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Why it's OK to arm MODERATE jihadists in Syria

Twas bryllyg, and ye slythy toves Did gyre and gymble in ye wabe: All mimsy were ye borogoves; And ye mome raths outgrabe. (from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’) I must admit that I was a little confused when I first heard … Continue reading

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Iraq, ISIS and Syria – what’s going on?!

So many crazy things are happening in the hell that is flowing from Syria into Iraq at the moment that it’s hard to know what is going on. As Christians we need to make a meaningful response to all this bloodshed … Continue reading

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The Syrian people have spoken and they want to keep Assad!

I did not vote for Bashar Al-Assad. I didn’t vote in the Syrian elections at all because I am not Syrian! If I had been Syrian I don’t know if I would have voted for Assad. I really didn’t take … Continue reading

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Syria – every story has two sides

“Silver Water: Syria Self-Portrait” is a movie that recently debuted at the Cannes film festival in Paris – the only Arab film in the fest’s official selection. The movie documents human-rights abuses allegedly carried out by Syrian government forces in the city of … Continue reading

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Why the Syrian rebellion may soon collapse like a house of cards!

I have just returned from Syria. Over the space of a couple of days our group drove from Damascus to Lattakia to Homs and back to Damascus – all without harassment or signs of imminent violence. The contrast with my … Continue reading

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The new media spin on terrorism in Syria

Reprinted below is an extract from an excellent article by investigative journalist, Robert Parry. Parry begins by demonstrating the spin Western media put on the Iranian nuclear program. He notes that mainline media articles that refer to Israel’s fear of … Continue reading

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Geneva II – the U.S. agenda is laid bare!

At last Geneva II is underway – not in ideal circumstances and not with everybody in attendance, but underway nonetheless. Most reports on the conference thus far have been stressing the anger and acrimony being displayed by speakers. This is … Continue reading

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Christians amongst the hardest hit in Syria

The Patriarch is a good man. People accuse him of being pro-government, but it’s impossible now, as a Christian, to side with the rebellion when the anti-Assad forces are completely dominated by Jihadist mercenaries determined to put an end to … Continue reading

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Mother Agnes responds to her critics

Mother Agnes of Homs is currently concluding her speaking tour of North America – doing her best to persuade audiences across the USA that there are realistic alternatives to endless violence in Syria. I reported earlier on the controversy she … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels decorate Christmas Trees with the heads of their victims

My friend in Damascus tells me that there will be no need for Christmas trees in Adra this year (a Christian town to the north-east of Damascus) as Christians and Alawites have had their severed heads hung from trees in … Continue reading

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