Iran legislators slam massacre of Syrian priest

Iran legislators slam massacre of Syrian priest
Wed Jul 24, 2013 22:37:13

Iran’s parliament (Majlis) has issued a statement censuring the killing of a Syrian priest by the foreign-backed militants as a Western hypocrisy.

This crime has been committed by Takfiri terrorists who are unfortunately supported by Western states and who operate with West’s political, financial and arms support, the Wednesday statement read.

A shocking video emerged on the Internet in late June showing foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Syria brutally beheading two Christians including a priest in the western city of Homs.

In the gruesome footage, the militants, who are said to be members of the terrorist al-Nusra Front, are seen cutting off the heads of two handcuffed men, including Father Francois Murad, with a small knife in front of a crowd of people.

“The silence of the clergy in the Muslim and Christian worlds on this tragic disaster is deplorable and shocking,” the statement said.

The Iranian lawmakers called on Muslim scholars “to fulfill their religious obligation by defending the followers of other divine religions, particularly their clergy, and to prove that murderous deviants have nothing to do with Islam and religion.”

Meanwhile, the Iranian lawmakers condemned the so-called advocates of human rights for blacklisting the military wing of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, which courageously defends the people against the Israeli army, and instead supporting criminal and violent terrorists.

On July 22, under the US and Israeli pressure, the EU foreign ministers decided to place Hezbollah’s military wing on the EU’s blacklist.


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