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And for those who dare claims that they speak on behalf of Allah, or had dreams and visions of being told, then they must immediately be apprehended and put into jail for their own safety, to be tried for Apostacy, for the prophet Muhammad had been declared the last messenger from Allah in Islam. Another other who claims to be a messenger or have a message, is a liar and must be stoned on the spot.
Originally posted by harryhaller
What about the christians?
There are many christian groups embedded in the Syrian community. The FSA is just killing them, do you support that too?
The potential fallout ranges from the exodus of many of its 2.1 million Christians
is reinforced by attacks on Christians in rebel-held areas of northern Syria. Christian refugees from those areas, many with family ties across the Turkish border, have all but given up hope of returning to their homes.
and a post-Assad regime that threatens to make Syria, with Turkish backing, a place in which they no longer are welcome.
Few places are as central as Syria to the long history of Christianity. Saul of Tarsus made his conversion here, reputedly on the Street Called Straight, which still exists in Damascus. It was in these lands that he conducted his first missions to attract non-Jews to the nascent faith.
A century ago, the Levant supported a population that was perhaps 20% Christian. Now it is closer to 5%. Syria today hosts vibrant, if dwindling, communities of various ancient sects: Syrian Orthodox, Syrian Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholics and Armenian Orthodox.
"A lot of people have passed through this country—the Byzantines, the Muslims, Tamerlane, the Mongols, the Ottomans," said Mr. Haddad, seated in the shadow of the convent of St. Thekla, the feminine hero of the biblical legend, the Acts of Paul and Thekla.
"Jesus was from just to the south. St. Paul came to Maalula," he says. "Christianity is very strong here."
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Similar with every democratic constitution on planet Earth.
syrian state run media that says the free syrian army hates all christians and kills them because they can?
The plight of Syria's Christians: 'We left Homs because they were trying to kill us'