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United for Reconciliation with Muslims, Christians Return to al-Qusair
AsiaNews ^ | 6/12/13

Posted on 06/12/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT by marshmallow

For months, the town's 3,000 Christians lived in neighbouring villages. The first families arrived in the city shortly after the ouster of Islamic extremists by the regime. Muslims themselves accuse the rebels of stirring sectarian hatred in Syria. Along with the shrine of St Elijah, the local mosque was destroyed as well.

Al-Qusair (AsiaNews) - After fleeing to surrounding villages and the capital Damascus, Christians from al-Qusair are returning to their homes after almost two years. Many have lost everything; some have started to remove rubble from rooms and rebuild roofs, bringing life back to a city that in recent months had lost more than 90 per cent of its population, going from 30,000 inhabitants to 500.

Sources told AsiaNews that in 2011 more than 3,000 Christians fled the city seeking refuge with relatives and friends. In recent months, the only non-Muslim residents was elderly Catholic couple, husband and wife. "The couple," they said, "did not know where to run. Their only daughter is a Melkite nun, who resides abroad. They were helped by their Muslim neighbours."

Media reports describe Syria as a place devastated by the conflict between Shias and Sunnis, which has also affected Christians. However, for sources the country was really devastated by outside forces, which have taken advantage of the instability and peaceful uprisings of 2011 to pursue their political and ideological agendas, which reached a peak with the intervention of Hizbollah, the Lebanese Shia paramilitary movement, fighting alongside the Syrian army.

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1 posted on 06/12/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

And our stupid quarter here in the Republican party wants to arm these lunatics further.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 6:43:49 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: marshmallow
I will have no reconciliation. I saw what they did to America on 9-11 and I cannot find it in my heart to forgive Islam. It is a force for evil. It proves that every day.

If you do not like my POV, kick me off.

3 posted on 06/12/2013 6:47:49 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Get a special prosecutor right now!!!)
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Muzzies killing other muzzies doesn’t sadden me in the slightest. When they run out of “infidels” to kill, they turn on each other for being the wrong kind of muzzie.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 7:15:13 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Rapscallion

Give them no quarter! They will simply finish off those who choose to come back.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 11:21:50 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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