Another Holocaust is looming, with the world - predictably - generally silent. The most recent victims are our Syriac Brothers and Sisters, being viciously persecuted by Islamist terrorists. These poor people, caught between the Assad regime and insurgent Sunni terrorists are easy pickings for those advocating violence and genocide. Do not forget, that for hundreds of years, Syrian Christians and Moslems lived peacefully until the advent of foreign meddling.
Please pray for Syria: do not forget the ancient patrimony of this great land. Do not forget that the St. Peter established the first major Christian community in Antioch outside of Jerusalem.
Bassam Ishak, a Christian member of the main opposition bloc the Syrian National Coalition, who comes from Hasakah, said he and his colleagues had tried "several times" to approach western officials asking for weapons for Christian groups to defend their areas.
"The West wants to arm the seculars or 'West friendly' people, well we, the Syriac Christians those people. We want arms to protect our communities," he said. "We spoke to western diplomats asking for help, and everyone ignored us".
A very disturbing report is carried in the Daily Telegraph