An Islamist rebel group - an eventual American ally due to Obama's deranged plan to attack Syria - has launched a hideous attack on Maalula, Syria. St. Paul himself visited there - the historical and spiritual value
for us Christians is incalculable.
From Vatican Insider:
On Wednesday 4 September, Syrian Islamist militia group Jahbat al-Nusra – which is tied to al-Qaeda – attacked the Christian village of Maalula, 56 kilometres north-east of Damascus. According to the reconstruction given by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – an organisation that is close to the Syrian opposition – a Syrian army checkpoint at the entrance to the village was apparently taken by Islamist militia thanks partly to a suicide bombing. An Orthodox nun issued an anonymous statement to international some news agencies, confirming that Islamists in the mountains surrounding Maalula have been firing on the town since yesterday.