check this out, Imam greg

Catholic Priest Beheaded in Syria by Al-Qaeda-Linked Rebels as Men and Children Take Pictures and Cheer Jun. 30, 2013 7:37am Sharona Schwartz Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad killed last weekend by jihadi fighters was beheaded, according to a report by Catholic Online which is linking to video purportedly showing the brutal murder.

As TheBlaze reported last week, Murad, 49, was setting up a monastery in Gassanieh, northern Syria. Last Sunday, on the Christian leader’s Sabbath, extremist militants trying to topple President Bashar Assad breached the monastery and grabbed Murad.

While earlier reports suggested Murad may have been shot to death, Catholic Online reported Saturday: “The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.”

Catholic Priest Beheaded in Syria by Al Qaeda Linked Rebels as Men and Children Cheer on and Take Pictures Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad (Photo courtesy: Syria Report)

The Catholic news service quotes local sources who report that the radical Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra, or Al-Nusra Front, was behind the savage killing.

In video posted by Live Leak purporting to show the execution, dozens of men and boys are seen cheering on as three men are seated on the ground awaiting their grisly fate.

The men are methodically beheaded one at a time by men holding what appears to be a simple kitchen knife after which the heads are placed on top of the bodies.

According to Catholic Online, the first victim was Murad.

A frenzy ensues, with dozens drawing out their smartphones to capture the bloody scene, as a chorus of Allahu Akbar (“Allah is the greatest”) are sung with jihadi rapture. Several observers are seen moving within inches of the bodies in an effort to capture close-up photos.

Catholic Priest Beheaded in Syria by Al Qaeda Linked Rebels as Men and Children Cheer on and Take Pictures Men are poised with cameras waiting to capture photos of beheading scene in Syria, as frenzied shouts of Allahu Akbar are heard (Screenshot: Live Leak)

Catholic Online is raising alarm that western nations are providing support to the rebels who have shown a proclivity toward persecuting Christians:

This should make it clear to Christians around the world what jihadists are about. Make no mistake. Catholics and Christians around the globe are under dire threat, particularly from the spread of militant Islam. Until the threat is recognized and taken seriously, martyrdoms like this will continue.

Vatican Radio reports that Gassanieh, a village with a majority Christian population, had been under attack by Islamist fighters for the past few weeks, forcing most residents to flee for safety.

It quotes Custos of the Holy Land, Franciscan Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa who says, “Unfortunately Syria has now become a battleground not only between Syrian forces, but also between Arab countries and the international community. And those paying the price are the poor, the young and the Christians. That the international community must put a stop to all this”.

Pizzaballa told the Vatican News Agency, “The world must know that the support of gunmen by the west is helping extremists in killing Syrians.

“With such stances, not a single Christian will remain in the East,” he added.

Vatican Radio writes, “Fr. Mourad was just one of the many men and women religious putting their faith on the front line in Syria, refusing to abandon the communities they serve, Christian and Muslim. They stay because they want to be a sign of hope, light and comfort to people in the midst of destruction.”

The Blaze chose not to post the video purporting to show Father Murad’s murder. It can be viewed here, but please be warned it is extremely graphic and disturbing.

link to the beheading:

No, they aren’t ALL doing the beheading…….. but a lot of the peace loving Muslims are cheering the killers on.

16 thoughts on “check this out, Imam greg

  1. What the U.S. should do is a) fly the Christians outta there or b) arm the Christians. That’s wishful thinking as DHS has all the munitions to fight the evil Christians here.

  2. This blood is on Obama’s hands as much as the animal wielding the knife. When I see Christians being murcered all across the Middle East I see Obama bowing to his Saudi masters.

  3. A friend sent me a video of the beheading, I tried to watch it. It was very disturbing to see children watching, how coud a parent do that? I can’t help but wonder if any of the folks in the video will end up in the US as one of Obamas refugees.

  4. Apparently, the good priest was on the side of the Syrian government. This does not excuse the horrendous act, but it shows that the murder was not solely a religious-oriented one. Hopefully, the US will ban this group, and any group that kills civilians, from receiving any aid whatsoever.

  5. See Dusty….what you ended up doing was posting a Story to make Imam Greg happy.

    He got the opportunity to excuse muslim violence once again….in fact celebrate it….especially since a Christian was killed. So I say to you WELL DONE for exposing the Imam Melfamy’s absolute hatred of Christianity and the West… his own words…….he just can’t help himself.

    • “See Dusty….what you ended up doing was posting a Story to make Imam Greg happy.”

      And yet when he posted one that made me happy (and which got lots of lovely comments from the regulars here), it was taken down. Tsk, tsk.

        • “You have a Gift.”

          Many, actually, and I know that I do have a great influence on the RNL. I’m surprised, though, that you thought that was such an insightful comment that you felt obligated to post it twice. 😉

          But it is sad that my comments apparently moved the boys to kill Dusty’s deeply thoughtful post. Oh well — his next one is just a right-wing email away.

  6. Your influence on the RNL is comic relief..

    Greg and Jimmah ….. The Walrus and the Carpenter………Unfortunately unable to stay on Post topics…. Anything to say about muslim beheadings pundit “professor” ??…………

  7. “Your influence on the RNL is comic relief..”

    Maybe. I suppose that’s why the boys have felt obligated to feature me in at least a half-dozen posts, and why my comments have led to at least one regular contributor having his posting privileges suspended (maybe twice now).

    “Anything to say about muslim beheadings ”

    I’m against them. Thanks for valuing my opinion. 😉

    • This Trenchant response about continued muslim violence perfectly shows the reason our Education system is failing our kids and our Culture.

      With Committed narcissists such as yourself acting as teachers ( and I DO mean “acting”), it’s no wonder muslim violence against Christians gets such a pass in the press.

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