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Syrian Commentary on the Obama-Al Qaeda Alliance

The United States has gone out of its way to involve us in another war far away from our borders and even farther away from our interests as a nation. Syria is governed by Hafez al-Assad and his Baath Party. President al-Assad is an adherent of Alawism, an Islamic sect persecuted by Islamic extremists which is generally friendly to Christians and non-Muslims, perhaps because of his heritage, Assad maintains a secular regime.

The opposition to Assad is made up of  Salafi extremists who seek to Islamize the world and kill Christians, Bahais, Druzes and the other minorities in the Middle East. For reasons we are unable to discern, the Obama regime has supported these extremists in their attempt to overthrow the Assad government. So our headline, although provocative, is accurate, there is a de facto alliance between Al Qaeda and the Obama regime.

The commentator we recently discovered on YouTube calls herself the “SyrianGirlPartisan”. While we cannot endorse everything she says, what she has reported on the Syrian civil war appears to provide a needed counterpoint to the clueless media which merely dittos White House press releases.

The Jihad in Egypt

We have been concerned that the United States has failed to understand what is really going on in the Middle East. As a result, and due to an excessive deference to the oil sheiks of the Arabian Peninsula, American foreign policy has tilted towards aid to the very same people who attacked us on 9/11.

In Egypt, the U.S. put pressure on the Egyptian armed forces to overthrow a secular ruler and replace him with an Islamist. Even after Muhammad Morsi revealed his anti-American Islamist bias, the Obama regime continued to support him against the wishes of the Egyptian people. Propagandists on his behalf covered up evidence as to his Islamist ties.

Now Morsi is on trial, and Egyptian media is discussing the extent to which the Egyptian people barely avoided being handed over to an Islamic tyranny. Most recently telephone recordings of conversations between Morsi and Muhammad al-Zawahiri were released. Zawahiri is the brother of Al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and a dedicated Islamist.

The recordings back the prosecution’s case that Morsi was conspiring to persecute Christians and secular-oriented Egyptians. Apparently, the recordings make clear that Zawahiri was giving orders to Morsi. Morsi promises Zawahiri, “We have taken deterrent measures to combat those few, and new legislative measures to limit their media, and in the near future, we will shut down these media stations and launch large Islamic media outlets.  We are even planning a big budget from the [Brotherhood] International Group  to launch Islamic and jihadi satellite stations  to urge on the jihad. There will be a channel for you and the men of al-Qaeda, and it can be broadcast from Afghanistan.”

The United States Government helped to create the monster that became Al Qaeda, and yet seems to have forgotten. It is time for America to end its support for Jihadis in Egypt, Syria, Libya . . . and in Saudi Arabia.

SOURCE: Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians

NYT Finds U.S. Aiding Al Qaeda

The DISSENTING DEMOCRAT has posted its criticism of the U.S. Government’s alliance with Islamists in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Some readers thought that we were inclined to hyperbole. However, we were reporting what we had acquired from surveying foreign news sources. Here is confirmation —

American Intelligence officials are acknowledging that the bulk of the weapons flowing into Syria for the US-backed war to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad are going into the hands of Al Qaeda and like-minded Islamist militias.

A lead article appearing in the New York Times Monday confirms the mounting reports from the region that jihadist elements are playing an increasingly prominent role in what has become a sectarian civil war in Syria.

“Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats,” the Times reports.

The United States Supporting Islamist Extremists in Syria

Reposted from Washington’s Blog  

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/author/washingtonsblog

Most Americans are Christians.

But few know that the acts of our American government are leading to the persecution of Christians in numerous countries.

According to the Vatican’s official news service – Fides – and many other Christian news sources sources, the Syrian opposition is targeting Christians.  Priests and bishops on the ground in Syria confirm these reports.

As a Syrian priest writes in the Guardian:

Despite what you might read in much of the western media, Syria is an enlightened, secular society with a deeply spiritual core and the common belief is that Syria is for everybody. A fundamentalist state would destroy the traditions of co-existence and religious harmony that have existed here since the fall of the Ottoman Empire nearly 100 years ago. Syrian independence was won with the blood of all Syrians – Muslim, Christian, Druze, Alawite and Kurdish.

As BBC notes:

Syria has for much of the century had a sizeable Christian minority, making up at least 10% of the population.

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In recent years Syria has been considered one of the easier Middle Eastern countries for Christians to live in. Power is concentrated in the hands of the Alawite minority – a Shia sect considered heretical by many Muslims – which has clamped down hard on extreme forms of Islam.

Indeed, PBS reports that Syrian Christians are accepting arms from the government to protect themselves against Islamic terrorists.

Similarly, for all his faults, Saddam was a secular ruler who tolerated Christians … but Christians have been persecuted by the post-Saddam regime.

As the Syrian priest notes:

In Iraq, after the fall of Saddam Hussein, western allies admitted that they had no postwar plan and many have paid the price for this – especially the Iraqi minorities; since Saddam fell, hundreds of thousands of Christians as well as Muslims have fled Iraq in the face of sectarian violence and terrorism. Now, people are calling for a regime change in Syria without a clear plan for what should happen next. Should the minorities pay the same price in Syria?

BBC points out:

A rise in attacks on Christians after the US-led invasion in 2003 led to up to half the Christian population leaving, although there are no official statistics.

The Guardian  reports:

In 2003 … the number of Chaldeans, the Christian Iraqis, was between 800,000 and 1.4 million. In 2009-2010, it was estimated are between 400,000 and 500,000, and rapidly decreasing. Cairo’s violent repression shows a similar process is under way in Egypt as well, where they still represent roughly 10% of the population.

Similarly, Christians were protected or at least tolerated by Libya’s secular leader  Gaddaffi.   A Roman Catholic priest told Christian News Service :

Under Gaddafi, we’ve been protected.

And Christianity is an officially recognized and protected religion in Iran.  BBC points out:

Iran’s traditional Christian populations are recognised in the constitution, guaranteed freedom to worship and allocated seats in the parliament ….

But the U.S. government is supporting  – with money, arms and logistical support – Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups in a number of nations.

The U.S. is:

  • Supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorists in Syria
  • Funding terrorist groups in Iran
  • Supporting Al Qaeda in Libya

And the U.S. supports Saudi Arabia as one of our closest allies, even though:

  • Saudi Arabia restricts all religions other than Islam, including the possession of religious items such as the Bible, crucifixes and Stars of David
  • Christians are arrested and lashed in public for practicing their faith openly
  • Muslims are forbidden to convert to another religion. If one does so and does not recant, they may be executed
  • A 9/11 Commissioner and Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 say in sworn declarations that the Saudi Government is linked to the 9/11 attacks

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This post discusses the persecution of Christians by U.S. “Allies (?)” however the same measure of persecution is also extended to other religious minorities including the Jews, the Bahais, Mandaeans, Zoroastrians, Alevis, Ahl-Haqq and the Yezhidis.

Why is the UNITED STATES attacking secular states while allied with the very same people who attacked us on 9/11 ???????????????