Anti-Assad Syria National Council picks a Christian to be its new leader

BY ROY GUTMAN - McClatchy Newspapers 12/11/2012 DOHA, QATAR -- Syria’s biggest political opposition bloc Friday elected a Christian, George Sabra, as president, a move Sabra said showed that the Muslim-majority nation will not allow its national uprising to descend into sectarian war. Sabra, a geography teacher who once wrote for the Arabic version of “Sesame Street,” immediately demanded that ...

US Congressman calls to protect Syria’s Armenians

10/8/2012 U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis called on official Washington to prioritize the security of Syria’s Christians, including Armenians. The member of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a non-biding resolution which he hopes will be circulated in Congress next month. “We have to speak out on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Christ and I will continue ...