ISIS obliterates, desecrates 1600 year old Syrian monastery……. August 25, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, General Catholic, horror, persecution, shocking, Society, Spiritual Warfare, unadulterated evil.
……..and just for good measure, they dug up the ancient relics of Saint Elian and brutalized them, as well. They also slaughtered the monks.
Is there a force on this planet more visibly satanic than militant islam and especially “ISIS?”
ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) fighters have bulldozed a 1,600-year-old Christian monastery after abducting and reportedly slaughtering its inhabitants.
The twisted terror group today released a video showing its barbaric militants razing the ancient Mar Elian monastery to the ground, even digging up and desecrating the bones of a Christian saint.
There were reports that fighters had also kidnapped the monastery’s abbot, Father Jacques Mouraud and a church volunteer, Botros Hanna, who are both now feared dead.
In the sick video the terrorists can be seen gleefully removing the remains of Saint Elian, after whom the monastery was named, from their ancient stone sarcophagus.
The church is said to have been built on the spot where Saint Elian died after he was killed by his father, a Roman officer, for refusing to denounce his faith.
It was a popular pilgrim site with Christians throughout the Middle East and housed Roman frescos which were amongst the oldest paintings in the region.
The monastery, near the Syrian city of Homs, had been renovated several times in recent years, including by Italian priest Paolo Dall’Oglio who was executed in Raqqa by ISIS forces in July 2013.
ISIS said that it bulldozed the church because it was dedicated to a God other than Allah. [So much, then, for “dhimmi” status and islam being tolerant of Christians and Jews? In truth, this is what has happened everywhere particularly militant islam has gained suzerainty, dating back to the 600s]
The group has routinely kidnapped and executed Christians living in the Middle East as part of its ideological drive to create an Islamist caliphate…….
………ISIS has routinely destroyed and desecrated ancient monuments in lands it has captured in the Middle East.
The Islamist fanatics see many historical sites as blasphemous to their cause.
Earlier this year the extremists blew up the ancient city of Nimrud, in Iraq, whilst they also released a video of fighters smashing ancient statues in Mosul museum.
They are in truth opposed to all civilization, which is why islam, in spite of starting from a relatively high level of development, today features many of the most backwards, deliberately ignorant countries in the world. In order to conduct their sick jihad, they have to import weapons from other less benighted places. Islam has given very, very little to the world and has taken a very great deal. It’s thoroughly un-Christian of me, I guess, but a part of me thinks the only way to deal with these people is like this:
Redwing Tewa 5 MT shot July 20, 1956, designed to be as dirty as possible. Almost all weapons effects from fission, ground burst for maximum fallout. This was probably the dirtiest nuclear test the United States every conducted. “Dirty” means maximum radiological effects.
With islam, it’s always war to the knife and knife to the hilt. It always has been. Either you must destroy them, or they will destroy you. And now our first muslim president and a compliant Senate have seen fit to allow one of the most deranged islamist regimes to be armed with nuclear weapons. I am increasingly convinced there will be another use of nuclear weapons in my lifetime, and that this time, it won’t be in ones or twos. It’s going to be horrific.
Below, what the monastery used to look like, and images of its destruction: