A Syrian city overrun by the Muslim Brotherhood was the scene of the execution of three Christian men who refused to convert to Islam, according to reports.
The Catholic young men were killed by rebels fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad after they had taken control of the village of Maaloula, confirmed Todd Daniels, a spokesman for the American human rights group International Christian Concern.“Based on the statement from the Melkite patriarch, these men were martyred because they refused to recant their faith,” Daniels said.
Also, 12 nuns were kidnapped at about the same time. They were identified as Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf and 11 nuns with her.
“There are serious concerns for the safety of these women based on the treatment of women throughout this conflict,” Daniels said.