On Thursday, Theodore Shoebat posted an explosive and disturbing report of testimony given by a nun in Europe who said that fundamentalist Muslims in Syria are killing Christians, then draining and bottling their blood for sale in Saudi Arabia. The report cites a YouTube video that was posted last week.
According to the report, each bottle sells for $100,000 and is allegedly used in a hand-washing ritual some say atones for sin.
Bartholomew's Notes on Religion identified the nun as Sister Hatune Dogan, a Turkish-born Syrian Orthodox nun whose family moved to Germany when she was 15, following death threats. The testimony, Bartholomew's added, was given during a press conference in Vienna as part of an event for Human Rights Day.
Dogan described her encounters with victims of radical Muslims, many of whom reported incidents of rape, murder, torture and mutilation.
Bartholomew said Dogan showed a video of the beheading of a man named Joseph that was given to her by a Christian family in Baghdad. The video, Bartholomew added, was dated 2004.
Dogan said she spoke to a man identified as "one of those killers."
"It’s not clear whether by 'one of those killers' she means specifically one of the killers in this video or if she is speaking more generally," Bartholomew explained.
The man later became a Christian after suffering severe psychological problems, according to Dogan's testimony.
She reportedly asked the man what was done with the collected blood. That's when she learned of the practice. According to her testimony, the man said it was "big business."
"A small bottle of Christian blood sent to the fanatics in Saudi Arabia is worth $100,000," he allegedly said. "After their Islamic conception, when they wash their hands with this blood, they become part of this sacrificing for Allah. Not our God, their Allah. It’s their Allah who asks for human sacrifice. It’s not the same God, for heaven’s sake. So, that means they were doing great business with that Christian blood."
Richard Bartholomew questioned the testimony, wondering how a "big business" like selling bottled blood could go on completely unnoticed.
"Also, while it’s of course possible that a terrorist financier might want to vicariously participate in a killing in this way, there’s no precedent for this 'big business' in Islamic history, and Wahhabi fanatics reject religious practices that amount to 'innovation,'" he added.
The disturbing report is not the first to come out of the region.
In September, we reported that another nun told the story of a young girl who was dismembered alive with a frame saw.
According to another report, rebels beheaded a bus full of Kurds, including a mother and her 40-day-old infant.
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