Press TV has conducted an interview with political commentator Mark Glenn about foreign-backed militants in Syria kidnapping 12 nuns from a convent in the Christian town of Ma’loula. Mark Glenn argues that such a terrorist act against Christian nuns could only have been carried out with the full knowledge and support of America and Israel.
To see the PressTV video (3.50 mins), click HERE
What follows is an approximate transcription of the PressTV interview:
Press TV: Mr. Glenn, why is it that these so-called insurgents which unfortunately call themselves Muslim, are attacking and kidnapping people from other faiths?
Glenn: Well I think the first thing that we need to keep in mind here is that these rebels, these terrorists, whatever we want to call them, wild dogs if you prefer, you know they are acting under orders and they would not be doing what they were doing had they not been given specific instructions from United States and from Israel.
These nuns were targeted because they were nuns. And I believe at this point it is because United States and Israel have suffered such a devastating public relations defeat in terms of Syria and in terms of these rebels that what they are trying to do here is on their way out of what has been this deliberately inflicted act of war against Syria, is that they want to make sure to paint Islam in a bad light before they finally cut off all funding and all support for these groups.
So having these thugs do this to these holy women, it would be just a perfect exclamation point to put at the end of this in order to live in the impression of Western minds that Islam is violent, it is intolerant against Christianity and other religions which in fact anyone who has studied Islam knows that this is blatantly untrue.
Press TV: Well of course we know that these nuns were Christian of course but if for example, if Jews became the victim of such terrorism how would you think the West would react, in particular Israel?
Glenn: Oh absolutely. If these had been religious Jews particularly women who had been subjected to this, the American F-16s would already be in the air on their way to Syria to find whoever the guilty parties were who are responsible for this and I think that really is the message to be gleaned from this is, that again this has been done under the direction of Israel, it has been done under the direction of the United States.
Remember supposedly the entire war on terror and all the millions of lives that have been lost. One of the pillars upon which all of this was based was the notion that Islam was intolerant and so we have to teach these people a lesson and yet look what is taking place presently. We have these women who have devoted their lives to God who are being subjected to this type of religious intolerance being directed from Washington D.C. and from Tel Aviv.