Posts Tagged ‘Bashar al-Assad’

Ignoring Assad’s crimes won’t work

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Ignoring Bashar al-Assad’s crimes will not lead to peace. Mazen Darwish, who is a Syrian lawyer and Director of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, says Assad’s victims deserve justice. “To deny them justice is to make a mockery of all that they have suffered. We must realize the extent of what’s 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

Tolerance and Islam

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Last week there was shock and outrage around the globe at the massacre of scores of women and children in Syria by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Part of the tension causing the present conflict is the fact that Assad and his supporters belong to the minority Shia Alawite sect, about 10 per cent Read more