Syrian Rebels Swap Crosses Atop Churches for Al Qaeda Flags

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Do we need anymore proof that the Syrian rebels are Al-Qaeda? This is insane, and it should really shake us up that our government was giving aid to this group. This is the same group that took down the Twin Towers on 9/11 if anyone remembers. This is why our women, children and the elderly get groped at the air ports; because of Al-Qaeda. This is why we are losing our civil liberties, and we are funding and giving arms to them? The Obama administration wanted us to side with with in the Syrian conflict? We are seriously living in the twilight zone.

CNS News reports:

A Syrian rebel group affiliated with Al Qaeda desecrated two Christian churches in Northern Syria late last month, replacing their crosses with the symbolic black flag of jihad.

The rebels also destroyed relics, painting and statues allegedly in response to the city’s anti-sectarian protests against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights strongly condemn such sectarian actions that contradict the Syrian people’s demands in justice, freedom, democracy and equality,” the group said.

Dubai-based al-Aan TV broadcast exclusive footage of members of the ISIS attacking the al-Shuhada Armenian Orthodox Church, also known as the Martyrs’ Church,  and the Sayida al-Bishara Catholic Church in the Islamist-held city of Raqqa.

The video, posted on YouTube, shows a jihadist on the roof of the church throwing a crucifix to the ground below, where it is kicked by an onlooker.

In 2006, Muslims across the globe rioted after the publication of a Danish cartoon they claimed insulted the prophet Muhammad.

The conflict between U.S.-backed rebel groups and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which has so far resulted in about 100,000 casualties, has also had grave consequences for the country’s vulnerable Christian minority.

Although Christians in Syria have been hesitant to take sides in the ongoing civil war, they are considered sympathetic to Assad, making them targets for rebel-led violence.

As CNSNews previously reported, the patriarchal vicar of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Jordan warned that Christians “will be massacred” if the Syrian Army were to leave Christian-populated cities.

After an August chemical weapons attack near Damascus led to talks of U.S. military intervention, an agreement brokered by Russian President Vladimir Putin was reached that called for a careful accounting of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile.

International chemical weapons inspectors began destroying Syria’s chemical stockpile earlier this week.

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