December 24, 2010, - 4:35 pm

Islam Wishes You a Not-So-Merry Christmas; Canceled in Iraq

By Debbie Schlussel

Almost every year at Christmas-time, I tell you about the bleak state of affairs for Christians everywhere in the Muslim world.  And every year at this time, the picture is dramatically worse.  Because of persecution by Muslims, Christians are dwindling in places like Bethlehem, Jesus’ birthplace, and Iraq, where American boys and men gave their lives so that . . . Christians can be persecuted by the Iran-backed Shi’ites we put in power and the Sunnis we removed.  And almost every year, morons and ignoramuses like Michelle Fraudkin post stupid, fraudulent photos of Muslims helping Iraqi Christians put up crosses on their churches at Christmas-time, as if it is something more than a photo op for the few remaining Christians left in that place we gave blood and lives for in exchange for the grand bargain of letting the ayatollahs’ puppet run the place.

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This  year, Christians in Iraq–the few that remain–can no longer celebrate.  There is NO CHRISTMAS in Iraq, as the celebration has been canceled by the Christians there in fear of more violence against them.  Is this what American soldiers died for?  Yup, nothing more.  Sorry.  Oh, and also I guess they died for the infusion of thousands of Chaldean (Iraqi Christian) refugees to the U.S.  . . . to places like Michigan, where, apparently, jobs are plentiful and citizens are looking for more people to hop on the entitlement rolls.  Who knew?

But here’s what we do know:

Iraqi Christians on Wednesday called off Christmas festivities across the country. . . . Church officials in the northern cities of Kirkuk and Mosul, the southern city of Basra and in the capital confirmed they will not put up Christmas decorations or hold evening Mass and have urged worshippers to refrain from decorating their homes. Even an appearance by Santa Claus was called off. . . .

Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako in Kirkuk: “We cannot find a single source of joy that makes us celebrate. The situation of the Christians is bleak.” . . .

In the northern city of Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Sako said church officials will not put up Christmas decorations outside the church and urged worshippers to refrain from decorating their homes.

A traditional Santa Claus appearance outside one of the city’s churches has also been called off, he said. Money usually used on celebrations or gifts will instead go to help Christian refugees, he said.

Ashour Binyamin, a 55-year-old Christian from Kirkuk said he and his family would not go to church on Christmas but instead would celebrate at home.

At Baghdad’s Our Lady of Salvation church where more than 120 parishioners were held hostage by gunmen on Oct. 31, there will be no Christmas tree and Mass on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day has been canceled. . . .

“We have canceled all celebrations in the church,” said Father Mukhlis. “We are still in deep sorrow over the innocent victims who fell during the evil attack.”

In the Karradah neighborhood, where many of the city’s remaining Christians live, a number of churches were guarded by security forces Wednesday and surrounded by razor wire. Shop owners in the neighborhood said few people were buying the Christmas trees and Santa Claus toys on sale. . . .

In Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Syrian Orthodox priest Faiz Wadee said there will be no public Christmas celebrations either.

Christians in Iraq’s second-largest city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad decided to cancel all celebrations as well. . . . “There will be only a small Mass in one church in Basra without any signs of joy or decoration and under the protection of Iraqi security forces,” he said.

Matti [DS: Saad Matti, a Christian legilator] said Christians would also tone down their celebrations out of respect for a Shiite holiday going on at the same time.

Yup, the same Shi’ite Muslims who run the country.

Remember when Juan Williams was fired by NPR for saying he fears airplane travelers in Muslim garb on FOX News’ “O’Reilly Factor?”  Well, buried in the hype were the moronic comments of Bill O’Reilly anal cavity inhabitant and utter ignoramus Mary Katharine Ham (who counts among her close friends, Emily Zanotti, a woman who proudly praised Holocaust-denying Muslim death, rape, and torture threats against me, my parents, and my Holocaust survivor grandparents).  Williams, O’Reilly and M. Kath-equine Ham discussed the two “The View” co-hostesses who walked out on O’Reilly when he said Muslims perpetrated the 9/11 attacks.

The moronic, know-nothing Ham butt-snorkled to O’Reilly about how there’s a “distinction between moderate and extremist Islam,” then said, “You have to believe in that distinction,” and claimed that we are building Iraq on “moderate Muslims.”  Uh, no, I don’t have to believe anything, certainly not this uninformed tripe.  Yup, those “moderate Muslims” who are taking direction from Iran, NOT the U.S., and who are helping to usher out the last Christians in the country . . . the Christians who had it much better under the secular Saddam Hussein.  What an idiot.  And a fool.  But, hey, her idea of “moderates” is a woman who praises Holocaust-denying Muslim death, rape, and torture threats against Jews.

Here’s the real scoop on those “moderate Muslims” running Iraq:  before we went into Iraq, there were  1.4 million to 2 million Christians there.  Now there are only 200,000 to 500,000 left.  The narrative is that this is because of Sunni terrorists.  But the facts are that the theocratic Shi’ite Muslims running the country have made Chaldeans who still live there uncomfortable and persecuted.  Women who previously wore short sleeves under Sunni Saddam Hussein cannot now walk outside without long sleeves and a hijab covering their hair.  This is what M. Kath-equine Ham calls “moderate Muslims.”  Her phony “distinction” between “moderate” and “extremist” Muslims is nowhere to be seen.  It’s Islam.  Period.

And another example of it is what’s happening to Christians in Gazastan and the so-called West Bank.    In 1950, Christians were 15 percent of the population in these Muslim Palestinian-controlled areas.  Not they are LESS THAN 2 PERCENT.  They’ve been persecuted and murdered out of existence.  Whether it’s HAMAS Muslims taking over ransacking a Roman Catholic Church (breaking crosses and smashing the face of Jesus on a ceramic statue), detonating a bomb outside a Christian school, or firebombing a Christian bookshop and killing a Christian who worked there.  There are only 3,500 Christians left–and that number is quickly shrinking–among 1.5 million Muslim savages in Gaza.  The numbers in Bethlehem are shrinking, too, because of Fatah-led persecution.  You know–Fatah, our “moderate” Islamic terrorist group and Israel’s “partner for peace.”  In the 1950s, 75% of Bethlehem’s population was Christian.  Today, only one-third is Christian.

No matter how peaceful it is for Christian pilgrims in Bethlehem, this year, it’s mere window dressing–thick cosmetics covering up the dying Christian world that once was there and will soon be gone completely.  And the only reason it is safe there is because Israeli soldiers are running the show.  Otherwise, it would be back to the days a few years ago during which Islamic terrorists backed by Palestinian chief Yasser Arafat were holed up in the Church of the Nativity and treating it like a garbage dump, even having sex and leaving used condoms on the floor.  Plus the Muslims running the so-called West Bank need the money the Bethlehem pilgrimages generate for cash-starved, angry Palestinian Muslim merchants.  It’s an interesting situation, with gullible Christian tourists helping fund the use of Jesus’ birthplace as a minstrel show to cover  up their persecution of Christians.

That is the true state of Christianity . . . or lack thereof in the Islamic world, Michelle Fraudkin’s phony pics of carefully posed Islamo-Christian “brotherhood.”  Brotherhood, indeed.  The only brotherhood in the Arab world is the “Ikhwan,” the Muslim “brotherhood.”

Of course, it must be noted that in most of the Islamic world, Christian Arabs sided with Muslims against Jews. And they bet on the wrong side. In many cases, it’s now a case of what goes around comes aroun. And now that they’ve helped Muslims in getting rid of the Jews, they are the targets. In the case of Copts in Egypt, for example, they led Muslims in the pogroms against Jews. Now they are getting a tiny taste of their own medicine, just a sliver of what they deserve.  (Of course, leave it to ignoramuses and phonies, like car loan fraud scamming millionairess Scamela Geller to pander to the Copts like the Uber Kapo that she is.)

Read more on the Christians fighting to survive throughout the Islamic world:

* Holiday Read: Bethlehem’s Persecuted Christians

* IMPORTANT–Religion of Eradicating Christianity: “Last Rites in the Holy Land”

* “Religion of Peace”: Christmas in Gaza a Time of Fear

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Michelle Fraudkin also had a very weak position on the Dream Act — essentially saying that it should not be brought up now. The implication was that it was OK to bring it up next year. I suppose this is how the antisemitic owners of Fox News (sic) have worked out how she can be pro-open borders and keep the veneer of a conservative position on immigration. Unfortunately lots of well-meaning conservatives are so dumbed-down that they fall for this and do not have the ability to see why she is not really opposed to illegal immigration.

Little Al on December 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm

The funny thing is the same people who apologize for Islam are the same people who could care less about Christianity.

And the leftist Jews, who foolishly join them in attacking Christianity in America, are next on Islam’s menu.

First the Sunday people, then the Saturday people.

Islam has a goal and its not peace, not goodwill and brotherhood among men. Its being the sole religion in the world.

That’s right there in the Koran and I have to find a single Muslim who says they no longer seek that aim.

People need to wake the heck up!

NormanF on December 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Moderate moslems? I remember a cartoon back in the 80’s with a mob holding signs, one of which read “Death to Reagan!” with the caption “Fundamentalist Moslems”. The next panel showed the same mob holding a similar sign reading “Prostate Trouble to Reagan”*, with a caption reading “Moderate Moslems”. I don’t know if it was an adequate explanation, but I found it pretty funny at the time.

*President Reagan was having difficulties related to an enlarged prostate at the time.

CornCoLeo on December 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

“terrorists backed by Palestinian chief Yasser Arafat were holed up in the Church of the Nativity and treating it like a garbage dump, even having sex and leaving used condoms on the floor.”

muslims practice safe sex?

Americans have been knowingly and unknowingly funding terrorism for years. It is just recently that it has become ok to brag about it.

ender on December 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Try gay Muslim terrorists having sex in a church.

More proof of the Islamic modesty BS. Thy can and do put aside their hatreds and taboos to stick it to the infidels.

That’s their “respect” for Christianity: desecrating a church with profane activity. What’s galling is we’re incessantly lectured on the need to respect them.

Meet the the true face of the ROP. Its sick, depraved and sadistic side it won’t show you!

NormanF on December 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Question, when will the “moderate-muslims” for once speak out against radical islam? When that day comes, those of us on this site and others across the country will not have to question the “moderate-muslims” for being so silent.

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on December 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    You seem to be under the same illusion that many Western leaders are. What is a Moderate Muslim? Is it someone who through prudence or inability chooses not to directly support jihadist activities against the West? There are indeed plenty of those, but it is not a genuine ideological difference that separates them from the mad bomber or honor killer. The few seemingly genuine Moderate Muslims tend to be less than moderate upon closer inspection, or represent a hopelessly small and generally disdained group within the Islamic community. Just because we wish for something, does not make it so. France and Great Britain had hoped that Hitler would be reasonable up to the point of his invading Poland in 1939, and even for a time thereafter. However, Adolph only saw just fantasies on the part of the Allies as a vile weakness to be exploited, even as it was despised and ridiculed by the Third Reich in private(sometimes even not so privately). Joseph Stalin also comes to mind in this regard in his dealing with President Roosevelt on Post-War Planning. At least President Roosevelt had the excuse that he was on the verge of death when the most critically bad decisions of his presidency were made. Neither France in the late 30’s or the United States today has such an excuse.

    worry01 on December 25, 2010 at 6:44 am

Roosevelt appeased Russia during the entire course of his presidency, all the way back to recognizing Russia in 1933. An example was appointing Soviet apologist Joseph Davies as ambassador to the Soviet Union (sic) in 1936. Due in part to Davies’ rationalization of the purges, Roosevelt made no criticism of the purges in the 30s. Roosevelt went against Churchill’s advise in 1942 to have the second front in the Mediterranean instead of cross-channel, which perhaps could have saved Eastern Europe. Roosevelt’s relations with De Gaulle were extremely poor, and he publicly and verbally supported the breakup of the British and French empires without giving thought to what would replace them. And of course he opposed Zionism, and if he had remained president, it would have been far less likely that Israel would have been established.

An excellent book which chronicles Roosevelt’s missteps, including, but not limited to Yalta is “FDR * Stalin, a Not So Grand Alliance, 1943-1945 by Professor Amos Perlmutter (Transaction). One of the points made throughout the book is that Roosevelt’s main goal in the latter part of the war was to have the United States and Russia take co-responsiblity for the stability of the world. His desire to see the United Nations established took precedence over virtually everything (and we know where that got us). He was able to be elected in 1932 because he obtained Hearst’s support, a condition of which was, in so many words, to pursue isolationism.

A really outstanding book which documents, with primary sources, Roosevelt’s appeasement of Hitler throughout the 30s, including, but not limited to,his refusal to show concern about the problems of European Jews or open up the country to refugees is “American its Jews and the rise of Nazism” by Gulie Ne’eman Arad (Indiana).

Little Al on December 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

I hate to disappoint you people – but I am a Syrian Christian – and me and my family have never been persecuted By muslims – but rather the opposite – they have always been gracious neighbors and help our community as we help theirs. I don’t understand why American Christians like Debbie have problems with Muslims.

George A. on December 25, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Well then George, I would like you to explain to the audience why the number of Christian Arabs is rather quickly dwindling. Same for Jews living in Muslim countries, by the way. There used to be large Jewish communities as well as Christian communities spread all throughout the Muslim world. Gone now, never to be reconstituted and they’re not on a cruise to Norway. They’re scattered, maybe in Israel or some other country that would take them in, perhaps many are already dead. Wake up George. Remember; “First they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew”. Don’t think for even a moment that ALL non believers (in Islam that is) are not somewhere on the Islamic “most hated” list. Right now Jews are at the top of the list.

    kenny komodo on December 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm

      Mr. K Komodo is right. Ypu may not be at the top of their list but you’re All On Their LIST,
      …We’re ALL on THE List.
      You can buy some time Now but your turn comes sooner or later.
      We have a choice, either fight the muslim menace or fight among ourselves and perish.
      The choice is yours.

      theShadow on December 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    You got it backwards buddy – its islam that has a problem w/ the US and everyone else who doesnt bow down to it. Think about any plane hi-jacking, embassy bombing, or any suicide bombing in the last few decades…..it wasnt in the name of christianity or judiasm. It was in the name of islam. Maybe that’s our problem w/ muslims. Muslims stereotype themselves by not denouncing or speaking out at terrorists attacks and not assimilating into local cultures, but when someone points these facts out, then they are condemned by muslims for simply pointing out facts and labeled as racists. When muslims get rid of takfir methodology, then maybe you will see some progress. Hopefully that is easy enough for u to understand.

    jdiz on December 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    You’re a good dhimmi Christian Arab – a spear carrier for Islam.
    Its escaped your notice your co-religionists are disappearing in the Middle East and in Iraq they’re afraid to celebrate Christian holidays lest the Muslims slaughter them. Oh wait they have. If they helped you, why are you here instead of being back there? That answers my question.

    NormanF on December 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm

George, it’s radical muslims who are the real problem across the world, please wake the hell up my friend. Debbie, like the rest of us have a problem with islamofascism, and they want to either conver you and I into islam or kill us if we refuse to do so, I’m sorry, to me that’s NOT a real religion! George, I hope you see the problem with radical islamist. And since you claim that Debbie is a christian, I have to disappoint you, she’s a jewish woman and from what I’ve read from her profile, one of her relatives is a survivor of the holocaust in Germany in the 1930s & 1940s. And also George, which religion is going around doing some type of conquest and not tolerating other religions and getting along with them, is it christianity, judiasm, hinduism, buddhism, agnosticism, athethism or islam! Answer, it’s islam, and that’s a fact of reality, it’s not muslim bashing at all.

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on December 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

The Christians of the Middle East by and large supported the Islamic devil trying to exterminate the Jews. No surprise these cowards have suffered so mightil- and will continue to. Keep blaming it on Israel, you dhimmi liars.

J: I’ve made exactly this observation in most of my previous posts on Islam v. Christians in the Mid-East (check the links). Was gonna say so again, but didn’t, so now I will add it. They always sided with Muslims against Jews and were sometimes the most anti-Semitic–even more than Muslims. That’s the case in Egypt, where the Coptic Christians led the pogroms against Jews. That’s why I shed no tears for what’s happening to the Copts in Egypt now. What goes around comes around, and the Copts are getting what they deserve.
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/15054/about-the-egyptian-muslim-shooting-on-coptic-christmas/
DS

John on December 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Yup. All that hatred for the Jews boomeranged right back on them. I can’t exactly say I feel sorry for them. In a way, they brought it upon themselves.

    NormanF on December 25, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Next to facilitating the annihilation of Christianity, our boys died also for another noble cause: both, Iraq and Afghanistan, have now islamic constitutions they didn’t have before and sharia has been officially introduced and reigns as the highest law.

Lady Democracy cannot be found anywhere, she had to run for her life, but a fraudulent theatre called after her is in place. Some people claimed, George and Dick started the whole show only to lay hand on the Iraqi oil. Even that failed. True, some few companies made big bucks nonetheless.

Erwin Mahnke on December 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

George is a moby.

pat on December 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Christians in betlehem are dwindling because of muslims? Talk about idiotic and baseless accusations. If anyone is causing mayhem in jerusalem if not whole middleeast it is the presence of israeli soliders toting guns. Lazy and unfound, i cant be bothered reading more of the rubbish spewed here.have you ever bothered to visit the places that you talk about?

Astonished on December 26, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Oh and that explains why Christians are fleeing every country in the Middle East in droves. The Jews made them do it!

    Ah but the problem with your theory is Israel is the only Middle Eastern country where the Christian population is actually growing!

    Facts are stubborn things wasted on those willing to believe whatever lies Muslims dish out. There’s a place for it but it isn’t on this site.

    NormanF on December 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm

1 day the meddle east will come back to Jesus and islam will be a history.. We wish our moslim friend all the best and may Gog open thier eyes.

Daniel Yousif on December 26, 2010 at 7:24 am

“…and may ‘Gog’ open their eyes”.

Daniel Yousif: I read your post and just have to ask – Is your use of “Gog” just a sheer accident/typo, or is it a play on words praying that moslem countries become aware of their own evil through their relationships with Russia? The reason I was asking is that “Gog” is a title that many believe describes a prophetic Russia from Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39.

Either way it’s pretty funny. If it’s just a typo then it may have some deep spiritual significance, but, if you did it on purpose, then it’s a brilliant play on words AND has deep spiritual significance. Regardless, it started off my morning with a hearty chuckle!

CornCoLeo on December 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU!

There is NO Santa Claus

There is NO Santa Claus on December 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

I think Tawil Fadiha would say the Christian World deserves jihad because they have the unseemly habit of melting faster than a double ice cream scoop in the summer heat. And the Muslim response isn’t love; its jihad!

And if they have it their way, there won’t be many more Christmases left to cherish. And no Santa Claus to dote on all the kids.

Don’t believe Muslims who dress up as Santa. They ridicule everything Christians hold dear even as they work overtime to make sure they become extinct.

Now that’s no joke, Santa Claus!

NormanF on December 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I am glad Schlussel took a swipe at Mary Katherine Ham and O’reilly. Fox keeps putting on the college girl wannabe journalists who have all the depth of a tea cup. NONE Of them have the experience in life or in journalism or history to know up from down. Ham consistently sounds like a college girl trying to cover all the bases and be PC while and sort of conservative or neoconservative in her case. She works for neocon Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard. Fox either has the dark haired gals in glasses who appear more dorky than intellectual or the pack of blondes that all seem to have come out of the same cookie cutter factory of blondes that Rupert Murdoch must have somewhere in Manhattan and one or two token blacks who look like Rupaul in a wig. I yearn for thoughtful intellectual who isn’t either one kind of stereotype or another. I used to like Judith Regan when she was on Fox News years ago….now they go for the Cupps or the Crowleys [dozens and dozens of blondes they have got to crank out somewhere in NYC, or the Vassar looking Mary Katherine Hams of the world … yech and double yech.

retroradical on December 26, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I am glad Schlussel took a swipe at Mary Katherine Ham and O’reilly. Fox keeps putting on the college girl wannabe journalists who have all the depth of a tea cup. NONE Of them have the experience in life or in journalism or history to know up from down. Ham consistently sounds like a college girl trying to cover all the bases and be PC while and sort of conservative or neoconservative in her case. She works for neocon Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard. Fox either has the dark haired gals in glasses who appear more dorky than intellectual or the pack of blondes that all seem to have come out of the same cookie cutter factory of blondes that Rupert Murdoch must have somewhere in Manhattan and one or two token blacks who look like Rupaul in a wig. I yearn for thoughtful intellectual who isn’t either one kind of stereotype or another. I used to like Judith Regan when she was on Fox News years ago….now they go for the Cupps or the Crowleys [dozens and dozens of blondes they have got to crank out somewhere in NYC, or the Vassar looking Mary Katherine Hams of the world … yech and double yech.

retroradical on December 26, 2010 at 7:53 pm

R: Puh-leeze. Mary Kath-equine Hack doesn’t look like she’s from Vassar. She looks like she’s from the stables. And she has the knowledge and brains of a being far less than one to the stables born. She’s a moron from the sticks. Women on FOX are there for two reasons: they look good or they have knowledge. In M. Kathequine Hack’s case, neither is applicable and the third corollary comes into play: they are the ugly brunette having phone sex with Bill O’Reilly. She’s obviously got the falafel/loofah fantasy script down pat. DS

retroradical on December 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

George Bush and Jimmy Carter, the pretend Christians. Why no religious freedom for the people of Iraq?

burt on December 27, 2010 at 10:36 am

Astonished writes, “Jerusalem Christians were a plurality in the 1920s; today, they number under 2 percent of the city’s population.” Rubbish. Jews have been the MAJORITY in Jerusalem since at least the 1860s, as confirmed by the British census reports.

Re “Breaking the Silence”, NormanF is right, and they have little credibility. After Cast Lead they leaked “reports” of Israeli war crimes to Israel’s left-wing press, but they turned out to be just third-hand stories they heard at a leftist sponsored soldiers gathering. They couldn’t substantiate a single incident.

RiDC: EXACTLY. DS

Raymond in DC on December 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Well put it this way, do you think that International Court Of Justice was wrong about Ariel Sharon? Were his own brigd testified against him? Do you think the fact that Bush saved his hide in face of heinous human rights crimes is going to make americans any popular in a region which is already facing dispossession of its local people? Dont you see anything in people painting wid one stroke all the things as”muslim lies”.As if word “muslim” is sufficient synonymn for lie in english. Dear sir, when a state develops weapons and is pushing world hegmon to make sure his neighbours dont. When a state wishes to put native people on a “diet”,when a state democratically elects a war criminal as its representative than there is something very wrong. Try to humanise the issue rather than arab vs jews.

    Astonished on December 28, 2010 at 1:52 am

The American government seems not too care, reminds me of the death of Jewish people between the years of the 1930’s through 1945 and beyond.

The meaning of “Never Again” has seemed to have lost its meaning in the Judo/Christian lexicon.

When will the lambs being led to slaughter see?

bill on December 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

On George A’s observation above, just assuming that he’s not a troll, the reason that Christians ain’t persecuted in Syria is that it’s not the Muslims who run it: it’s the Assad led Alawites, who are regarded by the majority Sunnis as non-Muslims, although a section of Iran’s Shia consider them Shia.

Since the Alawites are such a minority and the only thing saving them is their dominance of the Syrian military, they’ve co-opted all the non-Sunni minorities in Syria, Christians included, and are running the place. As a result, Christians are relatively fine (although nothing much to write home about, even though Iraqi Christians fled there). Aside from that, Syria does a good job brown-nosing Iran, and it’s also the reason that Syria was the one Arab country that supported Iran in the 80s Ira* war, and prevented any Arab league action against Iran.

This of course means that Syria supports Hizbullah, so that while it is protective of its own Christians, it supports the persecution of Christians and other minorities in Lebanon by Hizbullah.

The ideal solution to the Syrian problem, had the US had an administration that made sense, would have been to threaten the Assads that they’d invite the Arab countries – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, et al to start propaganda against the Alawite dominance in Syria among the Syrian Sunni population if support for Hizbullah & Iraqi Sunnis doesn’t dry up. Just threaten, but not actually do. So that Assad is forced to cut the cord w/ Hizbullah at least for survival reasons.

Infidel Pride on December 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm

The numbers don’t lie…. and since Nazareth is in Israel, its transformation into a Muslim majority town can’t be blamed on the Jews. Clearly the demographics have shifted in a way to render Christianity all but invisible in the region it was born. No one will look at the facts though.

And we all know why.

NormanF on December 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

“Breaking The Silence” is an Israeli Far Leftist group of traitorous IDF misfits who post anonymous testimony to discredit the IDF and harm their country’s right to defend itself.

I wouldn’t put too much stock in what they say. Its you who is oblivious to the reality of majority opinion in Israel. You could stand to learn more about the real Israel and not what you’ve imbibed from anti-Israel websites and Haaretz.

NormanF on December 27, 2010 at 9:53 am

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