Lebanese Christian Women Ready to Fight Terrorists
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Jun 29
Lebanese Christian women have decided to take up arms against jihadists after terror attacks devastated a Lebanese village earlier this week.
According to ChristianToday.com, the suicide terror attacks in the predominantly Christian village of Qaa on Monday killed five people and injured more than two dozen others. Terrorists targeted the village, and then attacked it again while residents held a vigil for those who were killed earlier in the day.
The Lebanese Christian women say they are not willing to remain idle while their country is targeted by terrorists.
"We will not allow Lebanon to become a new Iraq. We will not flee, we have weapons and are ready to protect ourselves," one woman from Qaa told A Demand for Action.
"Jihadists think they go to hell if they are killed by women, we will send them straight to hell," she said, adding that all women in Qaa have decided to be ready to fight.
Despite the bravery of these women, the priest of Mar Elias church, Rev. Elian Nasrallah, said that most of Qaa’s residents are “living in terror.”
"People are stuck in their houses, not daring to go out and fearing more suicide bombers," he said.
Habib Afram, the president of the Syriac League of Lebanon called on the world to take action against the growing threat of Islamic extremism, particularly directed at Christians.
"This is not the first time and not the last time," he said. "For how long is the west going to ignore the fact of the ongoing genocide in Syria and Iraq that terrorists now also try to extend to Lebanon?"
Publication date: June 29, 2016