what is happening to christians in syria

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  • What is the percentage of Christians in Syria?

  • Minority rights. Christians are believed to have constituted about 30% of the Syrian population as recently as the 1920s. Today, they make up about 10% of Syria’s 22 million people. Sunni Muslims meanwhile make up some 70% of the population and about 12% are Alawites, members of a heterodox Shia sect to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.

  • Where does chaos mean pain for Syrian Christians?

  • Where chaos means pain. In 2018, pressure decreased on Syrian Christians overall—unfortunately, it was accompanied by a spike in violence and Christian persecution, particularly in rebel-held areas. The country’s ongoing civil war has left the country in turmoil, and Christians have not been spared from that suffering.

  • Who are the Christians who are fighting in Syria?

  • While their community faces a clear threat from the extremists of the Nusra Front and Islamic State, Christian men have been fighting in the multi-layered conflict – either alongside Kurdish militias or alongside relatively secular rebel factions, or government forces.

  • Who is the leader of the opposition in Syria?

  • Many are active in political groups such as the Syrian National Council, whose leader, the veteran communist George Sabra, is from a Christian family. The Local Co-ordination Committees, an opposition activist network, also includes Christians.