Archbishop warns there are no “moderate” Syrian rebels

Free Syrian ArmyMembers of the Free Syrian Army (source)

Catholic World News reports, Jan. 9, 2014, that Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, the Syrian Catholic archbishop of Hassaké-Nisibi, is sounding the alarm  that even so-called “moderate” rebel factions in the ongoing Syrian civil war intend to turn the country into an Islamist state.

Hindo told the Fides news agency, “Christians will be glad if the so-called revolution opens the path to democracy and freedom. But now even opposition groups linked to the Free Syrian Army — which are presented as moderate compared to jihadist formations — have come together under the Islamist flag, and they say that in the new Syria the sharia law will have to be applied, because this is what the majority wants. This is a perspective that Christians cannot accept.”

Please note that the Obama administration precisely is supporting the rebels, “moderates” and jihadists, in the Syrian civil war by supplying them with training and arms.

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4 responses to “Archbishop warns there are no “moderate” Syrian rebels

  1. Richard M Nixon (Deceased)

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


  2. Thank you StMA for this important post. To say that these Syrian rebels are moderate, is like calling a lady who is carrying a baby, “half pregnant”. The Archbishop knows since he is dealing with these extremists directly. Of course, the king’s (Obama’s) ongoing unfathomable foreign policy aids these rebels. However, I think this aid fits right in with the king’s agenda.


  3. Reblogged this on Fellowship of the Minds and commented:
    A Catholic Archbishop in Syria says that even so-called “moderate” rebels in the country’s civil war say they intend to install a Sharia State, thereby proving that we were right in resisting Obama’s call for a U.S. war to topple the Assad regime. Had we let him, Syria would now be another Islamic theocracy, and we know what would happen to Christians there!


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