26 Apr '11, 1am

#Syria seals border as troops crack down on Deraa protesters >TODAYonline: #Damascus #Homs #Daraa #Latakia #Izraa #Douma

Since the dawn of Christianity, Christians lived in the Middle East, the original place from which the prophets and Christ himself came. The Assad regime, which is brutal, repressive, and backwards, is however based on a secular system, the Baath ideology. A secular system, such as the Baath regime, ensures the protection of such minorities as the Christians and Shias in countries like Syria and Lebanon. The Iraqi Baath protected the Christians. After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Christians were targeted by Muslim extremists. The number of Iraqi Christians is now negligible. The Arab countries have a Sunni majority. The Sunnis in Lebanon are already well financed by Saudi Arabia to create a Sunni Muslim state out of what was once Christian Lebanon. The Sunnis in Syria are the majority amounting to 74% of the total population. Since Syria has always played a significant role...

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