Michael Maloof writes in a Dec. 19 WorldNetDaily article that is "excerpted from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, the premium online newsletter published by the founder of WND. Subscriptions are $99 a year or, for monthly trials, just $9.95 per month for credit card users, and provide instant access for the complete reports":
An auxiliary Greek Orthodox bishop of Antioch based in Damascus, Syria, has issued a call to arms to Christians worldwide to fight the Islamicmilitants who have killed and kidnapped Christians and destroyed their holy places in Syria.
In referring to the most recent kidnapping of 13 nuns and orphanage workers and the taking over of the ancient Christian Syrian village of Malloula by al-Qaida fighters, Bishop Luca al-Khoury said many young men “are asking us to take action.”
“I call on every young man who can take up arms to come forward,” al-Khoury said, adding that Christians need to engage in self-defense and protect Christian holy places.
“Our young people are ready (and) their fingers are on the trigger and they’re ready to fight for the sake of Syria and for the sake of self-defense,” al-Khoury said.
Al-Khoury pointed out that some 40 churches have been damaged or destroyed during the war in Syria.
He blamed the international community for accepting the Syrian opposition’s claim that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is killing Syrians.
How would Maloof have access to such a thing as this? The G2 website says this is a result of WND editor Joseph Farah tapping his "vast network of international intelligence sources to bring you credible insights into geo-political and geo-strategic developments."
Or maybe they're just copying things from far-right websites. This is what appeared nine days earlier on the website of Walid Shoebat -- who has been credibly accused of of lying about his own past as a self-proclaimed Islamic terrorist-turned-Christian -- and written by Shoebat's son Theodore:
The Crusade continues on….
A senior Orthodox bishop named Luca al-Khoury has made the call to arms against the Muslim heretics who are seeking the lives of the innocent. He exhorted every Christian young man to take up a weapon, and fight the advancers of Allah’s deceptions. He declared:
we have many young men who are asking us [to take action], and there are those demanding that we take immediate action.
He then exclaimed:
I call on every young man who can take up arms to come forward …Our young people are ready; their fingers are on the trigger and they’re ready to fight for the sake of Syria and for the sake of self-defense
The Bishop made these calls to self-defense as a response to the jihadist take over of the ancient Christian village of Maloula, in which 12 nuns and orphanage workers were kidnapped.
He also spoke of how 40 churches have been attacked by the Muslims, and he chided those who accepted the rebels’ side of the story, which is, according to him, “that the regime is killing its people – they are seeing things with only eye.”
Despite what Maloof, Shoebat and this Orthodox bishop (who is either "senior" or "auxiliary"), that Assad is killing his own people is not just a claim made by "the opposition" -- it's documented fact.
Aside from this additional example of WND siding with a murderous dictator -- and, by extension, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin -- because he made Obama look bad, there's the issue of sourcing. WND wants you to pay $99 a year for content available for free on the website of discredited extremist activists. That doesn't seem like much of a bargain.