Den katolske presten Francois Murad (49) er blitt halshugget i Syria av jihadister i Jabhat al-Nusra-fronten. Halshoggingen vil bekrefte inntrykket av at opprøret går i ekstrem retning og gjøre det vanskelige for vestlige regjeringer å gi våpenstøtte.

Det er den katolske kirkes offisielle nyhetsbyrå som bekrefter dette.

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A Catholic priest has been killed in Syria, it has been confirmed by the official Vatican news agency.

Franciscan Father Francois Murad died after fighters linked to the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra attacked the monastery he was staying at, local sources say.

Catholic Online links to amateur footage purporting to show the 49-year-old’s horrific death and claims: «The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.»

Bildene er av en slik karakter at de nok vil bli fjernet fra youtube ganske snart. De viser en mann som får hodet skåret av med en kjøkkenkniv. Menneskene rundt om går tett på for å kunne ta bilder med sine mobiltelefoner. Det er det utrolige ved jihadistene: de vil gjerne dokumentere for hele verden hvordan de behandler sine innbilte fiender.

It shows a man the channel understands is the priest, sitting cross-legged with his hands bound, alongside two other men while fighters surround them chanting “Allah Akbar” (God is great).

As the first man, believed to be Father Murad, is beheaded with what appears to be a kitchen knife, several observers are seen stepping close to his body to capture close-up photographs and video.

The site claims Father Murad had been accused of collaborating with the regime ofSyrian President Bashar Assad, though the accusations are unconfirmed.

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A still from unconfirmed footage which purports to show Father Murad’s death by beheading

 

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