By Raymond Ibrahim on October 29, 2013
Once again, U.S.-supported “freedom fighters” in Syria show their true face. In the following video, a Muslim cleric, after declaring the supremacy of Islam — “nothing but Allah shall be worshipped in the land of Syria, and nothing but the rule of Allah [Sharia law] shall govern, and no idol shall be worshipped in the land of Syria after these days” — proceeds to smash a statue of the Virgin Mary, to perfunctory yells of “Allahu Akbar,” or, “My god is better than your god.” [Click on CC if English subtitles don’t appear]
Catholics use statues, paintings, and other artistic devices to recall the person or thing depicted. Just as it helps to remember one’s mother by looking at her photograph, so it helps to recall the example of the saints by looking at pictures of them. It’s that simple. There are many passages in the Holy Bible to support statues just as I’m sure they have something in the Koran to explain and support their worship of a Black Stone.
Anyway that’s not what this is about – he’s a Syrian Salafist=Muslim Brotherhood who gets a bonus in his pay check for inciting discontent and destabilization. Posting this on youtube will certainly get him plenty of notice which is what he’s banking on…no wonder he’s so merry. Meanwhile tens of Christians are being looted, kidnapped, murdered, and ethnically cleansed daily for their resources. One wonders what God he worships while casting stones at those he kills in the name of that same god.