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Whoever Wins in Syria, its Christians Will Lose
The Spectator ^
| Robin Harris
Posted on 08/30/2013 7:22:19 PM PDT by marshmallow
David Cameron will almost certainly get his Syrian war. Who will fight it, let alone who will win it, remains unclear. But who will lose it is already known the Christians.
The relentless persecution of Christs followers is foretold in the Gospels. Suffering is portrayed as the pathway to triumph. The global position today conforms quite closely to that picture. Three quarters of the worlds 2.2 billion Christians the expanding part now live outside the largely tolerant West. At the same time, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reports that Christians suffer more persecution than any other religious group.
Within the Middle East, however, the story is not of expansion accompanied by persecution but of persecution leading to elimination. The Sunday people are now following the Saturday people out of the Middle East. The outgoing Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, who knows that history, has called the suffering of Arab Christians a human tragedy that is going almost unremarked. He complained that people dont speak more about it.
But do not expect the British government to speak about it. In all the deliberation about targets, timetables and media opportunities, as they ratchet up Britains creaking war machine, not a moment will be wasted on the consequences of intervention for Syrias Christian population. Whether in Iraq, or Syria, or Egypt, or in any future hotspot (Lebanon will probably be next) the Christian community somehow is always just too insignificant, and usually on the wrong side of the argument. In Iraq, Christians were thought too close to Saddam. In Syria, they are reckoned too close to Assad. In Egypt, where the Coptic Pope openly backed the military non-coup against the Muslim Brotherhoods President Morsi, the Christians find no sympathy from western policy makers.
One reason is that Arab......
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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Orthodox Christian
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posted on 08/30/2013 7:25:23 PM PDT
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posted on 08/30/2013 7:28:30 PM PDT
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The persecution of our Christian Brothers and Sisters of the oldest communities in Christendom is the elephant on the table that virtually no-one, even in the putatively conservative press, is willing to address.
I challenge anyone to articulate a rational justification for the U.S. to support a band of Jihadist Rebels in their struggle against a recognized despot. I see little if any difference among the factions fighting in Syria - they are all evil, IMHO. And our enlightened government is incensed because of the moral depravity of using poison gas? Yes they are - John F'in Kerry would prefer to shoot them in the back.
Don't waste any American resources or blood on them. Quarantine them.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)
posted on 08/30/2013 7:37:08 PM PDT
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Christians will not loose, their reward is eternal.
posted on 08/30/2013 7:43:13 PM PDT
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posted on 08/30/2013 7:49:48 PM PDT
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It’s all part of obama’s war on Christianity, at the behest of his muslim brotherhood and saudi masters. Don’t complain when the Christians fight back! Welcome to the new crusades, bring it on!
posted on 08/30/2013 7:56:32 PM PDT
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posted on 08/31/2013 5:07:51 AM PDT
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