British Parliamentarians have today spoken out in support of Syrian Christians, during a debate concerning the accommodation of refugees in the United Kingdom.
Alistair Burt MP suggested, rather than simply encouraging Syrian Christians to leave their country as the only viable solution, organisations and governments should work with Muslim and other “leaders in the region to recognise the particular issues facing Christians and to work through those leaders to provide relief there.”
Jim Shannon MP drew attention to the “1,213 Christians in Syria were martyred for their faith” in 2013, and suggested that more must be done on the ground for those who wish to stay in the country, rather than governments’ simply providing assistance for refugees alone.
Support Syrian Christians is encouraged by the concern Members showed for helping Syrian Christians on the ground, rather than simply seeking to aid their exit from the country.
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