Syria rebels ‘burned down churches and destroyed Christian graves’

When insurgents stormed Kessab, they posted pictures of themselves protecting ancient churches. But a visit to the Syrian town tells a different story.

Rain seeped into the tombs through shattered flagstones. Nearby, marble crosses lay in pieces. Plastic flowers, once lovingly placed on a grave, were torn and stamped into the earth.

Beside the desecrated graveyard in the Syrian town of Kessab stood the Holy Trinity Armenian Evangelical church. Its library, pews and altar had all been burned by arsonists.

The perpetrators had shown both purpose and glee in their destruction of Christian sites in this ancient Armenian town. Statues were riddled with bullets and Islamist slogans were scrawled across the walls of homes and shops.

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  • Blacksmith

    More of that interfaith outreach I see, I wonder if the rest of the world is ever going to wake up. I expect some will only wake up when the knife is at their throats.

    • If that. Look to Sweden, some there actively promote their own demise, they exist among us as well, leftism is akin to a parasitism that alters behavior in the host causing them to behave in a passive death wish like manner.

      • Blacksmith

        Yeah, I hear you.

    • Doug Kursk

      …you know what they need?

      Basketball courts.

      Lots of Basketball courts.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Yes, it’s always so odd when the rebels do these things.
    And still we are told Assad is the bad guy.

  • BillyHW

    Can’t wait for the moderate muslim community in Syria to “love bomb” these Christian churches, just like in Sweden.

  • Just another day of “no see um” jihad.

  • Surely UNESCO is all over this. All these ancient churches from native populations being destroyed must bother them.