Posts Tagged ‘Assad’

Reality of the war in Syria — apocalypse

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There’s only one word to describe the images coming out of Syria as the conflict advances: apocalyptic. Aleppo, once Syria’s largest city and once known as its jewel, sits in rubble, but more tragically so do its people. “The cradle of civilizations and the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Middle East has become Read more

Arab spring a nightmare for Syrian Christians

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Now that Syria is in shambles—with an estimated 93,000 dead, 1.5 million refugees, and 4.5 million internally displaced; ancient churches torched, destroyed, or vandalized; Christians targeted for murder and kidnapping and even used as human shields—now the mainstream media is starting to admit that, yes, the rebel forces appear to include quite a few Islamist Read more

The Arab spring is over

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

“The Arab spring is over: we are experiencing a hot summer,” says Father Paolo Dall’Oglio. “Whoever was able to complete this change in just a few weeks really hit the jackpot; Syria and Yemen, countries marked by complex social, cultural and religious situations, and Libya which has its own complexities, are all stuck mid-stream and Read more