- Posted September 18, 2013 by
Syrian Christians Persecuted by Jihadist Terrorists
This is a picture I received about a month ago from a friend but has been tormenting me ever since. It depicts a brutally murdered Syrian Christian woman with a cross shoved down her throat after being gang-raped and tortured by more than twenty men in a Jihadist controlled area in Northern Syria.
As a Lebanese American who have personally witnessed and survived the Assad r�gime's atrocities against the Lebanese people during the 1975 Lebanese civil war and even after the formal withdrawal in 2005 following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, I completely and utterly denounce the ongoing barbaric slaughter of Syrians by the Assad Jr.'s r�gime and support the people's right to freedom and democracy.
However, as most of the world is aware and similar to what ensued after the Iraqi Invasion, Al Qaeda-affiliated and inspired jihadists have been and are still flooding Syria to fight against the government forces in a bid to hijack the revolution and impose their sharia law and islamic state.
I hope CNN will take the lead in exposing the reality of what is really happening in the Syrian conflict and to shed the light on the suffering of innocent civilians in general and the Christian minority in particular.
Joe Bou Harb