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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:48 PM

 

Syria rebels 'attacked' religious sites

Source: Al Jazeera

Rebels in Syria have burned and looted the religious sites of minorities, Human Rights Watch says, warning that the 22-month old conflict could become increasingly sectarian.

"The destruction of religious sites is furthering sectarian fears and compounding the tragedies of the country, with tens of thousands killed," Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director of the US-based rights group, said on Wednesday.

"Syria will lose its rich cultural and religious diversity if armed groups do not respect places of worship. Leaders on both sides should send a message that those who attack these sites will be held accountable."

In the village of Zarzour in Idlib province, researchers found evidence of deliberate damage to the local husseiniya, a Shia place of worship, caused by opposition fighters in December.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/01/201312322462753542.html

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UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #4
David__77 Jan 2013 #7
leveymg Jan 2013 #8
Purveyor Jan 2013 #2
demosincebirth Jan 2013 #3
Purveyor Jan 2013 #5
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #6

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:53 PM

1. Why is the word "attacked" in quotation marks in the thread title?

Is there some question as to whether religious sites were attacked, or is it uncertain whether it was rebels or Assad loyalists that did the attacking?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:19 PM

4. I wondered that too.

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:20 AM

7. The quote use is wrong regardless of their intent.

I think given the source, they meant that they wanted to give equal time to the insurgents' silly assertion that it was state forces that did this. In which case the quotes should have gone around the whole thing essentially, as Sources: "Rebels attack Syrian religious sites." Either way, a consistent policy would be good. In this conflict, each side uniformly claims the other side did something.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:49 AM

8. Because al-Jazerra is owned by Sunni Emirs.

While its coverage of regional events is often far better informed than most western media, al-Jazeera's reporting on Syria is often incomplete and biased in favor of the Saudi/GCC-backed opposition.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:57 PM

2. The sooner all 'religious sites' stopped being worshiped...the better for all. How many more

must die due to someones 'fairytale' religious fables, I must ask.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:07 PM

3. Your opinion is frivoluous. nt

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:42 PM

5. Most of them are so at the very least...I'm consistent. Thank you for your comment. lol eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:31 AM

6. You do realize that non-religious sites get bombed too, don't you?

This had nothing to do with religion...it was just about war. Wars happened before religion, wars will happen if religion dies out.

You can't assume people will stop killing each other over stupid shit if only nobody prays anymore.

And as many religious people work against war as take part in it.

I'm just saying it's not that freaking simple.

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