On the occasion of Catholic Easter, Syria’s First Lady visited the St. Paul Monastery in Damascus today, meeting with orphans, nuns and the elderly.
File this under things you won’t be seeing on CNN this weekend.
In Pictures: Syrians peacefully commemorate the Easter Vigil tonight at the Saint Elias Cathedral in Syria’s Aleppo.
Had Al-Qaeda not been defeated, we wouldn’t be seeing this celebration. #HappyEaster
Ecuador urged to reverse ban on Assange using internet and having visitors
“If there is no freedom of speech for Julian Assange, there is no freedom of speech for any of us — regardless of the disparate opinions we hold.” #ReconnectJulian
Iraqi Christians hold #GoodFriday masses thru-out Iraq, from Basra to Baghdad to Nineveh Plains. In Middle East Christian cultures everything else shuts down in the communities during the #Easter weekend, as all prepare and gather to celebrate the most important days of the year.
Today from the Saint Elias Cathedral of Syria's Aleppo, which was freed from ISIS and Al-Qaeda jihadists in December 2016, Syrians peacefully observe Good Friday Mass.
Think CNN, MSNBC or the BBC is providing coverage? Nope.
This #Easter weekend please pray for peace and an end to the war in #Syria. #SyrianChristians & other minorities will be decimated if jihadists are allowed to takeover or the war continues, as some governments are pushing for. #PeaceforSyria
Thousands of Iraqi Christian families returned home to Iraq’s Qaraqosh to celebrate Palm Sunday for the first time in 4 years following the defeat of ISIS terrorists.
You’d think such a beautiful sight would make headlines in the mainstream media.
(Photos via @iraqschristians)
“There's Only One Word To Describe Assange's Internet Being Cut Off – Pathetic
The fact these gov’ts are so terrified of a guy holed up in an embassy tweeting his political opinions tells you how weak & insecure these gov’ts really are.” #ReconnectJulian
It's bizarre for a country to grant someone political asylum, then condition it on being barred from communicating with the outside world. Makes a mockery of asylum. Once proudly defiant, Ecuador is now depicting itself as rather subservient to the west
Now why is it that Syria’s Aleppo is of no mainstream media interest when it is rising again with its citizens cleaning and rebuilding their city after the defeat of ISIS and Al-Qaeda jihadists?
(Photos via @NamanTarcha)