I recently interviewed Hadeel Kouky. She's the Syrian pro-democracy activist who was jailed twice and tortured by the Assad regime. Government agents even followed her to Cairo and beat her up there.
I detailed her testimony about that experience last February here at The Global Lane.
Last Friday, Ms. Kouky appeared before the U.N. Human Rights Council. It was her second appearance before the Council on behalf of the human rights group U.N. Watch. She testified that the Assad regime was responsible for the recent murder of more than 100 civilians in the Syrian town of Houla. She says one of her college friends, Fatima, was killed in the attack because her family are anti-Assad revolutionaries. Fatima's husband was killed in an earlier attack.
Hadeel Kouky is a Christian so, I asked her how her Christian friends and family are faring during this recent wave of violence.
It seems Syrian Christians are caught between a rock and a hard place. If they appear to support the Assad regime, they will be attacked by the Free Syrian Army and other rebels. If they support the FSA, they will face possible persecution from the Assad government.
Both sides have shelled and attacked churches. Christians have died as a result.
Please keep praying for our Syrian brothers and sisters in Christ. They need Godly wisdom on how best to conduct themselves during this crucial and tragic time in their country's history. May they continue to be light in the midst of darkness.
Ms. Kouky's comments can be viewed in this video I've prepared just for you. She suggests Christians have nothing to fear from the FSA.