Gemayel: Abduction of nuns contradicts Koran teachings

amin  gemayelFormer Lebanese president and phalange party leader Amin Gemayel slammed the abductors of the Lebanese and Syrian Christian nuns and said their action does not honor them , has nothing to do with Islam and contradicts with the teachings of the Holy Koran.

“The abduction of the Maalula nuns does not honor those who did it and this act has nothing to do with Islam and this is a grave historic mistake that contradicts with the teachings of the Holy Koran.” Gemayel who is on an official visit to the United States told LBCI.

Gemayel’s comments come a day after the Phalange Party demanded on Monday that the international community put a stop to the violations against religious sites and individuals in Syria.

It appealed in a statement after its weekly politburo meeting to the international community to take “immediate and urgent action to ensure the release of the nuns kidnapped from Syria’s town of Maalula.”

It also urged the international community to take similar action in ensuring the release of Bishops Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi, who were kidnapped by armed men in Syria in April.

The international community should prevent violations against Christian holy sites, it declared.

Last week, jihadists and opposition fighters entered the Syrian Christian town of Maalula and took 12 Lebanese and Syrian Greek Orthodox nuns from the Mar Takla Monastery to the Yabrud area in Qalamoun, near Damascus.

However, the nuns that vanished resurfaced on Friday in a video, saying that they had left with rebels to escape shelling in the area and were safe with a Christian family.They urged the Syrian forces to stop shelling the places of worship.

Bishop Luqa al-KhouryOn Saturday Greek Orthodox Bishop Luqa al-Khoury declared war on the Syrian rebels by calling on the Christians to carry arms to defend Syria and its its churches and monasteries.

“Our men are ready and their fingers are on the trigger.” He warned the rebels.

“ I urge every Christian man capable of carrying weapons to defend Syria and its churches and monasteries that are being vandalized by armed groups,” Khoury said in remarks published in Az-Zaman newspaper on Saturday.

“We will not stand by idly,” the cleric stressed.

He also noted that the men are “waiting for instructions from the Patriarchate,” but stressed that “we will wait for two days, not more, until we start acting.”

Several Lebanese leaders denounced the abduction of the nuns and the Bishops.

siniora bishop aoudehOn Tuesday Former Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora denounced the seizing of the nuns and called for their immediate release.

“We denounce assaults against religious sites,” Siniora, who headed a delegation of Future Movement MPs, told reporters after meeting with Beirut Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop Elias Aoudeh.

“The attacks were not only limited to religious sites but they also targeted people who exist only to serve humanity such as the kidnapping of the two dear bishops [Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim] and the nuns,” Siniora said.

“We hope that anyone who is able to help will exert every effort to release the nuns and bishops because keeping them in captivity does not serve the Syrian cause and doesn’t help overthrow the oppressive regime in Syria but leads to more violence,” he added.

  • hezzies are terrorists

    ” the nuns that vanished resurfaced on Friday in a video, saying that
    they had left with rebels to escape shelling in the area and were safe
    with a Christian family.”
    Does this mean nothing to all these babbling idiots?

    • dateam

      Your kidding arent you? So when assad catches rebels and sticks them in front of a camera and they say they are ok is that babble as well?

      • hezzies are terrorists

        Lol are you comparing nuns to fighting forces? LMFAO

        • 5thDrawer

          A Buddhist would complain they are killing the potato-bugs in their gardens. :-))))

    • Peaceforleb

      Yes Yes, the rebels are such honorable animals, aren’t they.

      • hezzies are terrorists

        As honorable as the Shiites. Probably even more honorable.

        • Hannibal

          I know Shiite men in the 14th camp? They are not Hezzies… Are they still bad?

          • hezzies are terrorists

            context please hannibal.. no need to be ridiculous

  • hezzies are terrorists

    ” the nuns that vanished resurfaced on Friday in a video, saying that
    they had left with rebels to escape shelling in the area and were safe
    with a Christian family.”
    Does this mean nothing to all these babbling idiots?

    • dateam

      Your kidding arent you? So when assad catches rebels and sticks them in front of a camera and they say they are ok is that babble as well?

      • hezzies are terrorists

        Lol are you comparing nuns to fighting forces? LMFAO

        • 5thDrawer

          A Buddhist would complain they are killing the potato-bugs in their gardens. :-))))

    • Peaceforleb

      Yes Yes, the rebels are such honorable animals, aren’t they.

      • hezzies are terrorists

        As honorable as the Shiites. Probably even more honorable.

        • Hannibal

          I know Shiite men in the 14th camp? They are not Hezzies… Are they still bad?

          • hezzies are terrorists

            context please hannibal.. no need to be ridiculous

  • MekensehParty

    nata’ zakaria
    now gemayel is an expert in the interpretation of the Koran
    and the whole revolution in the region stands on a bunch of abducted nuns
    125K killed people!! Among them tens of thousands of kids!
    That’s the big picture

    • dateam

      Ok im going to humour you here…please explain what strategic importance maloula has to the conflict? Please explain what strategic importance a church or mosque has to the conflict? If you are fighting the army and regime go fight them they have plenty of targets…This has become a mob mentality where they want to consume everything in their path. This is not how you win world opinion. This is not how you garner support…Instead of killing everything in their path and destroying it wouldnt it have been better to protect it and treat the people with the dignity they are suppossed to be fighting for so that they see their is an alternative? Now il wait for the band to play.

      • MekensehParty

        I’m not defending the actions of subhumans – not a hypocrite like yours truly who finds the right words for alqaeda scumbags but fails to use the same words on other subhumans like assad and Hezbollah who are doing the same exact thing. so humor yourself, not me!
        I’m criticizing gemayel and other Christian morons who are looking to score political points among the subrace that Lebanese Christians are (and other subraces of 16 other sects forming the subfief called Lebanon)

        • dateam

          Ok then if we are all subhuman in lebanon then why do you bother? What is it that you want? What is it that you can offer other than slander to improve us as humans because obviously you are such a shining light?

          • MekensehParty

            Not many trash left in the world who deserve such insults
            Just jumping on the opportunity while the likes of you still exist
            Can’t use these words on people around me because they’re civilized and do not deserve such words, but when it comes to Lebanese it’s so easy to say these words and not feel bad about it since you deserve them so much.
            Not hoping for improvement, I have a dirty mouth but I’m not stupid.

          • dateam

            Im sorry I still dont understand your rants. Is it pointed at me in particular or the entire lebanese population?

          • MekensehParty

            A mekenseh wipes all the trash without distinction

          • 5thDrawer

            Kind of a poopy attitude … tsk … we’re trying for education …

          • MekensehParty

            Educating people to hate the other sect isn’t education
            Educating people NOT to stand in line for movie tickets isn’t education
            Educating people to sing Christmas songs when they see green and red street lights isn’t education!!!
            I’ll call Lebanese people educated when… “a solution for the ME is reached” (quoting el General)

          • Hannibal

            Every time I wipe my house somehow I find loose coins… 😉

          • MekensehParty

            That’s rich 🙂

          • Hannibal

            Nope I guess my son’s pants need repair… 😉

        • nagy_michael2

          when you have assholes in AL Nusra who are not only killing christians but also other free syrian army because they don’t agree with them. you’re the subhuman and your kind too. the syrians deserve what they got after what they did to lebanon.. attacking nuns who are doing nothing to harm either side is below dignity which you seem to have and your kind. shut the hell up and tell the people in Syria for 30 years you been killing us. Its time the table turns on them..now go crawl with your al qaada and pray to allah to forgive for being stupid..

          • hezzies are terrorists

            Nagy you are one very bitter person who needs to seek help. Anyone who wishes death on innocent civilians because of what happened years ago needs professional help.

          • nagy_michael2

            i am not saying i wish innocent people to die. all i was saying is that the Syrian people did not feel with us when they’re gov’t was killing us. in fact they were using the syrian army to get the upper hands. so all I am saying they got what the deserve after they thought they were invicible.. I do not want this war in Syria because its killing us. But to me Israel in the past were feeling mighty and strong. I do not like Hezzies but at least they showed them to respect Lebanon or else is no more kicking around. the second the syrian were killing us also. let them feel the pain we endured for 30 years and still feeling it. what goes around comes around.. simple and clear.

          • MekensehParty

            And yet another sample of the subspecies of the region who can’t even read! A confused reply of contradictions, ignorance and hate, and you wonder why I shit on y’all in everyone of my comments? So you want the Syrians to suffer but not Syrian nuns? You want al Qaeda to burn Syria but spare the “innocents”? You don’t know what you want do you? Go baptize yourself with some logic and calm, read what I wrote, especially the part where I equate al Qaeda with the rest of the subspecies in the region…

          • Hannibal

            and you became saint Mekenseh… 😉 lol

          • MekensehParty

            becharafak don’t sanctify me, I’m just a rude mekenseh, don’t need a front seat in St. Peter’s stadium

          • nagy_michael2

            the only subspecies i see here is you. you’re talking left and right and basically you’re very confused person. its very simple those people who are not bothering you why go around and make them enemies. you’re insulting us christians for no reasons. its your kind who go around and kill themselves in the name of Allah. its your kind who didn’t care about Lebanon and now suddenly feeling sympathy with the syrian people. i feel for the children and the innocent no matter what religion and where they come from. but what i am saying is they didn’t care about us and they even abused us in our own backyard. Did the syrians send any fighters to help us fight their soldiers in Lebanon? I am to be honest with the Free Syrian Army. But when it comes to these extremists then let them and Assad Clans and Hezzie kill each other. Why should we even bother.. And lastly if it wasn’t for the Christians of Lebanon no one from the west would bother deal with your subhumans..you can insult me all you like but that’s the truth whether you like it or not..

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Hang on people i think Mekenseh has a valid enough point here, although its a mixed bag of relaitive opinion. He obviously agrees that the islamic world is full of satanic scum such as al nusra, al quaeda, isis and the regime’s hezabollah is no less putrid as the others. And from his side of the border he isnt going to loose to much sleep listening to what is happining to the Christians, while on the other hand us Christians in general agree with his opinion of the islamic diseases but we are concerned about the Christians welfare while they are wedged in the sewer treatment works that have been going on for the past 3 years or so. So his resentment of Gemayel’s apparent political point scoring may be a valid one, maybe that is what it is who knows? But as Christians it is our duty to pray for peace and NEVER EVER describe the koran as HOLY.

          • 5thDrawer

            Points or not, Gemayel puts it on record. Obaama does the same. Not everyone likes the points, but there they are. 😉

          • MekensehParty

            Obama is busy hitting on the Danish PM and sandwiching her in a picture between him and Cameron. And she’s liking it… but not Michele

          • libnan1

            The man needs some strange. I would be hitting on the Danish PM if my wife looked like Michele !!!

          • MekensehParty

            OMG that’s so rude
            Michele is a beautiful woman
            Of all people I thought you’d love her since she shares the same name as your lookaway idol

          • 5thDrawer

            I thought it was ‘Hind’ he was after …. 😉

          • IraniAngel

            maybe obama took that selfie in order to photoshop michelle’s face.. but i donno

          • 5thDrawer

            LOL … At least three smile for the camera … 😉

          • IraniAngel

            taking a selfie isnt exactly the same as hitting on Mr. President..

          • MekensehParty

            buddy, Christians and Muslims alike, the whole region needs a power-wash
            holy Koran, holy Bible, holy Talmud… all of this is words used by shrewd politicians to galvanize the idiots roaming the streets of Jounieh, Tel Aviv, Riyadh and Tehran

      • 5thDrawer

        Wait ’till I get my horn ….
        I’m sure we and Mekenseh have also noted the Boko Haram Types tearing down the ancient Muslim Mosques in Timbuktu and trashing the histories contained therein. Like the Taliban and the ancient carved cliffs; and ALL the ones who say their version of a religion is the only one they can live with, they just destroy any of humanity anywhere, while pushing the UnGodly agendas.

    • Hannibal

      I thought his name was Amine… Is Zakaria his middle name? 😉
      Besides leave him be… Don’t you see he has a headache…

      • MekensehParty

        moronic talk is so heavy on the brain

    • nagy_michael2

      Your name sounds like zionist who hates christians and muslims alike.. they think everyone is subhuman until they met the Natzies. you’re rumbling and babbling idiot and a drunken idiot who thinks highly of himself to alleviate his suffering and low self esteem. its ok man go ahead if it makes you feel better..Again I am with the Free Syrian Army as long as they don’t include crazy people like who are basically foreign fighters.. But when our children muslims and christians were suffering under the Syrian regime and iranian bastards.. none of they Syrian came to help..no christians or muslims came to help their fellow religion compatriots.. but we lebanese are better than them and we are taking them in no matter what.. so shut the hell up and go back to Israel wherever you came from.

      • MekensehParty

        Funny that I was called a salafist by you one day and a Zionist the next. Funny that I was called a Christian fascist by Sunni salafists, an Alawite/Shiite by sheep-like M14ers, a dirty Muslim by Zionists… A religion does not define a person, criticizing the Pope does not mean that the critic is non-Christian. Criticizing Wahhabis doesn’t necessarily mean I went to a Dahyeh school… but I understand that it confuses you and many, many others from the region. You were born and raised to hold your religion as your sole identity and could not fathom the idea or even dare to criticize your own religion/sect… that’s the difference between you and I, the same difference between a confused believer who follows blindly the shepherd that happens to lead the flock and a person that uses logic to trace his/her path freely in this world.
        Look deep inside at this Christianity of yours and remember the words of none other than Jesus Christ who invited the angry mob to look inside first (self-criticism) before throwing the stone… Look at the self-proclaimed Christians of the ME and tell me how Christians are they really and how far did they err from the message of Christ from the kids molester in Bkirki down to old Marie-Therese from Zouk Mosbeh who’s busting her chest in the church asking God to rid the world from the Shia, Sunni and Jews…
        In the spirit of logic, I also invite other readers from the various other religions/sects of the region to go through the same questioning…

  • MekensehParty

    nata’ zakaria
    now gemayel is an expert in the interpretation of the Koran
    and the whole revolution in the region stands on a bunch of abducted nuns
    125K killed people!! Among them tens of thousands of kids!
    That’s the big picture

    • dateam

      Ok im going to humour you here…please explain what strategic importance maloula has to the conflict? Please explain what strategic importance a church or mosque has to the conflict? If you are fighting the army and regime go fight them they have plenty of targets…This has become a mob mentality where they want to consume everything in their path. This is not how you win world opinion. This is not how you garner support…Instead of killing everything in their path and destroying it wouldnt it have been better to protect it and treat the people with the dignity they are suppossed to be fighting for so that they see their is an alternative? Now il wait for the band to play.

      • MekensehParty

        I’m not defending the actions of subhumans – not a hypocrite like yours truly who finds the right words for alqaeda scumbags but fails to use the same words on other subhumans like assad and Hezbollah who are doing the same exact thing. so humor yourself, not me!
        I’m criticizing gemayel and other Christian morons who are looking to score political points among the subrace that Lebanese Christians are (and other subraces of 16 other sects forming the subfief called Lebanon)

        • dateam

          Ok then if we are all subhuman in lebanon then why do you bother? What is it that you want? What is it that you can offer other than slander to improve us as humans because obviously you are such a shining light?

          • MekensehParty

            Not many trash left in the world who deserve such insults
            Just jumping on the opportunity while the likes of you still exist
            Can’t use these words on people around me because they’re civilized and do not deserve such words, but when it comes to Lebanese it’s so easy to say these words and not feel bad about it since you deserve them so much.
            Not hoping for improvement, I have a bad mouth but I’m not stupid.

          • dateam

            Im sorry I still dont understand your rants. Is it pointed at me in particular or the entire lebanese population?

          • MekensehParty

            A mekenseh wipes all the trash without distinction

          • 5thDrawer

            Kind of a poopy attitude … tsk … we’re trying for education …

          • MekensehParty

            Educating people to hate the other sect isn’t education
            Educating people NOT to stand in line for movie tickets isn’t education
            Educating people to sing Christmas songs when they see green and red street lights isn’t education!!!
            I’ll call Lebanese people educated when… “a solution for the ME is reached” (quoting el General)

          • Hannibal

            Every time I wipe my house somehow I find loose coins… 😉

          • MekensehParty

            That’s rich 🙂

          • Hannibal

            Nope I guess my son’s pants need repair… 😉

        • nagy_michael2

          when you have assholes in AL Nusra who are not only killing christians but also other free syrian army because they don’t agree with them. you’re the subhuman and your kind too. the syrians deserve what they got after what they did to lebanon.. attacking nuns who are doing nothing to harm either side is below dignity which you seem to have and your kind. shut the hell up and tell the people in Syria for 30 years you been killing us. Its time the table turns on them..now go crawl with your al qaada and pray to allah to forgive for being stupid..

          • hezzies are terrorists

            Nagy you are one very bitter person who needs to seek help. Anyone who wishes death on innocent civilians because of what happened years ago needs professional help.

          • nagy_michael2

            i am not saying i wish innocent people to die. all i was saying is that the Syrian people did not feel with us when they’re gov’t was killing us. in fact they were using the syrian army to get the upper hands. so all I am saying they got what the deserve after they thought they were invicible.. I do not want this war in Syria because its killing us. But to me Israel in the past were feeling mighty and strong. I do not like Hezzies but at least they showed them to respect Lebanon or else is no more kicking around. the second the syrian were killing us also. let them feel the pain we endured for 30 years and still feeling it. what goes around comes around.. simple and clear.

          • MekensehParty

            And yet another sample of the subspecies of the region who can’t even read! A confused reply of contradictions, ignorance and hate, and you wonder why I shit on y’all in everyone of my comments? So you want the Syrians to suffer but not Syrian nuns? You want al Qaeda to burn Syria but spare the “innocents”? You don’t know what you want do you? Go baptize yourself with some logic and calm, read what I wrote, especially the part where I equate al Qaeda with the rest of the subspecies in the region…

          • Hannibal

            and you became saint Mekenseh… 😉 lol

          • MekensehParty

            becharafak don’t sanctify me, I’m just a rude mekenseh, don’t need a front seat in St. Peter’s stadium

          • nagy_michael2

            the only subspecies i see here is you. you’re talking left and right and basically you’re very confused person. its very simple those people who are not bothering you why go around and make them enemies. you’re insulting us christians for no reasons. its your kind who go around and kill themselves in the name of Allah. its your kind who didn’t care about Lebanon and now suddenly feeling sympathy with the syrian people. i feel for the children and the innocent no matter what religion and where they come from. but what i am saying is they didn’t care about us and they even abused us in our own backyard. Did the syrians send any fighters to help us fight their soldiers in Lebanon? I am to be honest with the Free Syrian Army. But when it comes to these extremists then let them and Assad Clans and Hezzie kill each other. Why should we even bother.. And lastly if it wasn’t for the Christians of Lebanon no one from the west would bother deal with your subhumans..you can insult me all you like but that’s the truth whether you like it or not..

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Hang on people i think Mekenseh has a valid enough point here, although its a mixed bag of relaitive opinion. He obviously agrees that the islamic world is full of satanic scum such as al nusra, al quaeda, isis and the regime’s hezabollah is no less putrid as the others. And from his side of the border he isnt going to loose to much sleep listening to what is happining to the Christians, while on the other hand us Christians in general agree with his opinion of the islamic diseases but we are concerned about the Christians welfare while they are wedged in the sewer treatment works that have been going on for the past 3 years or so. So his resentment of Gemayel’s apparent political point scoring may be a valid one, maybe that is what it is who knows? But as Christians it is our duty to pray for peace and NEVER EVER describe the koran as HOLY.

          • 5thDrawer

            Points or not, Gemayel puts it on record. Obaama does the same. Not everyone likes the points, but there they are. 😉

          • MekensehParty

            Obama is busy hitting on the Danish PM and sandwiching her in a picture between him and Cameron. And she’s liking it… but not Michele

          • libnan1

            The man needs some strange. I would be hitting on the Danish PM if my wife looked like Michele !!!

          • MekensehParty

            OMG that’s so rude
            Michele is a beautiful woman
            Of all people I thought you’d love her since she shares the same name as your lookaway idol

          • 5thDrawer

            I thought it was ‘Hind’. 😉

          • IraniAngel

            maybe obama took that selfie in order to photoshop michelle’s face.. but i donno

          • 5thDrawer

            LOL … At least three smile for the camera … 😉

          • IraniAngel

            taking a selfie isnt exactly the same as hitting on Mr. President..

          • MekensehParty

            buddy, Christians and Muslims alike, the whole region needs a power-wash
            holy Koran, holy Bible, holy Talmud… all of this is words used by shrewd politicians to galvanize the idiots roaming the streets of Jounieh, Tel Aviv, Riyadh and Tehran

      • 5thDrawer

        Wait ’till I get my horn ….
        I’m sure we and Mekenseh have also noted the Boko Haram Types tearing down the ancient Muslim Mosques in Timbuktu and trashing the histories contained therein. Like the Taliban and the ancient carved cliffs; and ALL the ones who say their version of a religion is the only one they can live with, they just destroy any of humanity anywhere, while pushing the UnGodly agendas.

    • Hannibal

      I thought his name was Amine… Is Zakaria his middle name? 😉

      • MekensehParty

        moronic talk is so heavy on the brain

    • nagy_michael2

      Your name sounds like zionist who hates christians and muslims alike.. they think everyone is subhuman until they met the Natzies. you’re rumbling and babbling idiot and a drunken idiot who thinks highly of himself to alleviate his suffering and low self esteem. its ok man go ahead if it makes you feel better..Again I am with the Free Syrian Army as long as they don’t include crazy people like who are basically foreign fighters.. But when our children muslims and christians were suffering under the Syrian regime and iranian bastards.. none of they Syrian came to help..no christians or muslims came to help their fellow religion compatriots.. but we lebanese are better than them and we are taking them in no matter what.. so shut the hell up and go back to Israel wherever you came from.

      • MekensehParty

        Funny that I was called a salafist by you one day and a Zionist the next. Funny that I was called a Christian fascist by Sunni salafists, an Alawite/Shiite by sheep-like M14ers, a dirty Muslim by Zionists… A religion does not define a person, criticizing the Pope does not mean that the critic is non-Christian. Criticizing Wahhabis doesn’t necessarily mean I went to a Dahyeh school… but I understand that it confuses you and many, many others from the region. You were born and raised to hold your religion as your sole identity and could not fathom the idea or even dare to criticize your own religion/sect… that’s the difference between you and I, the same difference between a confused believer who follows blindly the shepherd that happens to lead the flock and a person that uses logic to trace his/her path freely in this world.
        Look deep inside at this Christianity of yours and remember the words of none other than Jesus Christ who invited the angry mob to look inside first (self-criticism) before throwing the stone… Look at the self-proclaimed Christians of the ME and tell me how Christians are they really and how far did they err from the message of Christ from the kids molester in Bkirki down to old Marie-Therese from Zouk Mosbeh who’s busting her chest in the church asking God to rid the world from the Shia, Sunni and Jews…
        In the spirit of logic, I also invite other readers from the various other religions/sects of the region to go through the same questioning…