Warning: Graphic Video Syrian rebels videoed the brutal beheading of Syrian Catholic priest François Murad. This horrific act happened on June 23, 2013.
From Jihad Watch:
"The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, claimed it launched two suicide assaults and other attacks with Syrian rebel groups, including an Islamist unit and two Free Syrian Army brigades....The Al Nusrah Front is willing to work with Syrian rebel groups such as the Free Syrian Army, and in its official statements has admitted to doing so....The Al Nusrah Front has also cooperated with Free Syrian Army units to establish sharia, or Islamic law, in Aleppo and in eastern Syria....The US government is backing the Free Syrian Army despite the group's known ties to the Al Nusrah Front." -- "Al Nusrah Front claims joint operations, including a suicide assault, with Syrian rebel groups," by Bill Roggio at the Long War Journal, June 29
The Vatican has confirmed the death of Franciscan priest, Father Francois Murad. The safety of Christians and Jews in Syria as well as those who live in places under Sharia law are in my prayers.