Skip to comments.Syrian Conflict Could Worsen Christian Exodus
Posted on 01/05/2013 11:11:19 AM PST by marshmallow
Damascus, Syria, Jan 4, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fighting in Syria continues to put pressure on the minority Christian population, leading to fears that more Syrians will join the many Christians who have already left the Middle East.
Journalist Nasir Habish told Vatican Radio that Syrias Christians are among those most affected by the conflict between rebel and government forces.
The Syrian situation, right now, is very difficult, and I think in the future will be more difficult, Habish said. And I think the war will continue.
He said Christians are running away from Syria right now, with many refugees fleeing to Lebanon and most proceeding to Europe.
We dont want to lose the Christianity in the Arab region, he said. This is the land of Jesus. I cant imagine the land of Jesus without Christians.
The United Nations has said that more than 60,000 people have died in the conflict. The latest fighting includes a repelled rebel attack around the Taftanaz airbase in the northwestern province of Idlib.
Government forces are seeking to recapture the Damascus suburb of Daraya, which hundreds of rebel fighters have held for weeks. Pro-government newspapers report that the latest offensive on Daraya inflicted heavy losses on the rebels, the Associated Press says.
The uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011. More than half a million Syrians have become refugees.
The United States has been providing clandestine support for the rebels for months. On Dec. 11, President Barack Obama joined France and Britain in recognizing the rebel coalition, calling it the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
The conflict has some sectarian aspects. Rebels tend to be Sunni Muslims, the majority religion in Syria. President Bashars government is mainly Alawite, a minority Muslim group. The government has support from some Sunnis....
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I notice that even the Catholic News Agency skirts around the real issue. It’s not the “fighting” in Syria that is theatening the Coptic Christians with genocide. It’s the Muslim revolutionaries, who are being funded, supported, and given weapons by Obama, and as usual by France, which always seems to fight on the wrong side in these affairs.
Bammy the good little Muzzie wants to wipe Christianity off the face of the earth.
Thanks for always bringing this information to our attention,
Now more that ever believers should be praying for those Christians in harms way,
Isaiah Chapter 27:13
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
The Chrisians have sided with the Assad Alawites against the Sunni Muslims.(Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia)
If Assad falls the Christians will be eradicated by the Sunnis. - Tom.
Yes, Christians are coming out of the land of Assyria... but they better not try to worship the Lord in Mount Zion! The Muslim authorities won’t allow it.
We are lining up on the side of anti Christ.
Have been for decades.
Russia is trying to protect the Christian minority, and we are working to kill them.
i think the “great trumpet” will take care of that :-)