Journeyman Pictures films the persecuted Christians in Syria (full film)

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Christian’s Fight Back: Christians make up 10% of Syrians. They’ve been caught in the crossfire of the civil war, but now they’re fighting back.

This is an extract of a longer film – watch the full film free on Journeyman: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=66646&a…

syriaAs Syria’s civil war rages, Christians, who make up one-tenth of the population, are being driven out. But in the Northeast, hand-in-hand with the Kurds, one group are beating back the Islamists’ advance. (Photo credit on right www.religiontoday.com)

„They said they’d chop our heads off if we stayed. They said we were supporting the regime and they burnt one of my cousins.” Mohammed Jelloud, a local Arab man, says of the oppression of rebel groups with ties to Al Qaeda. But now the Kurds have taken this region, which is split between Christians, Muslims and Kurds. For the Christians, the most vulnerable group, it is a godsend. Elsewhere in the country an estimated 450,000 have been displaced. „The extremists said the Christians and the Kurds were infidels and had to be killed!” Mahjoub, an elderly Christian, explains as he reveals the devastation wrought on an Orthodox church. This fanaticism is why so many Christians oppose the revolution, fearing it is controlled by radical and foreign interests. Now under Kurdish leadership, a fragile but tolerant haven has opened up here. Fadi, a young Christian, has thrown his lot in with the Kurdish police, because they offer a freedom that no one else can. „I have come to work with them because they are working to secure my lifestyle. I just want to have freedom.” Balint Szlank – Ref. 6030

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This is an extract of a longer film – watch the full film free on Journeyman: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=66646&a…

Syria’s Christians In Deadly Battle
With Islamist Persecution

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