Syrian Islamists raid Aramaic-speaking Christian town of Sednaya: report

Jessica Chasmar -The Washington Times September 2013 Weeks after al-Qaeda-linked rebels seized the Christian town of  Maaloula in  northwest Syria, they now have captured Sednaya, an  Aramaic-speaking village to  the north of Damascus. Known for its large presence of Christian churches and monasteries,  the  village is under constant threat of Islamist militias from Yabroud  and the  Lebanese mountains, the ...

Millions of Christians are caught in crossfire of Muslim wars in Mideast

By Rowan Scarborough The Washington Times - 2/8/13 The Arab Spring has not been kind to Christians, and Syria is a good example: The nation’s 2 million-plus Christians are caught in the middle of a Muslim war. Jihadist rebels threaten and kidnap them while coercing others to become Muslims. Government troops loyal to President Bashar Assad order them to fight the opposition or ...

Syrians behead Christians for helping military, as CIA ships in arms

Cheryl K. Chumley The Washington Times - 27/6/13 A priest and another Christian were beheaded before a cheering crowd by Syrian insurgents who say they aided and abetted the enemy, President Bashar Assad’s military, foreign media reported. An undated video that made the Internet rounds on Wednesday showed two unnamed men with tied hands surrounded by a cheering ...

EIBNER: Islamic extremists threaten Syria’s Christians

3/8/2012 Washington Times Obama must not ignore sacrifice of religious minorities More than a year has elapsed since the United States aligned itself with Syria’s Sunni-dominated opposition and the Middle East’s Sunni powers to overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. While the United States pursues this goal in the name of the Syrian people, it is ...