McInerney: World Silent as Middle East Christians 'Wiped Out'

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 12:03 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Christians are being "wiped out" in the Middle East and little attention is being paid to their plight, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney claimed Thursday.

"Through the whole Middle East, the Christians are being wiped out, and nobody is saying anything," he said on "Fox & Friends."

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"That's why I'm very concerned about any resolution to go to war without clear objectives, because, as we know, once you break it, you own it. We've got enough scar tissue," McInerney said.

Hundreds of Christians have fled Syria due to the violence, according to a BBC report.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday Syrian President Bashar Assad has been protecting "Christians for a number of decades," while Islamic rebels have attacked Christians. 

"Their churches are destroyed, burned and looted in many areas. Christians feel they are not accepted and wanted and are being killed and slaughtered in areas where extremists consider them atheists,” an unnamed church official in Syria told the Religious Freedom Coalition.

McInerney said that more information is needed about the rebel forces fighting the Assad regime, since it is hard to distinguish who exactly they are.

"The rebel armies are two main factions. One is under Col. Riad Al-Asaad, [founder and a commander of the] Free Syrian Army," he said. "Then you had the Supreme Military Council, under Gen. [Salim] Idriss, in which the Kataras, and later the Saudis, helped rise up in support.

"There is a question on both ... I think we need some very good due diligence. We do not have it when people say they are good rebels over there and bad rebels," McInerney said.


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