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July 1, 2013 - 7:16 am

Don’t worry, the Obama administration will vet the rebels in Syria before arming them. The question, I guess, is which way the vetting leans. Maybe it’s only in Egypt that the US will knowingly empower Islamists, and continue to back them against the will of the people.

VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) – The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.

Below is the news release from the Vatican, via news.va.

On Sunday, June 23 the Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge. This is confirmed by a statement of the Custos of the Holy Land sent to Fides Agency. The circumstances of the death are not fully understood. According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.

There is video of the beheading at the link.

Keep the faith!

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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This is part of the vetting process. And I am sure that the beheading will help assure Obama's support, and the support of the Democrat Party.

Subotai Bahadur
1 year ago
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This is why islam must be opposed at all times! This is how the "Religion of Peace™" wants to deal with all Christians (and all non-muslims)! Now the US government is arming these very animals*? We as a people should be ashamed that we tolerate such evil.

*Sorry to denigrate animals.
1 year ago
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Muhammad would be proud, and it is the will of Su'en

Unless Syria is full of Amish, they better defend themselves. G-d knows the CFR American government will not do anything for them. They will not even protect an American Ambassador, or the unborn.
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