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Christians in Syria Will Pay If Assad Is Overthrown, Says Rand Paul

A victory for Syria’s “Islamic rebels” and an overthrow of President Assad would endanger Syrian Christians, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asserted on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday, speaking out against U.S. military intervention in Syria.

“I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians. All of a sudden we’ll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted,” said Rand.

Rand Paul’s comments come weeks after Egyptian Coptic Christians were subject to an intense wave of violence directed at them by Islamist extremist groups scapegoating them for the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood’s President Mohammed Morsi. Four people were killed and over 60 churches damaged or destroyed in violence targeted at Coptic Christians for their support of the movement that saw Morsi taken out of power.

Christians make up 10 percent of Syria’s population and have expressed concern and fear since the Arab Spring protests began in 2011. Like many other Christian minorities in the Middle East countries like Egypt, Libya and Iraq, Syrian Christians often protected themselves by striking deals with the government, said Tamara Alrifai, the Human Rights Watch Advocacy and Communications Director for the Middle East and North Africa Division.


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  • danstewart

    Don’t expect the anti-Christian muslim in the wh to care. He would like to see christains & jews disappear from the earth.

  • Wordmahn

    It’s the truth. In every nation where we have intervened, even Iraq, the Christian populations have been very badly impacted. So, what is the up-side to us intervening in Syria? Nothing good seems to come out of these things. The resulting governments don’t seem to hate us any less. Why spend more money and risk more lives to help create another America hating, Christian hating, Jew hating state, women hating, and just plain HATING Islamic state? Is Assad worse than the Islamic Brotherhood and Al Qaeda? If they have GOOD reasons for going in to Syria (and never mind this saran gas nonsense), then those who know need to speak up and tell us what these reasons are. Otherwise, let’s mind our own business.

  • Annette Rose Giesbrecht

    Obama is not for the Christians. He is not for the Christians in America and he certainly will not be for those in Syria. He wants to topple Assad and bring in the Muslim Brotherhood who controls the rebels. Once they are in they will start killing Christians in the most inhumane way possible. And guess what the main stream media will not report it so unless one goes to the alternative media like here, Alex Jones, the Drudge Report, etc. not many will hear what is going on.