Authored for PolicyMic.
In the midst of Syrian turmoil, it was reported over the weekend that Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al-Nusra murdered another Christian in the country. Catholic priest Francois Murad was killed as he was attempting to set up a monastery in Gassanieh in northern Syria.
His murder is the latest in the "shadow war" against Christians by the Syrian rebels to whom President Obama committed small arms and ammunition last month. Catholic Father Michael Kayal was abducted in February while riding a bus; Syrian Orthodox Father Fadi Haddad was kidnapped in December and subsequently murdered; "Yohannes" was shot on a bus when a cross was found around his neck; stories of others abound.