Friday, August 21, 2015

ISIS bulldozes ancient Syrian monastery

ISIS fighters have demolished a monastery in central Syria, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Mar Elian monastery in the town of Qaryatain near Homs, was captured by the terrorists  from the Syrian Army two weeks ago. This week they used bulldozers to raze the holy site,

Mar Elian is also where Fr Jacques Mourad was kidnapped in May. He remains one of six clergy in Syria who have been kidnapped by rebel groups, their fates unknown.

Qaryatain is near a road linking the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, also ISIS-controlled to the Qalamoun mountains on the border with Lebanon.

ISIS has also kidnapped 230 people including dozens of Christian families after taking Qaryatain. Of those captured, 48 had been released and 110 were transferred to Raqqa province, the headquarters of the Islamist group.

From here.


Mark Citadel said...

If you needed any more proof that there is not an ounce of Christianity in the governments of the West, witness their total silence.

Prior Martin said...

I couldn't agree more, there was international outrage, and rightly so, when the Taliban destroyed the ancient statues of the Buddha. Yet not a single word about the destruction of a Christian monastery.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Christians don't get to say, "No Muslims." But Muslims get to say, "No Christians."