reply to post by usmc0352
Christians throughout the region should be afraid.
Assad was brought up in an Alawite faithful family, and is/was more tolerant of Christians than other sects, particularly Sunni Muslims. Alawites are
aligned religiously with Shia Muslims, the predominant faith in Iran. The sectarian disputes are very old in the region and have changed very little
for centuries. IF the western backed rebels are successful at overthrowing the Assad regime and take power in Syria, no doubt that Christians will be
persecuted, and perhaps worse. Any group(s) that were seen as supportive of the Assad regime will be the targets of the rebel forces, especially
Christians, and that will be a problem for the west when the time comes, because they have backed these rebels, and even officially recognized them as
the "legitimate representatives" of the Syrian people. A tough position to defend when the brutality comes down after the Assad regime falls.
What most people don't know is that there are covert elements in Syria inciting and instigating most of this, and their objectives are driven too by
their faith, they wish to fulfill prophecies and to make war with the great Satan.
The Alawites and Shiites believe in the end time prophecies, the time of conflagrations between Muslims, the battles with the "Great Satan" and the
return of the Twelfth Imam. There is a clandestine group that has been covertly involved globally in acts of Islamic terrorism since the 90s, their
insanity and their faith are one and the same now.... They believe they can make all of this happen, and gain religious justification to attack and
destroy their ultimate enemies Israel and the USA, the "Great Satan" usher in the return of the Twelfth Imam, establish and rule the world for a time
under Islam (a global Islamic caliphate).
You'll just have to see what happens next to believe it....
That said, if you know Christians in Syria, and if they can they should get out as quickly as possible, IF possible.
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