An Islamist insurgent group affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and backed by Turkey has arrested a Christian Syrian instructor for refusing to give up his college constructing for Islamic coaching.
Radwan Muhammad, 40, is the headmaster of a college in a northwestern Syrian village close to the Afrin province.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) studies that the arrest to place on July 30 after Muhammad instructed the Failaq al-Sham rebels, “I will hand you the building in one case only: if Jesus Christ comes down to earth again.”
Muhammad had one other latest incident with the Islamist group after his spouse, who had transformed to Christianity, handed away. The group wouldn’t let her physique be buried in accordance to the native Christian traditions.
Nihad Hassan, pastor of a Kurdish church in Beirut, Lebanon stated, “We are extremely worried about Radwan’s life and well-being. He is being held at Failaq Al-Sham’s headquarters in Afrin and they may execute him. Those Islamist groups and their Turkish masters are walking in the footsteps of IS. In fact, many of their fighters are former IS and al Qaeda members.”
CSW Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas referred to as for an finish to this persecution in opposition to Christians and in addition requested for Muhammad’s launch.
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Turkey should cease the rebels and “immediately bring to an end all forms of violence and human rights abuses in the areas they control,” Thomas said. “We are deeply concerned for Mr. Muhammad’s welfare and we urge his abductors to release him immediately and without condition. We also urge the Turkish authorities to intervene.”
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) posted on Twitter that Muhammad had been charged with apostasy – renouncing a faith, and is urging for his launch.
“USCIRF fears for the safety of #Afrin, Syria resident Radwan Muhammad, who a #TFSA faction has reportedly detained & charged w/ apostasy. USCIRF calls on #Turkey to intervene, order its allies to release Radwan, & prevent them from committing such acts.”
USCIRF fears for the protection of #Afrin, Syria resident Radwan Muhammad, who a #TFSA faction has reportedly detained & charged w/ apostasy. USCIRF calls on #Turkey to intervene, order its allies to launch Radwan, & stop them from committing such acts. https://t.co/qCvoRsznQf
— USCIRF (@USCIRF) August 14, 2020
Kidnappings, arrests, and looting have develop into widespread in Afrin and lots of have been arrested over “communication with Kurdish units.”
The Afrin’s Human Rights Organization stated accusations of apostasy are “another excuse militias use to commit crime in Afrin.”