A Tragic Exodus: About 450,000 Christians Have Fled Syria
For years, western politcians have parrotted the mantra "Assad must go."
Well Assad hasn't gone, but almost half a million of the ancient Christian population of Syria have, forced out by a western and Gulf Arab-backed insurrection fueled by radical Islamic terror.
The figure comes from Gregory III Laham, patriarch of the Melikite Catholic Church, who spoke at a meeting of Russian State Duma members, according to RIA Novosti:
I would give the figure as 450,000 - this includes the Orthodox, Catholics and Uniates - up to 18 denominations. This number, including those in Lebanon, has left - some to Germany or Canada.
Way to go for the defenders of "western values." Just what kind of values are those?
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