U.S. vs. Christians

Syrian_Church_Destroyed_03_540x404The Times of London reported Thursday that “the West and Gulf states are funding a new military offensive by rebel forces around Damascus in an effort to throw the Assad regime on to the back foot before a second round of Syria peace talks. The assault marks an attempt by the Free Syrian Army and its allies abroad to reassert control after months of rebel infighting.” The chief victim of this funding, however, may not be Bashar Assad, but the nation’s Christians.

The report notes that the Obama government “has established a training base for the FSA, say rebel field commanders. It includes $57 million in cash to pay the rebels.” The U.S. is also supplying weapons: “late last month, the US approved a supply of a big shipment of arms to rebels in Jordan.” This aid is supposed to go to the “moderates” of the Free Syrian Army in order to help them counter Syrian rebel forces that are aligned with al Qaeda.

On the ground in Syria, however, the distinctions between the various anti-Assad groups are often not easy to discern, especially since U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar have “channelled the lion’s share of funding and weapons to hardline religious factions such as the Islamic Front,” and the rebel factions are not fighting each other, but are all fighting against Assad. Another U.S. ally, Turkey, has likewise aided the anti-Assad forces.

All these groups are not just battling Assad; they’re also fighting against the nation’s Christians. This is true not just of the al Qaeda groups, but of the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army as well. In July 2013, Free Syrian Army fighters entered the Christian village of Oum Sharshouh and began burning down houses and terrorizing the population, forcing 250 Christian families to flee the area. Worthy News reported that just two days later, Free Syrian Army rebels “targeted the residents of al-Duwayr/Douar, a Christian village close to the city of Homs and near Syria’s border with Lebanon….Around 350 armed militants forcefully entered the homes of Christian families who were all rounded-up in the main square of the village and then summarily executed.”

In September 2013, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry praised the Free Syrian Army as “a real moderate opposition,” the FSA took to the Internet to post videos of its attack on the ancient Syrian Christian city of Maaloula, one of the few places where Aramaic, the language of Jesus, is still spoken.

This is just the faction Obama is backing. The rebel factions funded by our “allies” Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey behave even worse toward the Christians.

Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III Laham, who lives in Damascus, explained in October 2013 that the persecution was the result of the perception that the Syrian Christians supported the Assad regime: “Some people are saying that we Christians are the friends of the regime, but we are not, we are just ordinary Syrians, and we pray for all. Besides, even if we are for the regime, that is our right as free people.”

Back in May 2011, the Patriarch wrote to Western leaders asking them not to intervene in Syria: “Our Arab countries are not ready for revolutions, and not even for democracy of the European kind and model. I am asking the West not to encourage revolutions unconditionally here and there in the Arab world.”

This request went unheeded; yet now the reason why it was so sagacious is abundantly clear. Late in January a delegation of Syrian Christian leaders went to Washington at the invitation of the Westminster Institute and Barnabas Aid in order, according to a statement issued by the Westminster Institute, “to raise awareness of the humanitarian catastrophe that the Syrian conflict has become, and to explore concrete steps that can be taken by the United States to help end the crisis and to protect Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Syria.”

According to a Judicial Watch report, at least one of the meetings could have gone better: “Senator McCain, an Arizona Republican, evidently doesn’t want to hear negative stories about the rebels he’s working to arm. So he stormed out of a closed-door meeting with the Syrian clergy officials last week….McCain marched into the committee room yelling, according to a high-level source that attended the meeting, and quickly stormed out. ‘He was incredibly rude,’ the source told Judicial Watch, ‘because he didn’t think the Syrian church leaders should even be allowed in the room.’”

Was McCain lashing out so disgracefully in an attempt to silence his guilty conscience? If he doesn’t have a guilty conscience, he should. He bears primary responsibility for the fact that Obama’s avidity to arm and fund the Free Syrian Army enjoys bipartisan support. There is no national political figure in Washington who is speaking up for the Syrian Christians or pointing out that all the Syrian rebel factions are Islamic jihadists who have vowed to establish an Islamic state in Syria after Assad falls – a state that will impose Islamic law and institutionalize discrimination against and harassment of Christians in a state where they have enjoyed relative freedom and tolerance for decades.

Through all this, American Christian leaders remain largely silent, either ignorant of or indifferent to the suffering of their brethren in Syria and all over the Middle East, and sanguine about the role of the U.S. government in abetting and perpetuating that persecution. One hopes that this will not continue. The only hope for Middle Eastern Christians may be for their American coreligionists to realize before it is too late that to shrug their shoulders and ask, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” does not absolve them of the responsibility to stand for justice even when it is difficult, or harms the “dialogue” they are enjoying with Muslim leaders in this country.

Christians are embattled and defensive in Obama’s America today, but that is no excuse. Churches of all denominations and Christian groups need to pressure their elected representatives to end this madness of aiding the Syrian jihadist rebels. If those rebels prevail, the Christians of Syria will not be their only victims; the reverberations of that victory will ultimately be felt even in the comfortable suburban churches outlying America’s cities. For the global jihad will not, having toppled Assad, hang up its weapons and retire on its laurels. It will, instead, turn to fresh Infidel targets, and not exempt from its wrath fond and foolish Infidels like John McCain, who probably thinks that the FSA owes him a lot of favors and will help him out when the chips are down. It won’t. “The appeaser,” said Winston Churchill, “is the man who feeds a crocodile in the hope that it will eat him last.” The jihadis may eat McCain and all their other Washington friends last. But eat them they will.

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  • Bamaguje

    I think it was Edmund Burke who stated that “all it takes for evil to thrive is for god people to do nothing.”

    Why are good people in the non-Muslim world doing nothing about Muslim atrocities against non-Muslims?
    How long will this politically correct conspiracy of silence continue?

    • Dyer’s Eve

      In reply to your last question; not long. The world will wake up. When that happens, every leftie will be fed to sharks (not the ones in suits) and the West will wave its mighty sword and smash the oppressor (Islam).
      As Michel de Nostradame said -
      “One day the two kings of the Arctic pole will become friends. (America and Russia?) Their powers will be vastly increased”. “In the east, great fear and trembling”, and… “The fleet will take aim. The barbarian will be driven back”!

    • chuckie2u

      Until the NWO accomplishes its mission of creating a New World Religion .

  • seewithyourowneyes

    Treason

  • Hassan

    If Jews instead of Christians were the persecuted, the Jew-media would write pages up and down about it and whine all day. Can’t you see the cynical way you are being used and manipulated to support Israel’s foreign policy of weakening the Syria-Iran axis?

    Christians are paying the ultimate price for Israel.

    • Dyer’s Eve

      Twaddle! If you bloody Moslems were being persecuted, it would be all over every news service in the world. The persecution of Christians does not rate a mention in the mainstream (Bolshevik) media. And you damn well know this!
      In response to your last sentence, Christians are NOT paying any price for Israel. They’re paying the price for the fact that YOU marauding ferals have been let off the leash! Yes, YOU! Do you understand?! Yeah… you do.

      • Hassan

        No. Saudi Wahhabism with Israeli (Jewish) and US support is destroying Christianity in Syria. (It is insane to lump all Muslims together in one category.) The government forces of Syria is the only protection the Christians have, and quite a few Christians participate in the government forces, fighting Jewish/US stooges.

        • iluvisrael

          When you’re a stupid inbred moslem, blame the Jews for everything – get lost haji

    • Habbgun

      So let me get this straight. Pointing out that Christians are being persecuted is anti-Christian? A bit bizarre but absolute mainline Taqqiya. By the way the Leftist Jews who never stopped weeping about how horrible the Serbs were to the Moslems, marched against Islamophobia after 9/11 and so on are no where to be found when it comes to Christian persecution in the MiddleEast. Could it be that the Jewish conspiracy is a pro-Islam conspiracy? In which case Islam needs to commit mass suicide rather than be on the side of the Jews.

      • Hassan

        “So let me get this straight. Pointing out that Christians are being persecuted is anti-Christian?”

        Straw man fallacy. Can’t you see the cynical way you are being used and manipulated to support Israel’s foreign policy of weakening the Syria-Iran axis?

        • Veracious_one

          are you you saying the Syria-Iran axis will be good for Christians?

          • Hassan

            Assad is quite tolerant of minorities – Jewish/Israeli/US/Saudi supported Wahhabis would like to see all Christians annihilated.

            Again: You are being duped by back-stabbing and cunning Jews.

    • Myrtle Linder

      Insane comment, that is lying and lying is a sin!!!Israel has absolutely nothing to do with the world’s hatred of Christians, even though all who hate Christians hate Jews. We are in the “Age of Hatred of Everybody Not Like Us.” There are no perfect Jews, there are no perfect Christians but WE ARE NOT HATERS OF ALL NOT LIKE US. WE LOVE ALL PEOPLE BUT HATE THE EVIL, THAT THEY PRODUCE.

      If you hate others you are not a Christian because Christian means love of CHRIST and for CHRIST and the people HE created. Hate the sin but love the sinner.

      WE will be judged by GOD, one at a time according to what that individual did or did not do. We will not be charged for anything but our own sins. If one Jew hates me, that is his sin not a sin of the entire nation of JEWS.When I sin I alone will be charged with that sin.

      • Hassan

        I am not a Christian. What I don’t understand is that Christians love Jews unconditionally, while Jews could not care less about the fate of Christians. This is a symptom of the Jewish racist and supremacist religion, injected into the veins of Christianity.

        Listen: Jews don’t care if all Christians in Syria are butchered by Saudi Wahhabis, as long as it serves their foreign policy goal of defeating Assad/Iran/Hamas.

        There is a substantial minority of Christians in Syria – they have always been there, and if it was up to Assad, they would always continue to be there. However, Jews are playing a game where their annihilation is inevitable if they succeed.

        • Notalibfool

          Epic fail, hASSan. No one here will fall for your lies.

          • Hassan

            There was nothing wrong with what I wrote. Calling me a liar without offering a different explanation of what I just gave is a very crude way of debating.

          • Notalibfool

            Glad to have offended you. Yes, you are lying when you use that Jews-are-to-blame crap. If you don’t like being called out on it, then quit relying on that nonsense.

            And my “crude” way of debating is far better than your taqiyya.

        • iluvisrael

          This Jew loves them – married to one in fact – shove your taqiya up your stretched out butt hole

        • Veracious_one

          There is a substantial minority of Christians in Syria – they have always been there, and if it was up to Assad, they would always continue to be there.

          what becomes of the Christians once Assad is gone and the more pious Muslims are in charge?

          • Hassan

            “what becomes of the Christians once Assad is gone and the more pious Muslims are in charge?”

            Why don’t you ask your Saudi/Wahhabi friends and allies?

    • iluvisrael

      Jews have been persecuted by moslems for centuries – the world is just shedding some light on how the savage camel bangers are murdering Christians all over the place – particularly Africa

  • The Facts

    Mr. Spencer is not going to be able to gin up a massive Christian front against Obama before he leaves office.

    • Veracious_one

      but he will continue to report the truth for all to see…what one does with the information is entirely up to him….

      • The Facts

        That’s what they said before. And then… Anders Breivik.

        • Habbgun

          Anders Breivik is Eurotrash….you know Eurotrash…what the Occupiers like you aspire to be…..

          • Hassan

            Just about everything that can be called high culture in your country you took from Europe. Philosophy, ideologies and art – you took it all from them and never had the creativity to develop your own. Whatever you have is like old, outgrown and worn out clothes. Your entire country is built on money, but you have no culture, taste or class.

          • Notalibfool

            Well, ain’t that a crude way of debating, Hassan. Insult my entire country, its culture, etc.

            Now can we talk about how much YOUR part of the world has lifted from other cultures?

        • Veracious_one

          “As the author Robert Spencer noted on Jihad Watch: The New York Times, the BBC and many other Western media in the aftermath of Breivik’s attacks in 2011 contributed to a smear campaign against Islam-critical writers on both sides of the Atlantic who had done nothing wrong. When it later turns out that Breivik wanted to damage these writers and used the mass media as his allies to do so, the same media say…..nothing.”

          • The Facts

            And then those writers went on bringing Tommy Robinson into the country illegally to speak.

    • Habbgun

      You’re not going to be able gin up the money you need for that Cabbage Patch dolly you saw on Ebay.

    • iluvisrael

      give it a little more time – choomboy is already a laughing stock around the world – didn’t you know that flip side?

  • Brosky
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    LIBERAL COMPASSION AND THE JUSTIFIED ISLAMIC OPPRESSION OF CHRISTIANS

    Click http://www.apollospeaks.com for the article.

    • Habbgun

      Nice blog. Well done.

  • Veracious_one

    that’s not quite true…the majority of black voters claim to be Christians….they voted for Obama simply because he is partially black…the white Democrats voted for Obama simply because they always vote for the Democrat nominee…The Republicans lost because they couldn’t field a viable leader…they chose McCain…come on man!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

      Wrong—they voted for Obama because Republicans have done nothing to earn their vote. Republicans have not run candidates in many cities in ages.

  • Jostalin2013

    The Jihadist in Chief forcing US Christians to pay for the murder of their brothers.
    The Anti-Christ is revealed.

  • nelly2004

    Can we please get control of the senate and demand impeachment on grounds of treason? We cannot wait out this presidency, too much damage is being done.

  • Hesperidean

    Thank you for covering this important topic.