The Syrian crisis is now two-and-a-half years old. and the damage of the conflict seems only to be worsening. Fueled by an increasing stream of jihadists with a stated goal of establishing an Islamic state, these groups have increasingly targeted the Christian community, forcing them to convert, flee, or be killed. The impact of extremist ideology is tearing apart the richly diverse social fabric of Syria, impacting all Syrians, but particularly targeting the Christians.
Though the uprising in Syria began primarily to end the brutal authoritarian reign of President Bashar al-Assad, for many in the opposition movement the aim has become the creation of an Islamic state, governed by a harsh interpretation of Islamic law and free of any Christian presence.
"For the terrorist people [foreign Jihadist fighters], the first step in their aim is to kill the Christian, or let them leave the country, or...
More than one President has been blithely indifferent to the fate of Christians or other groups--as long as the oil kept flowing. The forgotten Christians of the East wasn't on Banana War Bush's mind (what there was of that ) and there can be very good reasons why ...Why Obama can't tame the Islamists. Now to get all the leaders of the Western World why they can't tame them, would be a step in the right direction.