist liberals?

  • jenny

    Obama, aren’t you afraid of God?

    • FollowMe@Jesus1975

      No he isn’t! !!

    • George Weiss

      His god is called Allah and his prophet is Mohammed. His god is not he Christian god and his god has commanded his followers to rid the world of infidels.

  • Kerry Kugelman

    Supporting the “opposition” in Syria is crazy at this point. And yes, our government has gone crazy and needs all kinds of change. But that will take more time than the issue at hand.

    I humbly suggest that taking direct action through communication to elected officials is an immediate action that can be taken. This site – http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/ – provides contact information for all Senators and Representatives. There are other sites that have similar options, I’m just posting this as a starting point.

    Republicans are generally supporting the idea of keeping Assad in place, because for all his faults (and he’s as brutish as Saddam was), he’s kept a lid on the potential violence against Christians (and others) in the country. Voicing support for the elected officials who hold this position, and exhorting those that don’t to change their mind, is an actionable step. We can vent about our crazy leaders later.

    • George Weiss

      I agree that at this point Assad is the lesser of two evils. May they all go to hell.

  • drose

    The Jihadists continue to goad us into conflict and we stumble around and ignore the truth of their threats and deeds. Wherever the sons of Ishmael live in large numbers, there is strife and conflict and it shall always be so. This is exactly why India was partitioned into Pakistan and Modern India…and they continue to be in a state of war. As a Country founded on Judeo-Christian values, we need to cling to our faiths, support our brothers in foreign lands, and withdraw all aid to those who harm Christians and Jews.

    • George Weiss

      We must make war on the followers of Islam and subjugate them so that they will not dare oppress anyone.

  • tiktaalik2

    Raymond. All this is vitally important. So HOW can we help get your articles to the front pages of every newspaper (digital or paper) in the Western world?

  • Thomas_Black

    Here is the correct link for “responds to the archbishop as follows:”
    https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/latest-massacre-of-syrian-christians-covered-up-in-the-west-/

  • George Weiss

    No Christian community could have been mentioned in the Torah (old testament) because christianity started after the codification of the old testament was completed. What is mentioned is the existence of the Syriac people, but they were idol worshipers. Please get your history straight.