Qur’an Sura 9:29-30, “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book … the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them …”
The Black Flag of Al-Qaeda Raised in Syria
DW – “In the days after a sharpshooter put his brother in the crosshairs and pulled the trigger, Jalal Gazouha lived as if in a cloud. ‘I almost went crazy with grief,’ the Syrian explained on the telephone. The connection crackles. The 29-year-old’s brother was killed by al Qaeda fighters in the western Syrian city of al-Qusayr, close to the Lebanese border. Gazouha is convinced that his brother was killed because he was Christian. ‘They want to drive us out of Syria,’ he told DW.
By [the] ‘they,’ he’s referring to Jihadists from countries neighboring Syria – with a few hundred from Germany mixed in – who have joined in the Syrian civil war to fight against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to Gazouha, they’re also targeting Christians. Twenty of his family members have been murdered, he says. When Gazouha received death threats, he fled the country. ‘I saw my name on a list on the Internet. That list contained names of Christians who were supposed to be killed, he says, written by ‘the terrorists of al Qaeda.’
Jean Kawak, a Syriac bishop from Damascus, chose his words carefully when he spoke about the subject with DW. ‘We Christians have recently felt threatened by particular radical Islamist groups,’ he said.
Kawak’s own sister was forced to flee Ma’loula, a small, largely Christian village just an hour’s drive north of Damascus. Islamist rebel groups attacked that village, carried out fire attacks on two churches in Rakka in north central Syria and also kidnapped two Syrian bishops in April; the culprits behind the latter attack, eyewitnesses said, were foreign Jihadists. All of these things, the Aramaic bishop says, ‘affect our Christian presence within Syria.’ One-third of Christians have fled the country in the last two years due to the civil war – with numbers increasing.
These radicalized groups are not only targeting Christians though, Kawak says. ‘Moderate Muslims are also being threatened.'” Read more.
Flashback: Syria: Rebels Attack Christian Homes, Churches, Many Feared Dead, ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Beheaded’ – “A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting [Allahu Akbar], attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight… Now, Maaloula ‘is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?’ asked the man… Another resident, a Christian man, said he saw militants forcing some Christian residents to convert to Islam. ‘I saw the militants grabbing five villagers Wednesday and threatening them (saying): `Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded,’ he said.” Read more.
Flashback: Syrian Islamist Rebels To Christians: Prepare To Die If You Refuse To Convert To Islam Or Pay The ‘Jizyah’ – “This led to a question about the future of Syria’s minorities such as the Christians. Ahmed, Basah, and Hamid Hassan all agreed – Christians could only live there if they either converted, or paid the ‘Jizyah’ – a special tax levied on non-Muslims in previous centuries in the Middle East. If not said Bahar, they could be killed. When asked why, the answer was, to them, quite simple – because the Prophet Mohammed said so.” Read more.
Posted 25 Oct 13 by Midnight Watcher’s Blog
Editor’s Note: This does not necessarily entail the beliefs, thoughts, or theories of the local Act chapters or the National Act office…they are my beliefs, thoughts and/or theories. Jizya[h]…this is the an extortion payment (Arabic: جزية ǧizyah IPA: [dʒizja]; Ottoman Turkish: cizye;). From the point of view of the Muslim rulers, jizya was a material proof of the non-Muslims’ acceptance of subjection to the state and its laws, “just as for the inhabitants it was a concrete continuation of the taxes paid to earlier regimes.” In return, non-Muslim citizens were permitted to practice their faith (in their own homes, not other homes with others, not a church, their own homes. Not even allowed to build a church or talk about their religion outside of their homes…punishable by death), to enjoy a measure of communal autonomy (well, actually being third class citizens, and not allowed to have any job that doesn’t show they are not Muslim…i.e. janitors, trash collectors, stablemen, etc.), to be entitled to the Muslim state’s protection from outside aggression (you would be exempt if, and only if you accept Shari’a Law, and follow it outside of your house), and to be exempted from military service and the zakat taxes obligatory upon Muslim citizens. I got this white washed version from here.
Now remember, Al Qaeda, is the same terrorist group that the Muslim Brotherhood created, Al Qaeda is the same terrorist group that the Muslim Brotherhood had attack America on 9/11. Also remember that the Muslim Brotherhood is the terrorist creating group that President Barack Hussein Obama allows in the White House and caters to, and remember, the Muslim Brotherhood vowed that they will take over America internally by placing a Trojan horse president into the White House.
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