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Published On: Mon, Dec 31st, 2012

Syria rebels behead a Christian and feed his remains to a dog

Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.

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photo Richard Loyal French Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/richard_french/4989518338/

The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, age 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits.

She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Sister Agnes-Mariam de la Croix said newlywed taxi driver Andrei Arbashe’s brother had reportedly been overheard comparing the rebels to “bandits”.

Sister de la Croix, who is mother superior of the Monastery of St James the Mutilated between Damascus and Homs, said: “They beheaded him, cut him into pieces and fed him to the dogs.

“The uprising has been hijacked by Islamist mercenaries who are more interested in fighting a holy war than in changing the government.

“It’s turned into a sectarian conflict. One in which Christians are paying a high price.”

Sister de la Croix, a 60-year-old Carmelite nun who fled Syria earlier this year, condemned the “free and democratic world” for supporting extremists who want to “impose Sharia Law and create an Islamist state in Syria”.

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