Syrian regime threatens Christians, clamps down on churches

Many Syrian Christians have been targeted by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad for participating in protests demanding his ouster. (Reuters) As part of its campaign against all pro-democracy activists, the Syrian regime has been persecuting Christian citizens and clergy who take part in the revolution or help the revolutionaries.

The Syrian regime issued instructions to all banks across the country to stop transactions with the Greek Orthodox Mariamite Church on charges of money laundry, said a Christian activist from the southwestern governorate of Rif Dimashq.

“This step was taken right after the church started receiving money from churches abroad to support Syrian revolutionaries,” he said.

The activist added that security forces killed Christian activist Friday Hossam Mikhail for links with the Free Syrian Army.

“A few weeks ago, the Syrian army also killed priest Basilius Nassar and state TV held terrorist groups accountable for his death.”

Nassar, the activist explained, used to deliver food to areas attacked by the Syrian army and was helping doctors out in Hama.

The activist added that according to a priest who worked with him, Nassar was killed while rescuing a victim of an army attack in the Jarajmah neighborhood in Hama.

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Abdicate's analysis:
Matthew 24:9 (KJV) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

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my heart

hurts for the persecuted. I hurt so much. I have cried and cried over them and I think we should be praying for Grace to fall on them to endure to very end. The apostles counted persecution as a great thing to endure for Christ- a blessing.
I pray they are given Grace and Peace and Long Suffering and Love and Joy... May our Lord grant them every blessing and a means of escape in troubled times... If they are to be mayrtered for Christ's sake may they reap a huge bountiful harvest for Him as they give their very lives if necessary.
I am humbled beyond words at the relative peace we enjoy to worship and the shelter we have been under but there is coming a time when we too shall be persecuted.
Come Lord Jesus~
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