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September 15, 2013

Syrian Christians ignored in debate

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The ancient Syrian city of Maaloula, where Aramaic is still spoken, was taken by extremist Islamists the other day. The New York Times focused on the rebels’ awareness of their “public relations problem.”

“They filmed themselves talking politely with nuns, instructing fighters not to harm civilians or churches, and touring a monastery that appeared mostly intact,” the Times reported

When a powerful nation like ours prepares for war, what is not in the news, what is not included in the rhetoric, can often be as telling as the large bold type in the official statements.

And among the pro-war elites in Washington, the plight of the Syrian Christians, and their brethren throughout the Middle East, is often pointedly forgotten, and pointedly ignored.

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