The worst Christian massacre—complete with mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches—recently took place in Syria, at the hands of the U.S.-supported jihadi “rebels”; and the U.S. government and its “mainstream media” mouthpiece are, as usual, silent (that is, when not actively trying to minimize matters).
The massacre took place in Sadad, an ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian habitation, so old as to be mentioned in the Old Testament. Most of the region’s inhabitants are poor, as Sadad is situated in the remote desert between Homs and Damascus (desert regions, till now, apparently the only places Syria’s Christians could feel secure; 600 Christian families had earlier fled there for sanctuary from the jihad, only to be followed by it).
In late October, the U.S-supported “opposition” invaded and occupied Sadad for over a week, till ousted by the nation’s military. Among other atrocities, 45 Christians—including women and children—were killed, several tortured to death; Sadat’s 14 churches, some ancient, were ransacked and destroyed; the bodies of six people from one family, ranging from ages 16 to 90, were found at the bottom of a well (an increasingly common fate for “subhuman” Christians).
The jihadis even made a graphic video (with English subtitles) of those whom they massacred, while shouting Islam’s victory-cry, “Allahu Akbar” (which John McCainequates to a Christian saying “thank God”). Another video, made after Sadad was liberated shows more graphic atrocities.
This is all disturbing and not simply from the media silence angle or the fact that the United States is supporting those responsible.
I'm sitting in the comfort of my home, posting this over breakfast, thinking anxious thoughts over things going on at the office or with loved ones, things that are actually so inconsequential when reading about what fellow believers are enduring.
I understand that prayer is helpful and so urge you who read this even now to stop and pray yet I can't help but wonder what else might be done.
God be with Your persecuted Church. God show us how to help. Mother Mary, pray for us all.