Posts Tagged ‘Syrian Christians’

The Middle East’s friendless Christians Comments 0

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conference organized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit at most a footnote. But sometimes a footnote can help illuminate a tragedy’s unhappy whole. For decades, the Middle East’s increasingly beleaguered Christian Read more

Syrian Christians look to Russia for support Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A group of Syrian Christians — claimed to number 50,000 — have asked for dual Russian citizenship, saying they are “scared of the conspiracy of the West and hateful fanatics who are waging a brutal war against our country”. Their action was reported by the Russian news agency Interfax, which also carried a Russian Orthodox Read more

Arab spring a nightmare for Syrian Christians Comments 0

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