CWN - Syrian rebels have taken over a small village in northwestern Syrian and imposed Islamic law on its Christian residents, a Latin-rite bishop has told the Fides news agency.
“In Kanayé, Salafi militants and the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra have imposed [that] the pastor not ring bells,” said Bishop Giuseppe Nazzaro, the retired vicar apostolic of Aleppo. “Women must not go out on the street bare-headed, but must be veiled. And if they do not obey these orders, the threat is massacre.”
“This could be the first step: tomorrow they will force them to convert to Islam,” he added.