Skip to comments.The Arab Springtime is a Nightmare for Syrian Christians
Posted on 07/23/2013 7:48:13 PM PDT by marshmallow
Middle Eastern Christians decry how Western media misrepresent the increasingly violent events in Syria.
Now that Syria is in shambleswith an estimated 93,000 dead, 1.5 million refugees, and 4.5 million internally displaced; ancient churches torched, destroyed, or vandalized; Christians targeted for murder and kidnapping and even used as human shieldsnow the mainstream media is starting to admit that, yes, the rebel forces appear to include quite a few Islamist guerrillas. Now that even chemical warfare has made its appearance, with Carla Del Ponte, a member of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, confirming that the chemical weapons are being used by the rebels, not the men faithful to Bashar al Assad; now that clergy are being kidnapped, with still no word of kidnapped bishops Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi and with the beheading of a cleric by Islamist rebels available on YouTube for all to seenow the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has started including some jihadist rebel atrocities in their reports.
Now that women are having to cover up with the abaya, or at least keep a veil handy when they venture out, just in case (something previously inconceivable in Syria), now the press is reporting the establishment of sharia courts which, according to the Washington Post, pass sentences daily and indiscriminately on Christians and anyone else who violates precepts of Wahhabi Islam.
Now that the economy has been brought to its knees by the widespread destruction and looting of stores and workshops; now that famine is at hand in the city of Aleppo, and foodstuffs are to be had only at enormous prices; now that the terrorists have reached Homs and Aleppo and the mountains above Damascusnow at last the press seems to have stopped describing the rebels fight as a high-minded struggle for freedom.
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We’re (not me but the idiots running the show for the USA) on the wrong side of this thing.
Syria is one of the few places in the middle east where the government protected Christians.
tribulation in Syria, in Libya, in Egypt, civil war, brother against brother, destruction and hunger, but not for the King of America, no not here, if its not here, it didnt happen,
its $100 million dollar Kenyan vacations and lazy summer days golfing in Martha’s vineyard,
good times are here to stay, just check your freedoms at the door,
our masters will keep pumping out EBT cards with endless printed dollars exporting our inflation a world away, our bellies are full, we’ve grown even fatter,
all the while the mainstream press will keep finding halos as they snap the most flattering photos for their latest covers,
we’ll keep getting our morality reset from watching 90” inch flatscreens spewing ‘dancing with the kardashians’ and ‘anderson cooper live,’
Americans tend to think what is happening now in the middle east, and being fomented by this fly infested administration, will never come here,
America has a foul unclean spirit ruling over it,
it will come here,
I’ve been waiting a long time to hear any sort of a politician with the power to do anything about it say the first word about protecting Christians in this world and, so far, the only taker is a guy by the name of Vladimir Putin.
Christians were better off under Saddam Hussein in Iraq than after the US invaded it in order to establish “democracy”.
"владеть миром" ==> "Владимир"
The return of Russia to its Christian roots is genuine. Nobody would go to the trouble to be building 200 Christian churches in and around Moscow or rebuild that gigantic cathedral for propaganda.
That is NEW? Wow! It’s beautiful.
That cathedral is gorgeous. Thanks for posting.
A true work of holy art!