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I see so many posts and comments against going to war with Syria that it baffles me. The Syrian government has closed Churches as well as killed, tortured and mutilated Christians in dozens of prisons used as torture centers across the nation. Syria has also used it’s military forces to persecute Christians in neighboring Lebanon. How can Church leaders defend or support this countries leadership?

Christians in cross-fire in raging Syrian conflict.

Christians in cross-fire in raging Syrian conflict.

The closest thing to a logical argument I have heard is the fear that Christian persecution will elevate to the levels it has in Iraq. Read the news, it already has and both the Syrian Government and the rebel militants are involved.

Syria also supports terrorism and terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Abu Musa Organization, and the Popular Struggle Front.

War with Syria would destroy it’s military infrastructure. If nothing else, it would leave Syria powerless to invade neighboring countries and territories as well as limit it’s ability to support terrorist groups.

It never ceases to amaze… Continue reading

Saturday, August 17, 2013 (6:29 pm)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Saturday’s attack confirmed fears among church groups that Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Syria’s 22 million population, are caught in the crossfire between rival Islamic groups.

Churches have been attacked in Syria.

Churches have been attacked in Syria.

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)– Suspected Islamic gunmen shot dead at least 11 people, mostly Christians, in central Syria on Saturday, August 17, in what local residents and activists said was the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s Christian minority.

The state-run SANA news agency reported that the attack occurred after midnight on a road linking the Christian villages of Ein al-Ajouz and Nasrah in Homs province.

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that nine of those killed were Christians, amid a religious feast.

It said rebels attacked checkpoints manned by the pro-government National Defense Forces militia, killing five of them, apparently including some Christians. The other six were mostly Christian civilians, including two women, the activists suggested.

The Associated Press (AP) news agency quoted a witness as saying that “many of the dead were refugees from the central city of Homs,” which saw heavy clashes between rebels and government troops over… Continue reading

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Christians are in the crossfire in Syria, report says.

Christians are in the crossfire in Syria, report says.

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)– At least four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a Christian area of the Syrian capital Friday, June 28,  amid warnings from investigators that the country’s minority Christians are becoming victims of “disproportionate violence and abuse” in a war that has claimed as many as 100,000 lives.

Syrian state media claimed the “terrorist” bomber struck near a church of an order of the Maronite church in Damascus, killing four people and wounding four others.

Observers said the word “terrorist” referred to one or more rebels involved in these and other actions to undermine the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad

In a statement, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the death toll and said the bomber “detonated his explosives near the Mariamite church” of the Maronite Order, a monastic order in the Levantine Catholic Maronite Church.

The same group also spoke of shelling in nearby Al-Amin Street, also in old Damascus, but it was not immediately clear whether people had been killed or injured in those attacks. French News Agency AFP… Continue reading