After the Fatwa(religious decree) issued by controversial Egyptian - born cleric based in Qatar, who is a vocal supporter of insurgency in Syria, ' Yusuf al - Qaradawi ', rebels killed and celebrated the killing of some 60 innocent Shia villagers, and burned their homes in eastern Syria, according to video distributed by a group monitoring the civil war. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 60 people, including ordinary villagers, were killed by the powerful Islamist faction, the al - Nusra Front. A government official yesterday said the rebels were responsible for a " massacre against villagers in which older people and children were killed ". The videos emerged on Wednesday, a day after a major clash in a village in Deir Ezzor province. " The Sadeq al - Amin(rebel) brigade is getting ready to assault the houses of Shias who support the regime of(President Bashar al -) Assad in the village of Hatlah, " an unidentified cameraman who filmed one of the videos says. A dozen men can be seen in the courtyard of a house, showing off a man ' s disfigured corpse. " Look Shias, this is how you will end up, you dogs, " said one of the terrorists. " Sunnis, help your community, " says another man, wearing a black bandana inscribed with the Islamic profession of faith. The video was distributed by the Britain - based Syrian Observatory for human rights. A second video also distributed by the Observatory showed a dozen armed men standing in what appears to be the outskirts of the village, while towers of grey smoke rise in the background. " All the Shia houses have been burned down… Look at the fighters of the jihad(holy war) celebrating their entry into the Shia infidels ' houses, " says the man filming the video. Egyptian - born cleric ' Yusuf al - Qaradawi ' is notorious for his divisive comments that have helped spur militancy in Syria. The Qatar - based cleric has urged ‘every Sunni capable of fighting’ to take up arms and engage in the conflict in Syria. The radical cleric has called Syria’s alawites Takfiris who are even “more infidels than Jews and Christians. ” He also recently attacked Iran and the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, claiming that they seek to exterminate Sunnis. It is worth to mention that Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, said that: "anybody who calls Muslims to unity is a divine voice and anybody who calls on Muslims and Islamic denominations to fight one another is the voice of Satan". Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the need for further familiarity of Muslims with the Holy Quran and its auspicious teachings, adding: " One of the Quranic commands to Muslims is that they should stick to the covenant of Allah all together and avoid disunity. In contrast to this command, there is the colonial method and school of thought, whose aim is to create discord among members of the Islamic Ummah and intensify sectarian prejudices. " His Eminence said that certain Muslim governments have been deceived and that they are playing into the enemy ' s hands. He reiterated: "Unity among Muslims is an urgent necessity." The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that bloodshed, blind terrorism and the resulting tragedies, and creating opportunities for the usurping Zionist regime are among the consequences of discord among members of the Islamic Ummah. He added: "Today is the day of a great test for Muslims and Islamic governments, and Muslim nations should be completely vigilant."