Skip to comments.The New Republic Bashes Rand Paul for Caring About Syrian Christians
Posted on 09/08/2013 5:59:25 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is being criticized by The New Republic for concern over Christians after Syrian rebels attacked a Syrian Christian village.
In an article titled Rand Pauls Syria Bible Thumping: Why does he only seem to care about the countrys Christians? journalist Julia Ioffe rails, Pauls emphasis on Syrian Christians is more than a simple reminder of a neglected aspect of an already complicated situation.
Ioffe continues, Rands concern over Christians in Syria sounds distinctly like the garbage about America being a Christian nation, like the unnerving evangelical support of Israel, like the not-too-subtle hum on the right that some lives, Christian lives, are simply more important than other, Muslim ones.
On Wednesday morning, rebels from the al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra group launched the assault on predominantly Christian Maaloula, some 60 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Damascus, according to a Syrian government official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime group, The Associated Press reported.
Maaloula is a mountain village with about 2,000 residents, who are among a tiny group in the region that still speaks a version of Aramaic, the ancient language of biblical times also believed to have been spoken by Jesus.
At the start of the attack, an al-Nusra fighter blew himself up at a regime checkpoint at the entrance to the village, said the Observatory, which collects information from a network of anti-regime activists, AP said.
AP spoke to a nun from the village who chose to remain anonymous. Its a war. It has been going from 6 a.m. in the morning, she said from her convent, which houses 13 nuns and 27 orphans. She said around 80 people from the village had come to the convent for safety.
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Mind-numbingly despicable article. This person needs to be thrown into a large paint mixer full of nails.
IT’S THE MUSLIMS DOING THE KILLING, YOU STUPID LEFT WING CRAPBUCKETS!
The small population of Christians in Syria are caught in the middle of the conflict. They have no power and simply want to be left alone.
Because Julia, Christians don't fly planes into buildings.
Why does she get her panties in a wad because somebody shows concern for Christians?
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
Why does Obama only seem to care about Russia’s gays?
All over the world Muslims are fighting and killing and we call them the Religion of Peace.
If we don’t soon stop them there will be peace alright. The peace of the dead, and the enslaved.
So the moral position here is based on indifference to deaths if the victims are not muslims?
I’m going to paraphrase a little here:
“Liberal morality: the view that a Christian found brutally shot to death in Syria along with his entire family is somehow morally superior to a Christian describing to CNN how he seized an AK-47 and killed his Muslim attackers and saved his family members’ lives.”
Julia Ioffe who wrote the article is a Russian Jew born in Moscow. No love here for America nor Christians.
She and her ilk think we ought to have been better conditioned by the media, scholarly enlightenment, the “handwriting on the wall”, and influential political leaders by now. If not, we’ll have simply self-identified our unworthiness as mindless, bitter clingers, forever deserving the ultimate solution of “unprotected status.”
Who here reads the New Republic? Oh, sure. We might post a few excerpts from one of their anti-American columns, but actually it’s headed for the trashcan of history!
No one dare mentions the plight of “Christians” anywhere, but Rand Paul. Christians are just not in vogue with anyone these days.
Thanks, Rand Paul.
“Why does Obama only seem to care about Russias gays?”
That’s where he and Larry Sinclair want to relocate when he gets through destroying the United States. He’s looking for a place somewhere in Siberia, about as far away from America as possible. And he knows Putin usually leaves sodomites alone in Siberia. Putin figures they’ll freeze to death so whybother. Barry has it all figured out. He’s already told Michele about his plans.
All Julia and the New Republic have proven is what a bunch of hateful anti-Christian bigots they are. Congratulations!
Leftists lie. They revise the “history” I have lived through and seen for myself.
They are demon possessed. It’s like a kid who knows he’s got it com in but cannot help do it again. These are cries as demons are dragging them to hell. They want that guilt subsidy. They manufacture it in socialist ways to make themselves feel better despite being on the wrong side.
Who is Charlotte Errity?
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