A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
–The Second Amendment
For citizens to protect themselves either against the tyranny of a government, or the despotism of the mob, is a pure trait of a free society. The Islamic mobs are infringing upon the right to liberty of the Syrian people, committing all kinds of atrocities from kidnapping, lynching, torturing, and murder. Christians are a main target for these savages, and now the government is arming the saints who are living in the areas most vulnerable to the violence of these mobs. Christian militia groups have as well formed, in order to protect their own preservation as a people.
From Catholic World News:
Some Syrian Christians in Homs, Aleppo, and other cities have begun to take up arms and patrol neighborhoods in self-defense.
“The situation is complicating,” said Archbishop Mario Zenari, the apostolic nuncio. “As hopes of a rapid end to this crisis dissipate, anger and desperation grow.”
Syria’s bishops have asked Christians not to take up arms, according to the Missionary International Service News Agency. Nonetheless, following the arson attack on the office of the Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Homs, some Christian defense groups have formed.
“A few weeks ago the government distributed weapons in the areas most at risk,” an anonymous source told the news agency.
Posted by Theodore Shoebat