Only Russian and Chinese resistance to Western stupidity is standing between Israel, Syria’s Alawite minority, the Christians in Syria – and a bloodbath.
The Christian church will go the same way as our brothers in Iraq where the American and British invasion and toppling of Saddam, despotic as he was, has led directly to systematic persecution of the Christian church. In every country affected by the ‘Arab Spring’ the writing is on the wall for Christians. Similarly in Syria, if the Islamic fundamentalist rebels gain power, they will be gradually exterminated.
Stop Press: The BBC News at Ten reported on the growing persecution on the Syrian church on 31st July, just four days after this post was filed. Hard to take what the Muslim Brotherhood man says at the end, mind!
The same fate will befall the Alawites, of whom President Assad is the most prominent figure, if his secular regime falls.
And if Syria’s stock of chemical and biological weapons falls into the hands of the Islamic rebels, there could be carnage both in Syria and in Israel. Sales of gas masks are already booming in the latter. While it is true that Syria has funded and supplied Hezbollah with weapons used against Israel, a fundamentalist regime running Syria with control of President Assad’s arsenal – which he has never used – is a dangerous prospect indeed.
Britain is ‘fanning the flames of violence’
Russia has said that Western and Saudi calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down are blocking efforts to end 16 months of unrest in the country, reports Israel Nation News.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that such calls — made by the United States, Britain, several European and Arab governments and Turkey — were fanning the flames of violence. Support for Syrian rebel groups was tantamount to backing terrorism, he said.
“We propose things that would allow for an immediate ceasefire, but the other side says, ‘No, either the regime capitulates or we will continue to back … the opposition’s armed fight’, justifying terrorist acts,” Lavrov said.
The Russians and Chinese are both standing against the doctrine of ‘Responsibility to Protect’, developed and funded by George Soros, by which nations who regard themselves as global policemen can enforce regime change on countries which are not democratic enough. Christian Voice reported last August on WorldNetDaily’s exposure of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect in connection with Libya.
(SInce then it has emerged that Soros persuaded President Obama to send troops to Uganda, ostensibly to arrest the leader of the so-called Lord’s Resistance Army, but really to safeguard the oil interests of one George Soros.)
Israel will strike if rebels raid weapons
Israel’s foreign minister warned on Wednesday his country will act immediately if it discovers Islamic militants are raiding Syria’s chemical or biological weapons stocks, Associated Press has reported.
Israeli political and security leaders have been watching the intensified bloodletting in neighbouring Syria with mounting concern, afraid that Lebanon’s Hezbollah and other militant groups could raid these arsenals should the central government in Damascus collapse. In recent days, Israeli political leaders have said they would be prepared to strike weapons depots to prevent this from happening.
Destroy all churches
On 12th March this year, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The mufti based his decision on a story that on his deathbed, Muhammad declared, “There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula.”
Churches have always been banned in Saudi Arabia, but in the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, in Syria, and in other Muslim lands before they came under the sway of the George Soros-funded Muslim Brotherhood, Christians were allowed to practise their faith and formed a thriving minority community.
As the Washington Times reported at the time: ‘This is not a small-time radical imam trying to stir up his followers with fiery hate speech. This was a considered, deliberate and specific ruling from one of the most important leaders in the Muslim world. It does not just create a religious obligation for those over whom the mufti has direct authority; it is also a signal to others in the Muslim world that destroying churches is not only permitted but mandatory.’
Saudi Arabia is supporting the Syrian rebels with money and weaponry.
Naive and simplistic
The approach of the British Government is both naive and simplistic. In following the slavish devotion to democracy at all costs promoted and financed by the Open Society movement of George Soros, they are encouraging the Muslim Sunni majority in Syria to destroy all others.
It is not, as Mr Hague seems to think; ‘Assad bad, rebels good’. Nor can the rebel reports given pride of place on the BBC be trusted as the gospel truth. There is spin and worse on all sides of this conflict.
In a letter to a constituent dated 24th July, Mr Hague said: ‘You have raised concerns regarding the persecution of Christians in Syria. Since the Syria uprising more than a year ago, the Assad regime has demonstrated time and again that it is unwilling to protect the rights, freedoms and interests of all its fellow citizens.’
Mr Hague’s statement is duplicitous. Mr Assad is not persecuting Christians and never has. It is the rebels who are doing that already and who will do it all the more if they gain power. In addition, President Assad is part of a minority group himself. He is an Alawite Shia Muslim, despised by the 74% of Syria’s population who follow the Islamic Sunni religion.
Mr Hague goes on: ‘In our regular dialogue, we are encouraging Syrian opposition groups to reach out and engage with minority communities, including Christians, and to maintain a clear commitment to a peaceful and non-sectarian approach.’
So Mr Hague admits he is in touch with the rebels. Worryingly, he expects them to behave as if they were taking part in a vicarage tea party. He speaks as if he really thinks the world is like a civilised home counties drawing room. He may really believe that or he may be pretending to. Either way, by backing the rebels, our Government like that of America and most of Europe is preparing the way for a middle-east bloodbath.
Thank God for the Russians and the Chinese.
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 what contacts Her Majesty’s Government is having with Syrian rebels and what political, financial and weaponry assistance it has given them. You could ask your MP to ask the Foreign Secretary to support President Assad instead. Ask your MP also to ask the Foreign Secretary to comment on the reports of Syrian rebel persecution of Christians and Alawites (he won’t say anything positive, and will not say what assistance he is giving, but he will know you are there and concerned.)
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