Geagea urges Syrian Christians to join the revolution

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea urged on Thursday all Christians in Syria to join the revolution in their country and accused the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad of being the first to target the Christians.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Geagea also accused Assad of trying to “scare” the Christians by claiming that Syria is the “last bastion of secularism, stability and coexistence in the region.”

“The regime is trying to scare them from Islamic extremism so that they endorse it, knowing that it was the first side that dealt blows to Christians,” Geagea added.

The LF leader stressed that “the side that has inflicted the greatest harm on Christians, not only in Syria but also in Lebanon, is this Syrian regime.”

“We do not need protection from anyone, all we need is democracy, equality and justice ; these once achieved, all the Christians, wherever they were, in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq or Egypt can manage their own affairs,” Geagea said.

LF leader called on Arab states concerned with the Syrian crisis “to arm the Syrian opposition in an appropriate way, in order to sustain the revolution, since Syria is going towards further devastation and division which leads several groups to become extremists,” he noted.

“The more the Syrian crisis protracts, the more destruction and divisions it will cause and the more it will push groups of people towards extremism,” Geagea warned.

Geagea was commenting on Assad’s warning against foreign intervention during an interview with Russia Today. Assad said:”We are the last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region… it ( Foreign intervention) will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific,” he said.

  • Hannibal

    Better yet urge them to move to Lebanon and buy land before the Hizzy buy everything with Iranian money.

  • Hannibal

    Better yet urge them to move to Lebanon and buy land before the Hizzy buy everything with Iranian money.

  • Btru2u

    The “Muslim revolution” is right , is brave,  is Just, . Christians must stop critizing the true  muslim system , and start workin with to live with it.  Sitting on the fence in silent inaction while the evil regime kils, rapes and tortures is nothing to be proud of. if drinking wine ,clubbing and unpunishable adultery is your only freedom concern, then bring it out in the open for discussion,.you cannot because it is shameful. So REPENT or make your way to a sin city. There is no place for that in the holy lands. What make a land holy is not it material nature, but  the brave, kind and pious hearts of its people.And may it’s land be cleansed of all evil. Muslims are the true followers of JESUS and they are being persecuted for it.Matthew 10:34. “Do not think that I came to bring peace on
    earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.

    35 “For I have come
    to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a
    daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law';

    36 “and ‘a man’s
    enemies will be those of his own household.’

  • Btru2u

    The “Muslim revolution” is right , is brave,  is Just, . Christians must stop critizing the true  muslim system , and start workin with to live with it.  Sitting on the fence in silent inaction while the evil regime kils, rapes and tortures is nothing to be proud of. if drinking wine ,clubbing and unpunishable adultery is your only freedom concern, then bring it out in the open for discussion,.you cannot because it is shameful. So REPENT or make your way to a sin city. There is no place for that in the holy lands. What make a land holy is not it material nature, but  the brave, kind and pious hearts of its people.And may it’s land be cleansed of all evil. Muslims are the true followers of JESUS and they are being persecuted for it.Matthew 10:34. “Do not think that I came to bring peace on
    earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.

    35 “For I have come
    to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a
    daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law';

    36 “and ‘a man’s
    enemies will be those of his own household.’

  • dateam

    this man obviously lives in a different reality….whose paying him? in iraq all the christians have virtually left…in egypt their shitting themselves…and in syria assad is actually arming them so they can protect themselves…lebanon is the the only stable one….hes saying this while the snc is falling apart because they cannot unite….

  • dateam

    this man obviously lives in a different reality….whose paying him? in iraq all the christians have virtually left…in egypt their shitting themselves…and in syria assad is actually arming them so they can protect themselves…lebanon is the the only stable one….hes saying this while the snc is falling apart because they cannot unite….

  • josephphdman

    the christians in syria should stay neutral and on the self defense only , they are only 10% of the syrian population,  ,the fear is if the islamist take over in syria , they will treat the christians much worst? is true, better advise encourage them to come to lebanon as they will be safer and more helpfull
    asad , does,nt hate christians syria  because they are minorities and they are not threat to his power ; but he does,nt love them either , his only love is to himself and to shia,s alawite syrians , and iran and hezbollah  , and shia,s anywhere,

  • josephphdman

    the christians in syria should stay neutral and on the self defense only , they are only 10% of the syrian population,  ,the fear is if the islamist take over in syria , they will treat the christians much worst? is true, better advise encourage them to come to lebanon as they will be safer and more helpfull
    asad , does,nt hate christians syria  because they are minorities and they are not threat to his power ; but he does,nt love them either , his only love is to himself and to shia,s alawite syrians , and iran and hezbollah  , and shia,s anywhere,