Syria’s Christians are finding it’s easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive their erstwhile friend, Uncle Sam.
Virginia state senator Richard Black traveled to Syria last week on a three-day trip last week to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and highlight a series of American policy missteps that are helping to annihilate Christianity in Syria.
Sen. Black isn’t the only one concerned over the threatened elimination of Christians in the Middle East via an ongoing US policy of overthrowing foreign governments and replacing them with al-Qaeda-laced jihadists who oppose democracy and human rights. Other US officials such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), share Black’s alarm.
Such stumbles are giving rise to perceptions that the US is secretly supporting ISIS and al-Qaeda. In April, the Military Times reported that one in three Iraqis think the US is supporting ISIS, while the Washington Postreported that 90% of Iraqis regard the US as an enemy.
What happened to western values?