Syria: Islamic State murders priest and his father as they were going to inspect restoration of a church

Thursday, November 14, 2019
By Paul Martin

NOV 14, 2019

The remnants of the Islamic State in Syria want to make it clear to Christians that it is not safe to return. Meanwhile, Christians in the West are certain that a bit of “dialogue” will fix everything up. Won’t it?

“Three blasts kill at least 6 in Syrian town near Turkey,” Al Jazeera, November 11, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Three car bombs, exploding nearly simultaneously in the largely Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, killed at least six people as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group said it shot dead a priest and his father….

The attacks came the same day an Armenian Catholic priest and his father were killed as they travelled to the eastern province of Deir Az Zor from Qamishli, where they were meant to inspect the restoration of a church, according to the Syrian Observatory.

That attack was claimed by the ISIL with its Aamaq website posting a copy of the priest’s identity card.

ISIL persecuted Christians, who made up 10 percent of prewar Syria’s population, and displaced tens of thousands when it ruled large parts of Iraq and Syria beginning in 2014….

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