The UK Government is giving millions to the Syrian rebels to spend on logistical support, according to the BBC.
Last month we reported on the growing persecution of Syria’s 10% Christian minority by its Sunni Muslim rebels and the flat refusal of the UK government to acknowledge that this was happening.
The attitude of the rebels is clearly summed up by: ”The Christians to Beirut, the Alawites to the grave” Only the Russians and Chinese, we said in our article, were standing between the Christians, Syria’s Alawite minority, of whom President Assad is the most prominent member, the state of Israel, and a bloodbath.
Days later the BBC news also reported the attacks on the church.
Now Mr William Hague MP, HM Foreign Secretary, (who, incidentally, is not known for his support of Israel) is giving £5m of taxpayers’ money to the Syrian rebels, for ‘communications and body armour’ to go with the £27.5m he has already given them for ‘humanitarian aid’ and the weapons they are getting from Saudi Arabia. It is reported that the American CIA are also helping to arm the rebels.
If we step out of Mr Hague’s simplistic ‘Assad = dictator = bad, rebels = democracy = good’ mindset, we see that no one side is a pure as the driven snow, but that the deciding factor is that the USA/EU/Soros sponsored rise of the Muslim brotherhood and Al Quaeda elements in Syria and across the Middle East is a thoroughly bad thing.
Now some may protest that the rise of militant Islam is all ‘part of the end times’ and we should not be surprised. Indeed, no-one should be surprised at any of the evident spiritual wickedness in high places today, nor at any time in human history. With no restraint, the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil (Eccl 8:11) and the kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed (Psalm 2:2).
But it is taking the ‘end times’ idea to the point where we do nothing except gaze at the gathering clouds in hopeful expectation to which Christian Voice is opposed. The Lord said ‘Occupy till I come’ (Luke 19:13).
We can and should be praying for our brethren in Syria and everywhere else the church is persecuted and we should be witnessing to our MPs and asking questions of them.
PRAY: That Britain will pull back from its unqualified support of the Syrian rebels and realise that the Assad regime, with all its faults, remains the last protector of the Christian and Alawite minorities in Syria. Pray for more even reporting of the conflict. Pray that the Russians and Chinese will stand firm against Western and Saudi duplicity.
Ask your MP – Email address HERE – to ask the Foreign Secretary:
1 What budget is this £32.5million for the Syrian rebels coming out of?
2 At a time of austerity, what is the benefit to Britain?
3 What does Mr Hague’s intelligence tell him about the attitude of the rebels to Syria’s Christian and Alawite minorities?
4 What does his intelligence tell him about what is happening to Christians in Iraq, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt?
5 When will he stop his support of Islamic militants set on the extermination of minorities in Syria and begin to deal even-handedly to bring peace, not escalation?
6 Ask your MP to ask Mr Hague and Alastair Burt, his deputy, to rescind the £32.5m.
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