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Syrian Islamist opposition casts out Christians
RT ^ | 14 June, 2012

Posted on 06/15/2012 2:04:48 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Syrian Christians light candles during a service at the al-Zaytoun Church in Bab Touma Square in Damascus, on December 13 , 2011 in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad and in memory of those killed in the ongoing unrest in the country

TRENDS: Syria unrest

TAGS: Conflict, Religion, Middle East, Human rights, Syria

The Christian minority in Syria is facing a growing threat and thousands are being forced to flee their homes as they face harassment and discrimination from radial Islamist factions of the opposition.

At least 9,000 Christians from the western Syrian city of Qusayr were forced to seek refuge after an ultimatum from a local military chief of the armed opposition, Abdel Salam Harba, Fides news agency reports.

In the latest outburst of violence a Christian man was shot dead by a sniper in Qusayr, which neighbors the restive city of Homs.

There have been reports last week that some mosques in the city have announced from the minarets: "Christians must leave Qusayr within six days, which expires this Friday."

Two Catholic priests who fled Qusayr confirmed to the news agency that they heard the ultimatum "with their own ears" repeated from the minarets.

"The situation is unsustainable in the area and exposed to total lawlessness," Fides sources on the ground say. They also fear that the fate of Christians in Qusayr could soon affect the 10,000 believers who live in other villages in the area.

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1 posted on 06/15/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t understand why the PC brigade wants us to be so tolerant towards these animals who would destroy us if they had the chance.

2 posted on 06/15/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Woodsman27

Lord, send the Russian Orthodox army to defend the Syrian Orthodox church from the wicked onslaught of the Muslims backed by America.

3 posted on 06/15/2012 8:31:40 PM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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