Christians Striking Back Against Syrian Rebels

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES RECEIVING TRAINING TO COMBAT TERRORIST GROUPS

by Sharon Rondeau

The Syrian civil war began in March 2011 after “Arab Spring” protests escalated to full-fledged conflict

(Nov. 7, 2013) — Rebel groups in Syria, materially supported by Barack Hussein Obama, have been systematically killing Christians in the civil war which has raged for more than two and a half years following the Arab Spring uprisings purportedly to bring “democracy” to the Middle East.

As of last December, the plight of Christians in Syria was said to have “never been worse” as a result of atrocities committed by factions warring against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who has historically protected the Christian population.  Recent conquests of demographically Christian areas have been reversed by Assad’s forces.

Some foreign fighters from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt and even Russia have joined indigenous rebels belong to Al Qaeda, the Islamic group reportedly responsible for the 9-11 attacks on U.S. soil which killed nearly 3,000 Americans and foreign nationals in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

Christians are threatened with death by the rebels if they do not convert to Islam, although many have been kidnapped and murdered along with the desecration of Christian churches.  On September 11, the ancient village of Ma’loula was attacked by rebels, its citizens killed, and “one of world’s oldest churches sacked and burned.”

In late August, Obama wanted to carry out a military strike against the Assad regime, but an offhand comment made by putative Secretary of State John Kerry prompted a diplomatic agreement in which Assad agreed to turn over his chemical weapons to the international community for destruction.  The Shoebat Foundation reports that compelling evidence exists showing that the rebels, rather than the Assad regime, used chemical weapons to annihilate citizens on August 21, 2013.  A related charity, RescueChristians, org, states that “Attacks on Christian churches, schools, convents, as well as homes and businesses, have caused a mass exodus. It is estimated that 50,000 Christians, about 90 percent of the Christian population of Homs, have fled to the mountains or have sought refuge in Lebanon” with no major media coverage.

The total number of Christians who have left Syria may be close to a half-million.

The Obama regime may have been shipping arms to Syrian militants long before Obama publicly announced his intention in June to lend assistance to the rebels.  Assad believes that surrounding countries have allowed foreign terrorists to infiltrate Syria and denies having launched an August 21, 2013 chemical-weapons attack against his people.

On Thursday, Theodore Shoebat reported that “a future holocaust” against Christians could be on the horizon in Syria after 45 Christians were the victims of Islamists in the village of Sadad on October 25.  On Wednesday, referring to the October 25 incident, it was reported that “Inhabitants of Sadad, near Homs, who fled the largely Syrian Orthodox town when rebels attacked last month, are now returning home to discover the scale of atrocities in what is being seen as the worst act of anti-Christian persecution since the war in Syria began.”

Theodore Shoebat now reports that in response to the attacks and killings by rebels, “a Christian militia has arisen” named “The Lions of the Canyon,” also referred to as “The Lions of the Valley” in what consists of “popular committees” trained by the Assad regime.  Christians and minority Islamic groups have unified to combat three main rebel groups in the area of Homs.  The leader of the organization said that although Christians and their churches have hesitated to become involved in the violence, “…for the time being, our religious authorities and our community members know very well that we can only count on ourselves to defend our region.”

 

 

 

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