I am sharing this important and timely article by my brother Robin about the plight of Christians in Syria during the current civil war. How the West is Helping to Destroy Christianity in Syria. The increasing support for the rebels by the United States and England is following a dangerous precedent. We have just witnessed the chaos in Egypt, and what violence and persecution can follow a supposedly “peaceful” government overthrow. How much worse would the situation be in Syria, where nothing has been peaceful?
I am by no means suggesting that the United States and other western nations should support al-Assad. The problem with politics is that people think they need to support one side or the other. The Christian response needs to be different, recognizing the evil on both sides of this fight. While Syria’s situation is untenable, blind support of the rebel groups will be no less of a humanitarian disaster than the al-Assad regime has been.Google+