By Theodore Shoebat
A horrific massacre of unfathomable cruelty and grisly violence has just taken place by fundamentalist Muslims in the Syrian village of Adra in which innocent people were butchered and children thrown down windows. One survivor recounted:
What is happening in Adra is unthinkable … Children are being slaughtered and thrown out of the windows. But no one is doing anything. The crisis in Syria continues in an environment where there is no international law, including those relating to the paramilitary operations.
Nizar Skif, chairman of the Union of Lawyers in Syria, spoke of reports of “sadism,” and of people being “thrown into the furnaces” and “houses burned with people inside.”
Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, while being disturbed by the violence executed in Adra,slammed Western powers for attempting to make ties with the Islamic Front, the jihadist group who committed these crimes:
The Islamic Front has proclaimed quite radical goals, although our western partners have been trying to establish ties with them and describe the front as an “acceptable power”, which possesses influence “on the ground,” …However, there’s some evidence which we consider reliable and which shows that when the front was being created, a possibility of Al-Nusra joining in was discussed. That did not happen only to save the front’s reputation, as Al-Nusra has been on terrorist organizations’ lists in the US and Europe.”
American mediators of the Geneva-2 peace talks on Syria, scheduled for January 22, have actually been holding meetings with the front’s representatives.
Muslims are butchering people, and America is not only indifferent, but is trying to forge alliances with them. How are we as a nation to help the persecuted Christians? We cannot rely on our government, thats for sure, but we, as free individuals, can do something now. Here is a chance where you, the reader, can save the lives of your fellow Christians. Donate now and save Christian lives.
One person said he escaped Adra “under a storm of bullets”, and he described how the murderers came to establish sharia courts and kill government employees:
They had lists of government employees on them … This means they had planned for it beforehand and knew who works in the governmental agencies. They went to the addresses they had on their list, forced the people out and subjected them to the so-called “Sharia trials.” I think that’s what they call it. They sentenced them to death by beheading.
A woman who also escaped the sadistic ambuscade “http://rt.com/news/adra-syria-massacre-witnesses-355/” target=”_blank”>recalled how she witnessed the decapitations of youths as old as twenty:
There was slaughter everywhere The eldest was only 20 years old; he was slaughtered. They were all children. I saw them with my own eyes. They killed fourteen people with a machete. I don’t know if these people were Alawites. I don’t know why they were slaughtered. They grabbed them by their heads and slaughtered them like sheep.
The jihadists entered a bakery and slaughtered everybody inside, as Kinda Shimat, Syria’s Social Affairs Minister, recounted:
Civilians told us that the workers of an Adra bakery were all executed and burned during the first hours of the attack. Whole families were massacred. We do not have an exact estimation of the number because we are unable to get into the town, but the number is high
They went into the police station and killed all of the civilians, and then butchered everyone in a hospital, as one witness said:
They killed everyone at the Adra Ummalia police station … And they killed everyone at the Adra Ummalia hospital where my sister works. She stayed alive only because she didn’t show up for work that day. There are about 200 people at the police station. They are civilians. The militants are hiding among them, using them as a shield to prevent the Army from bombing the police.
This is what the Muslims want to do the Christians in America and the rest of the Western world. This is why we, as Christians, must combat tyranny and evil, and become militant. Get our new 2-disk DVD set which has almost 5 hours on the subject of Christian militancy and fighting.
Here are some photos taken of the violence:
Also, here is a video in which you will see what brutalities these monsters did:
We would like to announce that Rescue Christians will now be expanding into Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Jordan. This is a very significant step in our endeavor to deliver Christians from this current holocaust that is incessantly increasing in violence and cruelty everyday.
This expansion in our mission is due to our recent partnership with Hatune Dogan, an Eastern Orthodox nun. This saintly woman has picked up her cross and entered into the valley of the wolves, to tend and to protect the helpless sheep of Christ’s herd from the ravenous wolves who hunger for the blood and flesh of the innocent. It is no exaggeration to say that Sister Hatune is the modern day Mother Terese for the Middle East.
Here is a speech done by Sister Hatune in Germany that will melt your heart and turn your soul to action, for it recounts the horrid realities which Christians are confronted with each and every day in their forlorn hours:
Born in the Turkish village of Zaz, Hatune was brought up as a farmer girl at a time when persecution against Christians was very intense. Both the Turks and Kurds were persecuting the Christians in the area of Turabdeen where she lived, and Hutune and her family were not exempt from their attacks.
In 1985 Hatune and her family migrated to Germany where she would continue her education. In 1988, she joined Mor Ephreim Monastery in Losser, Hollond, in which she became the member of their Sisterhood order of nuns.
After her high school education, she joined Theological Seminary in Mienz, Frankfurt, Germany, and in 1996 completed her degree in Practical Theology.
Hatune’s willingness to help the persecuted is so immense that it surpasses what anyone is doing today in the Middle East. She has visited 38 countries and worked in the Ministry of Charitable and Social Service in Zimbabwe, Turkey and in India. Her righteous deeds of course receive the vociferous wrath of the jihadists, in the words of Dogan, “I get 18 death threats in seven languages”.
But Sister Hatune is no pacifist. As she ardently believes in denying one’s self, helping the oppressed and turning the other cheek, like a true warrior, she as well zealously believes in taking up a whip and driving out the wicked. Here is a video of her expressing her dislike for cultural tolerance:
But the actions of this modern day Mother Teresa do not go unnoticed. In 2010 she received for her monumental and noble deeds the German Federal Cross of Merit, and was also honored by the German Home Office in Wiesbaden.
Here are photos showing just a glimpse of the victims Hatune helps, and the destruction and suffering, that she has to confront:
Sister Hatune’s favorite verse is Matthew 25:34-40, in which Jesus is describing Himself as the king in the the Day of Judgement, bringing those who helped the persecuted into Heaven, and condemning those who did nothing:
Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Are you willing to be worthy of the inheritance God has in store for the righteous? Or are you so careless as not to have any zeal for both your own soul and the deliverance of God’s people?
If we are going to save many Christian lives, we can only do it with your help. As of now we will be able to help 30 families each month, but with more funds, we will be capable of saving hundreds, thousands, even millions — it all depends on you.
All that takes for Christians to be saved, is to give what you can. To give only a little, is pleasing to Christ. Remember the story of the women who only gave two mites. What did Jesus say of her?
Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood. (Mark 12:43-44)
God, the King of Heaven, gives each and everyone of us talents, but it is up to us that we do something with them. Do not be like the man who took his talent, buried it under the ground, and did nothing, only to hear these words from his master: “cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:30) But be as the one who was active, who bore fruit, and to whom was told by his master:
Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. (Matthew 25:23)
Now is the time to make your decision, to help the brethren of Christ, or to do nothing; to be as a Judas who preferred silver while His Lord was seized; to be a fruitful tree or a barren tree; to be a wheat or a tare; to be a faithful or a useless servant; to be a shepherd or a hireling; to be a sheep or a wolf.
Among the most important concerns of people who make charitable contributions is that their money actually ends up going directly toward the cause for which it is intended. When that cause is halfway around the world, in a region where corruption is in no short supply, such concerns are even more warranted.
Moreover, when the cause is rescuing Christians in Pakistan, we know about this all too well, as the suicide bombings at the All Saints Church in Peshawar have demonstrated. There are entities and individuals on the ground in Pakistan that take advantage of donors’ good intentions. We are very sensitive to these abuses and it is for that reason that we have decided to produce copies of hospital bills for individuals who’ve benefited directly from your donations.
Here is a message from Keith Davies, Executive Director of Rescue Christians:
While we cannot supply full transparency on how your money is used out of concerns about security, showing you copies of the initial hospital bills to help the victims of bombing is one thing we can do to show some of that transparency. The actual rescue work our people do is not only sensitive but very dangerous. Recently, three of our team members in Pakistan were detained by police only because they spoke with different dialects and looked different while working in the Peshawar area. This shows us how our work is closely monitored by the Pakistani government; there are other examples which we cannot publish.
Thankfully, our leaders on the ground were able secure their release within a few hours. Not only do we have to deal with the Islamic extremists – both inside and outside the Pakistani government – but also with corrupt Church leaders as well as people who look to make money off the tragedy of others’ persecution. Our teams on the ground are doing unbelievable work (I deal with them daily) despite facing these obstacles. Please continue to both pray and – if you can – support this holy work. Please click here to do so.
Below, you will see copies of hospital receipts mentioned above (click each image to enlarge). NOTE: The receipts below are watermarked for one simple, but unfortunate reason. Our concern is that NGO’s might claim these documents as their own for fraudulent purposes.
It is interesting to note that the perpetuators came from Iraq; if Saddam was still in power they would have never done this. From MTT:
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant sacked a Melkite Greek-Catholic Church in the Syrian town of al-Raqqa.
The Melkites follow the Roman Catholic pope but use the rituals of the Greek Orthodox. They have remained loyal to the Assad regime out of fear of heightened persecution by Islamic extremists.
Footage shown on al-Aan TV shows the rebels systematically disassembling the church. They tear down the cross on top of the church and replace it with a black jihadist flag. They chant “Allahu akbar!” and sing hymns throughout the operation.
The video also shows young children desecrating the cross taken from the church.
A Saudi militant is heard saying of the cross, “The ‘Nazarenes’ (Christians) worship it.” And a child is heard saying, “This is the ‘Messiah’ (Christ) they worship.”
An Armenian Orthodox church was also attacked.
Christian leaders such as Melkite Patriarch Gregory III have warned Syria’s Christian population could a major casualty should Assad fall and Syria descend into chaos.
“Enough with the intervention,” Gregory told the Catholic News Service in August. “It is fueling hatred, fueling criminality, fueling inhumanity, fueling fundamentalism, terrorism — all these things are the fruit of intervention. Enough!”
A study by IHS Jane’s found that nearly half of the 100,000 rebel fighters seeking to oust al-Assad are either jihadists or hardline Islamists. Of them, 10,000 fighters belong to Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate.
Rebels around al-Raqaa, located in north-central Syria, professed their allegiance to al-Qaida on Sept. 21, according to a video posted on social media and released by the Daily Mail. The rebels had been aligned with the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA).
According to the BBC, the FSA is an umbrella group that includes numerous groups that act independently. Estimates suggest there are 1,000 bands of fighters in the conflict.
Concerns have been raised about funding the FSA due to lingering questions about connections to al-Qaida.
“It is no secret that we have ties with everybody, even the brothers in the Nusra Front, and we cooperate in many places,” FSA Gen. Abd Al-Baset Tawila said in a June 13 interview with Al-Jazeera Arabic translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “In all candidness, I would like to see a civilized state, with Islamic law. Let me give you an example. We would like our army, in the future, to have a clear Islamic nature.”
More than 40 Syrian Islamist groups recently announced they had formed an “Army of Islam” to fight against Assad on Sunday.
Thirteen rebel brigades previously announced they were disaffiliating with the FSA and the Syrian National Council (SNC), which is recognized by the Obama administration as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people, and uniting into an “Islamic Alliance.”
Our team in Pakistan has been focused primarily on the victims of the Peshawar suicide bombing at All Saints Church recently. Below, you will find the history of the church and some exclusive details about what has been going on there since the attacks.
History of All Saints Church:
The Rev. Worthington Jukes built all Saints Church in 1883. This church is famous for its unique architecture, which was adapted from the local mosques and makes it unique in Pakistani church history. The local Muslims of Peshawar were against the building of the Anglican Church from the beginning and attempted to stop its construction. Many Christians lost their lives building this church, which is why the Church was known as CHURCH OF MARTYRS. Sadly, many more martyrs gave their lives on September 22nd 2013.
More than 500 people gathered for Sunday service on September 22nd, with 64 children present in the Sunday school center on the church compound. The two attackers struck at the end of the service outside the church while food was being given out. Peshawar is the main town in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has borne the brunt of a bloody Islamist insurgency in recent years.
The beautiful white-stone Church is located near the frontier tribal areas where Islamist militants have their strongholds. Hundreds of parishioners, many of them women and children, streamed out of the building, when both suicide attackers blew themselves up in the midst of the crowd. Suddenly, all the joy and happiness turned into screams and pain. The blood and pieces of flesh were everywhere; those who survived were crying and searching for their loves ones.
Mr. Khalid Shahzed, a renowned Human rights activist, was quoted as saying:
“After the blast, the local NGO’s ambulances rushed to the church and started taking the injured to the hospital. Sadly, there were no doctors or expert paramedical staff to handle the situation. Due to inexperienced staff, many people who were brought in alive died of their injuries. In the hospital, there wasn’t any emergency equipment, medicine, or any expert doctors. Not only that but the Muslim staff showed their prejudice by not even touching the bodies of the affected.”
One hundred twenty-three people died in this deadly blast and another one hundred sixty-nine people were injured. Amongst those injured there was a large number of women and children. This tragic incident resulted in the murder of many people who had been great assets to our community, to include doctors, teachers, principals, students, and government civil servants.
The Role of Christian NGO’
Many of the phony Christian NGOs played their usual role. The day after the attack they visited the church and many of the victims. There were the usual photo sessions, making of videos and writing reports with promises to help the victims. The phony NGOs performed their usual tricks and instead of helping these victims, they’re using these photo ops to raise money from the world to get donations for themselves with virtually nothing going to the victims.
Apart from us, there is only one other NGO we know for a fact that is helping people to get medical treatment as well as just one political leader of the ruling party. The rest just stand idly by with many taking advantage of the situation for their own personal gain.
The Role of the Church in Peshawar
This is the most disturbing of all and very hurtful to report. The Peshawar diocese is one of the wealthiest dioceses in Pakistan and it appears they are denying help to their own church members. Even one of the church members stated:
“When this blast took place the Presbyter in charge – Rev. Ijaz – who was present in the Church, left the compound and went to his home while people were lying dead and injured. On the Sunday of the attack, the Bishop was in Bannu. Rev. Ijaz didn’t show himself to his flock until Bishop Humphrey Peter arrived in Peshawar.”
The Local Church members also stated to us that the Bishop and his priests only officiated at the funerals of those who were personally known to them. The rest of the funerals were conducted by Pastors from other denominations, including Catholic priests and salvation army pastors who comforted the grieving.
Twenty years ago, this diocese spent millions of dollars on thousands of Afghanis in the Afghan-Russian war. They saved the lives of thousands of people but when it comes to their own people, the Church has been found wanting. Even the Mission Hospital, which is under the Diocese, didn’t have proper medical facilities for the wounded. Rescue Christians – because of the generosity of its donors – has now moved several of the victims from mission hospital to RMI hospital for expert medical care.
According to our sources, there are about 3 to 4 million rupees ($30-40,000) in the church account, as well as millions more rupees in the diocese account. None of this money so far has been appropriated to help any of the victims. This cruelty and negligence has increased the number of the deaths. According to our team, twenty people could have been saved if they had been provided the proper medical treatment.
What makes us different from Others?
Rescue Christians does not have an office located in Peshawar so it was a couple of days before we could get our team there. We worked fast to evaluate the different case histories and within next few days we started providing the medical assistance to the most seriously wounded patients. So far, we are providing medical assistance to eleven people. We have transferred them all to the best private hospitals in Peshawar. In Pakistan, this treatment would be regarded as very expensive but in USA terms it’s quite inexpensive but still in the multiple thousands of dollars. This week alone, we have sent about $15,000 to Pakistan for this emergency aid. If you have not donated yet please do what you can as we expect to have to send much more over in the coming weeks.
Below the video is a note we received from our contact in Pakistan, who is currently trying to help the family of Yousaf Masih, who was arrested in 2005 under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws and later died from tortuous treatment. Teresa Yousaf is his widow. As you will see in the video, Sariq Masih (Yousaf’s daughter) explains what happened to her father. Teresa is seen on the far right, in the blue dress. Watch the video first and then the note from our contact will provide an update to this family’s story.
(Note: there appears to have been some things lost in the translation but just know that Sariq and Teresa are the daughter and widow of Yousaf):
Here is the note we received from our contact, who is trying to rescue Teresa and her family from even more persecution. As you will see below, their ordeal is far from over – but our donors are helping:
Last night at about 9:15 we reached our destination. It was a difficult journey. As you know, the Pakistani Government has placed certain restrictions on Christians, Ahamdi, as well as on Shai. In last month, hundreds of People have been who have been emigrating from Pakistan have been forced off of flights.
In Karachi Airport, we had to pay 50,000 Pakistani Rupees to continue on our way but when we reached our destination, we were not allowed to enter into that country and were taken into Immigration Department. After 1 hour and 30 minutes of dialogue, they required us to pay $2000.
Brother, Almost 3000 Dollars has been spent so we need money for housing and other house hold needs as well.
The House which we chose for them is 50,000 per month, the owner demand three month Security deposit and each month’s rent in advance on the 25th of every month. So we have to pay him.
For Teresa’s Family
Three months security Deposit = $1200
Rent for the month of October = $400
Agent fee = $80
Monthly Stipend = $350
Total = $2030
If you are moved to contribute, please click here.
In our 2011 documentary appeal, Walid told the story of Yousef Masih (begins at the 7:00 mark of part II):
By Theodore Shoebat
The recent events occurring in the Middle East indicate that there is a major movement to dechristianize the land, and that only means one thing: a holocaust will be happening against Christians. The heresy of Islam has been allowed to thrive and death and mayhem will be the only result of it.
Just this month it was reported that a massacre of the entire village of Dweir was executed in Syria, in which jihadists butchered almost all of its forty Christian residers. Two Christians had their bones broken and their flesh burnt with fire before being executed by being shot in the head. After the massacre Syrian soldiers rushed in and a battle commenced.
The al-Nusra Brigade, a wing of Al-Qaeda, is very active in orchestrating terrorism in Syria, and now there is an Iraqi division of Al-Qaeda affirming links with this very group. The fact that Iraqi Muslims are partaking in jihadism signifies the important role which Saddam played in keeping order in the Near East. If he was still in power there would be no Iraqi Muslims engaging in a jihadist revolution, since Saddam would have quickly neutralized them. If the killing of Saddam never occurred, the Iraqi Christians would have never been murdered and forced into exile.
Now with the Syrian revolution ensuing, Syrian Christians will suffer the travails of the Iraqi Christians. Syriac Catholic Bishop Gregoire Melki of Jerusalem had this to say:
We are very anxious when we remember what happened to the Christians in Iraq. We fear the same thing will happen to the Christians in Syria.
Hamas is planning on outlawing all Christian schools in Gaza; five of them exist and there is no doubt that a massacre of those Christians will take place. Father Hijazin said:
We will never accept this even if we have to close the schools
Muhammad denied Christ–the Way, the Truth, the Life–and thus brought about a movement which brings man to confusion and chaos, rejects truth, and embraces death. Another holocaust will happen; it will be no different–if not worse–than the Armenian Genocide.