Petition in support of the two Syrian archbishops

April 29, 2013

A petition is being presented to President Obama that he do what he can to obtain the release of the two Syrian archbishops who were abducted last week, and to see to a peaceful, negotiated solution to the Syrian conflict. I signed the appeal today; I urge readers of my blog to do likewise. The petition can be signed at the following link:

The text of the petition reads as follows:

An appeal to President Obama and his government for the release of two abducted Orthodox Christian Archbishops in Syria.

An appeal to President Obama and his government for the release of two Orthodox Christian Archbishops, namely Archbishop Paul Yazigi and Archbishop Youhanna Ibrahim, who were abducted by armed rebels on April 23, 2013 in the suburbs of Aleppo, Syria. The driver of the Archbishops was murdered and the Archbishops were forced by the rebels to go to an unknown location either in Syria or in Turkey.

We appeal to you beloved in Christ and peace loving people to sign this petition urgently asking the American administration to use all its influence for the release of these two Archbishops and to bring a peaceful settlement to this bloodletting Syrian conflict through a negotiated settlement.

3 Responses to “Petition in support of the two Syrian archbishops”

  1. bedwere Says:

    Signed. It’s ironic that the US government is trying to overthrow the Syrian government using the same people the kidnapped the archbishops. Another great success of American interventionist foreign policy!

  2. bekkos Says:

    Ironic indeed. Sources connected with the Greek Orthodox Church in Syria described the kidnappers as “Chechen jihadists.” Chechen separatism has long had the backing of U.S. Neoconservatives: see a 2004 article by John Laughland in the Guardian, “The Chechens’ American friends“; also, the following article by retired FBI agent Colleen Rowley, “Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons.”

  3. Vito Says:

    Peter–Wishing you a Happy Easter!

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