Syria’s Christians Under Threat

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg - 9/8/14 The wildfire victories of the Islamic State (IS, formerly the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) in northern Iraq and Syria have left the area's minorities under threat. Torn between fighting back and leaving for good, Assyrians, Syriacs, Armenians, and Kurds, all inhabitants of the area and part of its rich historic legacy, are weighing ...

Pro-government Forces Find a Haven At Syrian Town’s Christian Monastery

Frederik Pleitgen - January 2014 Damascus (CNN) -- An 80-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ stands atop of a hill overlooking the Syrian Christian town of Saidnaya, about a 40-minute drive from Damascus. The statue is part of the ancient Cherubim Monastery in the Qalamoun Mountains, a quiet, spiritual place that's very important to Syria's Christians. But these days, there ...

‘They aren’t real Muslims’: Radical mercenaries kidnap, kill both Syria Christians and Muslims

Syrian Orthodox Christians light candles before a mass marking the Palm Sunday in the Syrian capital in Damascus (AFP Photo / Louai Beshara)

11/10/13 Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent who has covered the events of the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts around the world, and the anti-globalization movement. Christians of the East view the war in Syria neither as civil nor as sectarian, Orthodox Bishop Elias Kfoury told RT. He also spoke of those who unleashed a conflict ...

Islamist Ultimatum to Syrian Christians: Convert, Leave, or Die

June - 2013 (AINA) -- Syria's Christians fear an Islamist takeover should the current government be overthrown. During the ongoing civil war there has been a well-documented rise in the number of salafi-jihadist groups operating in Syria that pose a direct threat to Syria's Christian community.1 These militant opposition forces espouse an Islamist ideology, which incorporates elements ...

Syria Christians Attacked Ahead Of Presidential Speech

Stefan J. Bos, Worthy News Correspondent – 6/1/13 DAMASCUS, SYRIA (Worthy News)– Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to deliver a speech on Sunday, January 6, a day after rights activists said a shell hit a Christian area of Damascus and a car bomb exploded elsewhere in the Syrian capital. Syria's official SANA news agency said Assad ...

Syrian Christians feel vulnerable as country descends into civil war

Syria Christians Sister Verona, the head of the Sednaya Covent, shows journalists a damaged room which was attacked by gunfire in Sednya, north of Damascus. 21/6/2012 BEIRUT Inside the besieged Syrian city of Homs, where hundreds of civilians are caught up in a fierce battle between rebels and government troops, a small group of Christians is ...

Syria Christians fear for religious Freedom

By REUTERS 05/18/2011 Minority fears change in secular Syria, concerned over plight of Christians in Iraq, Egypt; community says it has Biblical roots. BEIRUT - Syria's minority Christians are watching the protests sweeping their country with trepidation, fearing their religious freedom could be threatened if President Bashar Assad's autocratic but secular rule is overthrown. Sunni Muslims form ...