Comments on: Al Qaeda group kidnaps Italian Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio in Syria: activists Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: jkf Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:58:28 +0000 Hello. It’s time to wake up. “Anti-Assad activists” are those working towards overthrowing secular Syria for an Islamist one. The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists use buzzwords they know will resonate with westerners, “freedom”, “democracy”. What they are really after is freedom to establish their twisted and medieval form of Islam and Sharia and democracy for all good submissive Sunnis. Under Assad, there was tolerance and respect for other religions and minorities, equal rights for women, 17% of GDP spent on secular education, and a democratically elected parliament who in turn elected the president who’s election was in turn ratified by the people. Stop acting like the opposition is legitimate. They are thugs who brought in mujahedeen from all over the world to establish a caliphate state for the Saudis and to eliminate competition for Qatar from Iran.