Skip to comments.50,000 Syrian Christians Ask for Russian Citizenship
Posted on 10/17/2013 5:54:03 AM PDT by marshmallow
Moscow, October 16, Interfax - A group of Syrian Christians have applied for Russian citizenship, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
"Since Syrian law allows dual citizenship, we have decided to seek citizenship of the Russian Federation if this is possible. Russian citizenship would be an honor for any Syrian Christian who wished to acquire it," the group said in a letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
A Russian translation of the Arabic text of letter is posted on the ministry's website.
"Our appeal does not mean that we have any mistrust in the Syrian army or government. However, we are scared of the conspiracy of the West and hateful fanatics who are waging a brutal war against our country," the letter says.
"It is for the first time since the Nativity of Christ that we Christians of Qalamoun living in the villages of Saidnaya, Maara Saidnaya, Maaloula and Maaroun are under threat of banishment from our land. We prefer death to exile and life in refugee camps, and so we will defend our land, honor and faith, and will not leave the land on which Christ walked," it says.
"The Christians of Qalamoun believe that the purpose of the Western-backed terrorists is to eliminate our presence in what is our native land, and with some of the most revolting methods as well, including savage murders of ordinary people," the letter says.
"We see the Russian Federation as a powerful factor of global peace and stability. Russia pursues a firm line in the defense of Syria, its people and its territorial integrity," it says.
"None of the about 50,000 people - physicians, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, - who are willing to sign this application want to leave their homes. We possess all that we need, we are not asking for money," the letter says.
Sounds like a better group than the misfits Obama seems intent on vacuuming up into our borders.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Was a US saying...looks like Russia is the new Liberty!
Funny, I seem to recall a time when oppressed Christians wanted to come here. Reminds of someone telling me than ran into foreign missionaries here. I was astounded at the time. Not so much, now.
Can’t blame them for seeking asylum from Russia. With the MB and AQ - friendly regime we have in place here, they won’t feel particularly welcome.
Instead, we’re going to absorb 100Ks of the muslims. Yay.
Damn... if that isn't an indictment of the evil intents of Obama vis-a-vis Syria, I don't know what is...
Christians being murdered by terrorists supported by America now seek asylum in Russia.
Rebellion is not a joke...it is an obligation.
I don’t believe it is asylum they are seeking, but protection.
They do not want to move to Russia,they want to live in their homes where they are without fear from a cult of murdering Satanist Islamics.
Look to Israel also. They are keeping a very conerned eye.
I know they are desperate. But the Russians are not known to be very hospitable to dark-haired, dark-eyed people from beyond the Caucasus.
The USA is working against the Church.
But as “the Book” says, the believers in the Lord “win.”
What happens when these new “Russian Citizens” are killed because of their faith? Will Putin send in troops to protect them? I hope so.
>>>They do not want to move to Russia,they want to live in their homes where they are without fear from a cult of murdering Satanist Islamics.<<<
Not the first time. Georgian (Republic of) minorities were asking for Russian citizenship at the time.