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To: Freelance Warrior
Christians, one of the largest religious minorities at about 10 percent of Syria's pre-war 23 million-strong population, have tried to stay on the sidelines of the conflict. However, the opposition's increasingly outspoken Islamism has kept many leaning toward Assad's government.

The choice Middle Eastern Christians have is between a dictator who will kill you if you oppose his regime but who will otherwise leave you alone to practice your religious beliefs versus "rebel" groups who will kill you for being a non-Muslim or even the wrong sort of Muslim. Is it really so difficult to understand why Syrian and Iraqi Christians support the former? Any alternative to these two options exists only in the propaganda of "nation builder" policymakers in the US who either don't understand the situation or, more likely, understand it perfectly and actually prefer the Islamists.

10 posted on 12/26/2016 7:39:30 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

+1000


16 posted on 12/26/2016 11:01:16 AM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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