Wahhabi cleric / FSA Insurgent, Omar Gharba seen here smash the statue of the Virgin Mary in Yakubiyah in Syria's Idlib province. The town which had been under the control of the FSA (“Free” Syrian Army) has more recently been taken over by militants from the al-Qaeda "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (ISIS) group.
Omar Azba (Garba), the man seen smashing the statue of the Virgin, is a member of the so called "Free" Syrian Army. In this photo he can be seen wearing the uniform and logo of the “Free” Syrian Army. The FSA has received tens of millions of dollars in financial, logistical and intelligence support from countries such as America, the United Kingdom and France to further their geo-political strategy in the region.
Yakubiyah was a mostly Christians village principally comprised of Armenian Apostolic and Catholic denominations. There are three churches in the village two of which are Armenian Apostolic and one Catholic.
In late January 2013, Yakubiyah was captured by rebels. Given the strong involvement of the Turkish government in events and its facilitation of the rebels in this border region many of the village residents, as descendants of those who survived the Ottoman/Turkish perpetrated Armenian Genocide of 1915, fled their village fearing the possibility of similar. More recently the village appears to have been taken over by militants from the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" a vicious extremist al-Qaeda affiliated group.
Wahhabism is an ultra-conservative branch of Sunni Islam. It is a religious movement among fundamentalist believers, which originates in Saudi Arabia and promotes a Takfiri mentality which believes that all those including fellow Muslims who do not follow their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam are to be considered as kafir (infidel)
Above the political leaders of NATO member states, America, France and the United Kingdom with the King of Saudi Arabia, a strong regional GCC/Gulf ally and major arms purchaser from the West. Saudi Arabia, a Wahhabi state, arms and funds Takfiri fighters in Syria.
Update 29/10/2013 Information received this evening via Beirut relays the news of a possible massacre in recent days of some Christians who had remained in the village of Yakubiyah.