The Muslims fighting in Syria captured the Ancient Christian village of Maaloula but have since retreated. Not because they were cowards but because of something truly inspiring that only Islam teaches...READ WHY
The village of Maaloula is an ancient city with great historical value to the whole world, and specifically the Christian faith. It is the only place in the world where the Western Aramaic language, the same language and dialect of Jesus, is still spoken. The village also holds many beautiful Monasteries and Churches that hold great value to both Muslims and Christians.
After the city was captured by the Muslims, the Assad regime responded by indiscriminately bombing the village and putting its historic sites at risk of destruction. Even though the Muslims fought hard to win the city, they RETREATED from the city out of respect for its historical sites so that the regime's bombing wouldn't destroy them. I can't tell you how many Mosques have been destroyed by the regime in rebel held districts, but they would still refuse to retreat.
Throughout the revolution, many media outlets have been claiming that the Muslim fighters are Islamists who "hate Christianity" and "kill innocent Christians." These supposed "Islamists" gave up their lives to liberate a city, and then withdrew out of respect for its Historical Sites that hold great value to the Christian faith! Now that's RESPECT and NOT hate. We don't fight for territory and land, we fight for the preservation of life and justice.