There has been no shortage of reports and articles on the unrest in Syria over the past few years.
For those with ears to hear, it has been made plain that the unrest there is no “civil war,” but is in fact a foreign invasion by hired agents. The unrest is artificial, and has come from without. It has been funded and supported by nations such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States (let that combination simmer for a bit). And yet, the Christian outcry over these injustices has been less-than-compelling.
The media, of course, does not highlight the fact that these events are contrived and foreign to Syria itself. The blame should not be placed on Assad or his military forces, who are only defending themselves (and their people) from terrorist attacks. The blame, rather, lays at the very feet of those who would place an alliance with Israel — and the financial interests that would benefit from a war-torn Syria — over the lives of innocent men, women, and children. And perhaps worst of all, the Christians in America who would support the “rebels” and their actions are actually supporting the systematic extermination of one of the world’s oldest Christian populations — a population that stretches all the way back to the book of Acts, where we were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26).
In this latest report today, we have yet another example of attempted genocide of an entire Christian population:
[Ahlul Bayt News Agency] – The armed rebels affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) raided the Christian-populated al-Duvair village in Reef (outskirts of) Homs near the border with Lebanon today and massacred all its civilian residents, including women and children.
The Syrian army, however, intervened and killed tens of terrorists during heavy clashes which are still going on in al-Duvair village.
The armed rebels’ attack and crimes in al-Duvair village came after they sustained heavy defeats in al-Qusseir city which has almost been set free by the Syrian army except for a few districts.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October 2011, calm was almost restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies sought hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.
As Christians, we should all be outraged by these atrocities. Righteous indignation is more than appropriate in situations such as this (Eph. 4:26). But what can we do?
We should all be writing or calling our “representatives,” telling them that we don’t appreciate the attempted genocide of the Christian population of Syria; telling them that we’re not fooled by the propaganda. We should be telling our Christian friends and neighbors the truth about what’s going on in Syria. We should be encouraging those who only trust Fox News or CNN for their information to look outside the pale of American propaganda, and to the deeper truth of such matters.
And above all, we should be praying; praying that the Lord would have mercy not only on the citizens of Syria, but that he would be merciful to us here in America for both our compliance and silence.
SOURCE: On Behalf of All