The Massacre of Aleppo, 1850

17 Oct

This is in the non-sectarian Levant, where the likes of Usama Makdissi want us to believe everyone lived in peace and harmony until the evil Frangoi fucked everything up for everybody:

On October 17, 1850, an angry crowd of Muslims protesting the looming threat of conscription advanced on the Christian quarters of Judayde and Salibeh and began to loot and pillage churches and private homes – massacring both Rûm and Syriacs.

In the aftermath, 20 Christians lay dead, along with 688 homes, 36 shops, and 6 churches damaged, including the Rûm Catholic Patriarchate and its library. Due to the fear of another outbreak of violence, hundreds of Christians emigrated from Aleppo, primarily to Beirut and Smyrna.

Today, we honor the memory of the innocent victims of this horrific attack on Aleppo’s Rûm and Syriac communities.

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