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  • Don't be fooled: Assad is no friend of Syria's Christian minorities

    02/14/2018 10:37:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2017 | Syrian Christian contributors
    During a markup of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asserted that the Assad regime was “the protector of the Christians” in Syria. As Syrian Christians who grew up in Syria, we would beg to differ. Hundreds of innocent Christians seeking freedom have been tortured to death in Assad’s jails or shot to death by his brutal thugs – including the activist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed at a protest, then killed in spirit because Assad forces prevented his friends from going to church to pray for his soul. Human rights lawyer Khalil Maatouk has been detained in...
  • Syria Christians hold first prayer in years in ravaged church

    02/04/2018 1:03:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    A solemn group of Christians held their first prayer service in years on Saturday in the ravaged church of St. Mary in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor city. Stones, strips of wire, papers and remnants of rockets were strewn across the church floor, and bright sunlight streamed in from the blown-out windows. Holding thin white candles under pockmarked archways, the congregation of less than two dozen worshippers relished their first service in nearly six years. Fighting has gripped Deir Ezzor since rebels captured part of the city in 2012, and grew worse when the Islamic State jihadist group shot to prominence...
  • Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Was For Welcoming Syrian Refugees Before He Was Against It

    03/08/2016 7:52:07 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 112 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/8/2016 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Was For Welcoming Syrian Refugees Before He Was Against It
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain (Temper) Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/06/2014 5:59:05 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 05, 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • ‘Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria’ Ignored

    11/26/2013 3:32:37 PM PST · by xzins · 10 replies
    CBN ^ | 21 Nov 13 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The worst Christian massacre—complete with mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches—recently took place in Syria, at the hands of the U.S.-supported jihadi “rebels”; and the U.S. government and its “mainstream media” mouthpiece are, as usual, silent (that is, when not actively trying to minimize matters). The massacre took place in Sadad, an ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian habitation, so old as to be mentioned in the Old Testament. Most of the region’s inhabitants are poor, as Sadad is situated in the remote desert between Homs and Damascus (desert regions, till now, apparently the only places Syria’s Christians could...

    11/06/2013 7:58:09 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-5-13 | Susan Berry
    Islamist rebel forces in Syria have killed 45 Christians in the west-central town of Sadad, the largest massacre of Christians yet in the Syrian conflict. In the wake of the killing, an Orthodox archbishop has mourned, “We have shouted aid to the world but no one has listened to us. Where is the Christian conscience? Where is the human consciousness? Where are my brothers?” According to Agenzia Fides, Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh reported that Islamist rebels entered the town on October 21st; a week later, it was re-captured by the Syrian army. “What happened in Sadad is the...
  • Syrian Rebels Continue to Plunder Christian Villages

    09/11/2013 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 11, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Japan-China: Two Chinese navy ships sailed through the international waters between Okinawa and Miyako in the Ryukyus. Yesterday two bombers flew between the two islands. Syria: The fighting has continued with no let up. The government has made small gains in multiple areas. However an al-Qaida-affiliated group of the al Nusra Front drove government forces from the village of Maaloula. This is one of the three villages in the world that still speak a variation of Western Aramaic, which is the language thought to be closest to the language spoken by Jesus of Nazareth. As occurs whenever a Christian village is captured,...
  • A Dilemma for Syria's Minorities

    09/08/2013 8:18:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 9-7-2013 | Peter W. Galbraith
    The Obama administration -- with the backing of key Republicans in Congress -- is poised to embark on a strategy that entails punitive airstrikes on Syrian government positions and stepped-up lethal aid to moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. So far, however, the Syrian opposition has been unable to win significant support from the country's ethnic and religious minorities. Without such support, the opposition is unlikely to prevail even with stepped-up U.S. assistance. Moreover, the inability of the Syrian rebels, who are almost all Sunni Muslim Arabs, to win over the country's Kurds, Alawites and Christians raises the question of...
  • Obama-backed rebels dismember live Christian girl (Video)

    09/08/2013 9:16:02 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 69 replies ^ | September 8, 2013 | Deborah Dupre
    Barack Obama-backed Syrian rebel terrorists this week have dismembered a girl while she was alive along with other similar atrocities in a Christian village in Syria, according to Russia Today. Hit-and-run attacks on the ancient village of Maaloula, one of the few places in the world where residents still speak "the original language of Christ," Aramaic, has intensified fears among Syria’s religious minorities about the growing role of U.S.-backed rebel extremists among those fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.. President Barack Obama has aimed to topple Assad with support from Congress and the public, first using US-backed rebels to...
  • The New Republic Bashes Rand Paul for Caring About Syrian Christians

    09/08/2013 5:59:25 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 37 replies ^ | 09/05/2013
    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 Paul’s Syria Bible Thumping: Why does he only seem to care about the country’s Christians?” journalist Julia Ioffe rails, “Paul’s emphasis on Syrian Christians is more than a simple reminder of a neglected aspect of an already complicated situation.” Ioffe continues, Rand’s 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...
  • Syria rebels 'beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs' as fears grow over Islamist atrocities

    09/01/2013 3:10:48 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 December 2012 | NICK FAGGE
    Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits.
  • U.S. Backed – Obama Supported FSA Rebels Massacre an Entire Christian Village in Syria

    05/30/2013 10:30:56 AM PDT · by Lera · 49 replies
    Sharia Unvield ^ | 5/29/13 | RYAN KELLER
    Barack Hussein Obama Financially Supporting a Worldwide Christian Genocide of Women and Children Members of the Free Syrian Army reportedly attacked the Christian-dominated al-Duvair village in Reef on the outskirts of Homs on Monday, where they massacred its citizens, including women and children, before the Syrian Army loyal to Bashar al Assad intervened on behalf of the Christians. This reported attack comes shortly after intense fighting in the city of al-Qusseir over the weekend, in which Bashar Al-Assad’s forces inflicted heavy casualties on the rebels. Assad’s forces launched an offensive in April in an effort to cut off supply lines...
  • Syria's Christians rally behind Hizbollah ( al-Reuters cheering for the terrorists )

    08/05/2006 7:33:07 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 40 replies · 688+ views
    Al-Reuters ^ | 08/04/2006 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    Syria's Christians rally behind Hizbollah "We are Arabs at the end of the day. Nasrallah is one of our own. He is realizing our dreams" ----------------------------------------- Fri Aug 4, 2006 10:48am ET169 by Khaled Yacoub Oweis ---------------------------------- DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Seventy-seven-year-old Mona Muzaber lights a candle for Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah at the Orthodox Church of the Cross in the center of Damascus. "I love him. I never felt Nasrallah was a religious zealot. He is a patriot who doesn't seek personal gain," she said. "I light a candle daily for him to remain under God's protection." Israel's offensive...
  • Syria's Christians rally behind Hizbollah

    08/04/2006 10:02:36 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 57 replies · 1,360+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Aug 4, 2006 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    Seventy-seven-year-old Mona Muzaber lights a candle for Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah at the Orthodox Church of the Cross in the centre of Damascus. "I love him. I never felt Nasrallah was a religious zealot. He is a patriot who doesn't seek personal gain," she said. "I light a candle daily for him to remain under God's protection." Israel's offensive against Lebanon has brought Christians in neighbouring Syria closer to Nasrallah, a Shi'ite Muslim, reviving Arab nationalist feelings and blurring sectarian divisions. Bishops and priests say Syria's Christians, a devout community of around three million out of a population of...
  • SYRIAN CHURCH:Syrian Surprise: Christians Free To Worship

    04/16/2005 8:53:59 AM PDT · by Daisy4 · 2 replies · 408+ views ^ | 4/16/05 | George Thomas
    SYRIAN CHURCH Syrian Surprise: Christians Free to Worship By George Thomas CWNews –On Friday nights in the old city of Damascus, cars crowd through the streets and people relate to each other. It was a short distance from here that the apostle Paul had his dramatic encounter with God, and received his Life-Purpose to spread the Gospel. Today, Syrian Christians are continuing to follow in Paul's footsteps. On this Friday night, while some Syrians are wondering about the future, a small team of Evangelical Christians is out on the streets of Damascus, sharing about their encounters with the man...