In a recent heinous incident, jihadists slit throat of a Christian in front of his wife, giving a vent to their odium for Christianity, they mocked the woman in a derogatory way saying “Your Jesus did not come to save him from us.” This odious incident took place in Syria’ ancient town Maalula; which was invaded by the militants few days ago.
A Christian woman resident of Maalula told the media saying, “They arrived in our town at dawn and shouted ‘We are from the Al-Nusra Front and have come to make lives miserable for the Crusaders,” the woman who was identified as Marie, further narrated that after their first advance against the town, Christians started fleeing.
The town was home to considerable large Christian population. According to estimate, about 5,000 of the residents of Maalula speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus himself. The militant outfit has tightened its grip over the Maalula in order to use it as a launching base for anti-regime attacks.
The advance of rebels and terrorist outfits has resulted in devastating refugee crisis. The conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis for the country and the region. UNHCR reports that there are at least 3.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and almost 1.3 million registered and unregistered refugees in neighboring countries, including Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.