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New York Times Acknowledges that Syrian Opposition Is Targeting Christians and Other Minorities

 
Everyone from the Vatican to priests on the ground in Syria have reported that the Syrian opposition is persecuting Christians.
Now even the New York Times is starting to report the truth:
Syria’s 2.3 million Christians, constituting about 10 percent of the country’s population, have generally known a more privileged existence under the Assad dynasty than even the Shiite Alawi sect to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.
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As the rebellion became suffused with Sunni militants sympathetic to or affiliated with Al Qaeda, Christians recoiled.
A churchgoing Syrian told me that he used to see himself primarily as “Syrian” and that religious identity, in political terms, was an idea that never occurred to him — until an opposition gang attacked his family earlier this year in Homs. “It’s a label they pinned on us,” he said. “If their revolution is for everyone, as they keep insisting it is, why are Christians being targeted? It is because what they are waging is not a struggle for freedom, and it’s certainly not for everyone.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/08/new-york-times-finally-acknowledges-that-syrian-opposition-is-persecuting-christians.html

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