How wonderful it is that we are coming to the aid of these lovely people. What's that? These aren't the people we are aiding? Maybe not, but these people will end up being the chief beneficiaries of our aid. Watch and see. "Al-Nusra Front Sets Syrian Church on Fire," from Prensa Latina, June 19 (thanks to Benedict):
Damascus, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of al-Nusra Front, affiliated to Al Qaeda terrorist network, set Syrian-Christian al-Waha church on fire, in Deir Ezzor city today, about 460 kilometers northeastern Damascus, reported local press. The fire destroyed all the furniture and valuable objects inside the facility, which was seriously damaged, broadcast official news television channel.
The armed opposition groups fighting here for overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad, with the approval of regional and western governments, have destroyed mosques, shrines, and religious buildings during the over two years of conflict.
In April, insurgents blew off the emblematic minaret of the Grand Mosque of the Omeyas in Allepo city, and the Omari Mosque, on eof [sic] the oldest of the Islamic world, located in the southern Deraa city.
Wahhabis disapprove of minarets.