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The Syrian Revolution’s Dire Threat to Christians
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Recounting many of the recent attacks against Christians in Syria, this article poses the question: Is genocide of Christians coming to Syria? The author believes that if Assad falls, genocide of all those who believe in the Bible is inevitable.
By Theodore Shoebat
12/4/2012 Syria (FrontPageMag.com)- The Syrian Revolution geared toward the establishment of an Islamic state. As this revolution’s fire burns, therefore, it is no surprise that Islamists are massacring Christians. If an Islamic state becomes the reality in Syria, and the developments reveal that that will soon be the case, we can expect a full-out genocide against Christians to be implemented by the Islamists in Syria. The fall of Assad will mean a mass cleansing of anybody who believes in the Bible, since the Assad regime protects the Christian population.

Attacks on churches, looting, the seizing of private property, and murder, are now common crimes done against Christians.
Christians who are not wealthy enough to leave Syria have stayed behind, becoming an easy target for rebels, who have blocked there homes.
In September, it was reported that 150 Christians took up arms to prevent rebels from entering major areas of Aleppo. In the Christian quarter of Jdeidah, Christian militia, with Syrian military assistance, took out Free Syrian Army thugs who were hiding in the Ferhat Square of the area. The reason? FSA members were hiding in buildings killing random Christians. According to one Christian witness named John,
“FSA snipers were on the rooftops and they were attacking the Maronite church and Armenian residents there.”
Manaf Tlass, a very famous rebel in Syria, has a cousin named Abdul Razzak, who commands the notorious al-Farouq brigade of the opposition, which was responsible for the forced exile of 80,000 Christians out of Homs.
In Aleppo, about 100 rebels invaded a Christian area of the city. One report on Syria had this to say:
The violent situation deeply hurts the entire Syrian population, the Christian community as well as other people groups. But about two or three weeks ago we observed an increase of violence that specifically is targeting Christians or Christian neighborhoods. Bombs now are placed in Christian areas where there is no strategic or military target at all.
Also in Aleppo, in November, a bomb went off near a Syriac Orthodox Church leaving between 20 and 80 people dead. An Armenian church was also bombed after being raided and vandalized by rebels.
One Christian named Michel said that the persecution toward Christians began after the first protest against the Assad regime. He continued to say:
“Then suddenly arms were being used and there were Arabs from different countries … They broke into Christian houses and accused them of blasphemy.”
Michel also recounted a horrific event which happened to his family while he was gone from his home:
“It was indescribable fear. They burned tyres in front of the house and wanted to burn the house….[My wife] took the children and was jumping over walls from one street to another until they managed to escape.’
The St. Gevorg Church in Aleppo’s Armenian Nor Kyugh district was set in flames by rebels, being almost put to ashes, while the Mesrobian Armenian school next to the church was also attacked. Moreover, in the Armenian district of Damascus, a bomb went off that killed 10 people, and wounded another 50.
Agnes Mariam, the Mother Superior of the Melkite Greek Catholic monastery of St. James the Mutilated in Qara, said that while the Assad regime does “not favor Christians, the social fabric of Syria is very diverse, so Christians live in peace.”
Right when Assad’s regime topples, the Christians will be amongst the greatest victims.

Where are the voices from major contemporary churches? Where is Rick Warren, Joel Olsteen? America and Europe have not offered any help for the Christians, and while mainstream churches stay silent, the U.S. government and Western allies are making matters worse. Within hours of Obama’s re-election victory, Western allies had already designed a development for Syria, expecting a much more aggressive approach to Syria by the president. England and Turkey have been discussing the use of NATO against Bashar al-Assad, expecting more support from Obama.

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