Syria, what can be said more, a nation crushed and destroyed by the Sunnni-Shi’a struggle that grips that whole Arab world, a conflict that was ignited by the split in the Muslim world brings with it blood and violence to all other religions in the area, including Christians.
Anyone expecting the “Syrian rebels” to be a uniformed body of people with a common culture, goal and moral system is not living in the reality, the fact is that these rebels are made of multiple nationals with just as many motives for inflicting violence on the land, and most of those are as happy to murder Jews and Christians as they are finding Shi’a believers to kill.
News today speak of Father François Murad, who was beheaded, and video-taped in the Al Queda style execution reserved for infidels. The Vatican confirmed the bloody killing, and added all the relevant disgust and anger over this violent act. Only atheists can ask themselves why the hell did the Vatican (or any religious body of any kind) keep any type of representation in Syria, while it is so painfully clear that the risk of extreme consequences is so high.
From Egypt to Syria any Muslim with a Koran knows that killing an innocent non-Muslim, or a Muslim of the opposed belief system carries no real condemnation, no punishment and no real problem, the show of words when these things do happen is an shameful spectacle of “ta-quia” in which Muslims try and come up with reasons for the killing (Jews are spying for the opposition, Christians are working with the other side and providing support etc.), lets hope that the people who send these religious clerics to do ”
duty” in conflict zones study current events better than the bible.