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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:29 AM Dec 2012

Andrei Arbashe, Christian Taxi-Driver 'Beheaded By Syrian Rebels & Fed To Dogs'

A Christian man was beheaded by Syrian rebels and fed to dogs, a nun has told a British newspaper.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Sister Agnes-Mariam de la Croix said newlywed taxi driver Andrei Arbashe's brother had reportedly been overheard comparing the rebels to "bandits".

As a consequence, Andrei, who was set to become a father for the the first time, was kidnapped. The 38-year-old's remains were found in the northern town of Ras al-Ayn, on the Turkish border.

Sister de la Croix, who is mother superior of the Monastery of St James the Mutilated between Damascus and Homs, said: "They beheaded him, cut him into pieces and fed him to the dogs.

"The uprising has been hijacked by Islamist mercenaries who are more interested in fighting a holy war than in changing the government.



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Fog of war Warpy Dec 2012 #1
"Saint James the Mutilated" . . . some things never change, do they? leveymg Dec 2012 #2
Sounds more or less like her standard spiel. bluedigger Dec 2012 #3


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2. "Saint James the Mutilated" . . . some things never change, do they?
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:59 AM
Dec 2012

And, now, should America expand and intensify this war? Here's the perfect weapon: The Crusader tank:


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3. Sounds more or less like her standard spiel.
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:11 PM
Dec 2012
She said that, in Homs, she had witnessed “terrible things.”

“I have seen hundreds of corpses of civilians who were shot, cut in pieces — just because they were civilians going to their work,” she told Catholic News Service.


I believe that was from August. A quick Google search indicates she hasn't been in Syria for months.

Mother Agnes-Mariam de la Croix was forced to flee to neighbouring Lebanon in June when she was warned of a plot to abduct her, after she revealed that about 80,000 Christians had been "cleared" by rebel forces from their homes in Homs province.


So why would The Sunday Times and HuffPoUK choose to run this story now?

Could it be a response to this?

"I have defected because of the deviation of the army from its primary duty of protecting the country and its transformation into gangs of murder and destruction.

"The army has destroyed cities and villages and has committed massacres against an unarmed population that took to the streets to demand freedom," he said. "Long live free Syria."


Warning: my antivirus (AVG) did not like the homesite for the Monastery of St James the Mutilated.
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