UPDATE: Apparently Fr. Fadi was Orthodox, not Melkite, despite the reference below to his having been ordained in the Melkite church in Damascus, so I have adjusted the headline accordingly.
But don’t be concerned. Everyone knows these guys are democratic pluralists who will establish an America-friendly Western-style republic. Right? “Pastor killed in Syria,” by Nahro Farid for Ishtar TV, October 26:
Damascus – The lifeless body of a Syrian pastor was found today near the southern town of Qatana, close to the Lebanese border.
The 43-year old Fadi Haddad had gone to meet a militia and give ransom money to get the release of a kidnapped Christian doctor named Shadi Khoury.
Haddad didn’t return that day and his body was found five days later with is throat slit. There has been no word on the kidnapped doctor.
A native of Qatana, Haddad studied at the Saint John’s Theological School in Lebanon and was ordained in the Melkite Church of Damascus.