Considering the source, The David Horowitz Freedom Center, I have some doubts as to the veracity of this story.
In regard to your "little reason to doubt" story, one could use the same reasoning to to trash Romanian and Serbian Orthodoxy.
The Freedom Center probably cares little about Christians. If you did not support the war against Saddam Hussein, you were a North Korean-style communist in their eyes. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=10421
I am particularly tired of seeing blatantly political opinion pieces being sold as news sources.
I would appreciate the original news sources in the future.
Salpy, if you are reading this, I do no deny the truth of this article, it is that I will just not accept this truth from a source I personally consider satanic.
Yeah, I would like to disbelieve it, and I have a basis for doing so.
The supposed movie of a Christian being cut for being Christian, either in Syria or Tunisia, which was discussed alot on this forum and elsewhere turned out to be actually a rehashed video of a fundamentalist rebel group in Syria killing someone, like a government supporter, much earlier. As mentioned earlier, the media appears to be backing the rebels against the Syrian government.
Regarding the OP, the claim I think was originally reported in Sky News, and Sky News has taken down its own article that reported this. The story was reported virally all over the web, and I would note it doesn't involve killing for apostasy, but killing supporters of the brutal army. It's still very bad of course, but you need to know what is being reported.
For me, the best proof of the story is that it was reported on 3 Egyptian/ Arab stations too. But the problem is that when I translated one of these, it just turned out to say the same quote as the removed Sky News video.
One of the articles on the Horowitz "Freedom" website even discussed seriously whether it was a made-up story.
Anyway, the few other stories mentioned, like of kids getting crucified, are pretty bad, assuming they are true, which I assume they are (and could be wrong about).