Two million Christians are currently being attacked in a bloody bout of ethnic cleansing in Syria. The Christian minority in the country has existed since the time of Christ 2,000 years ago; they make up only around 10 percent of the population. Christians are being held for ransom and their ancient churches are getting destroyed. Christians have not been unified in their support of Assad as many have taken leading roles in working against his rule.
Perhaps the most disturbing thing about this persecution of Christians in Syria is how the Western press is reporting on the civil war. Mark Field, a Tory Member of Parliament in the U.K., stated: "The unspeakable truth now is that the sizable Christian communities in war-torn Syria are at greater threat of ethnic cleansing from their ancestral homes than has been the case for generations - often at the hand's of the self-styled freedom fighters so feted by the Western press."
These are not local citizens who have been neighbors with the Christians in Syria for a thousand years, but rather what Fields calls "rent-a-mob Jihadists" who do not respect the Syrian Christians as worthy inhabitants of the region strictly because of their faith. In fact, German Intelligence reports that only a paltry 5 percent of the Syrian rebel forces are actually Syrians. The rest is foreign mercenaries. The rebels are being completely controlled from outside of the country and this is not a nationalist Syrian movement. The American people should not blindly support these rebels as they commit genocide against the Christian minority, no matter what the Western governments and media tell them.