Thursday, June 23, 2016


By Ghassan Kadi.
23 June 2016
When we raised the alarm about Christian-Zionists trying to make a foothold into Syria, it was not baseless. Since then, we tried to seek further information from the people we suspected, in the hope that we could prove ourselves wrong and be able to reconcile and work together. There is a wealth of written evidence to this effect, which we won’t need to supply unless warranted.

The reconciliatory attempts failed as “the other party” failed to provide evidence to vindicate itself, and failed to stick to the essence of sound and rational steps towards transparency that can lead to reconciliation.

Before another word is said, it must be borne in mind that it is only up to relevant authorities within the Syrian Government to accept who is allowed entry into Syria and who is not. But when our trusted officials are presented with lies and deceitfully-canvassed recommendations, it becomes incumbent upon good citizens to volunteer the correct information to government officials.

For those who are not familiar with the term “Christian-Zionist”, some interpretation is warranted. There is virtually a countless number of Churches in the West, specifically America, that in one form or another, to a certain extent or another, regard the current State of Israel as the “Kingdom of God” that Jesus spoke about and foretold. As a matter of fact, Ariel Sharon himself was invited to some of those American Churches to give talks.

Certainly not all of those Churches have the same level of allegiance to Israel, some are more overt than others, and some don’t even give it much thought and consideration and they practice Christian-Zionism unwittingly.

Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land have been around for centuries. Even during the days of the Ottoman Empire, faithful Christians went to Palestine to see where Jesus was born and walked the earth. It would be only right and just to say that at least some faithful Christians continue to go to the Holy Land for that same religious/spiritual experience that their ancestors did. Such faithfuls would go on a divine pilgrimage, one that does not make any political statements, and definitely one that does not make sectarian statements.

However, when alleged pilgrims go to an Israeli open-air museum in Golan, parading on top of captured tanks that partook in the 1973 war of Arabs against Israel, then in those photographs alone, they are making political statements and endorsing the State of Israel. Any person who questions their political affiliation needs a wake-up call and a reality check.

But the statements are not only in photos but also in captions that go with those photos, captions like “God will accomplish great and mighty things!!!!”, implying, without a shadow of doubt, that they view Israel’s military as a blessing from God. Then comes a photo of “pilgrims” on a boat in the “Sea of Galilee” with a caption that reads “Christian boat on Sea of Galilee – Former Muslim Sea Captain leads worship”. This caption, again, undoubtedly, is one that endorses and celebrates religious conversion from Islam to Christianity. This is Daesh with a twist; opposite sides of the same coin. This is the ideology that secular Syria has been fighting against militarily for five and a half years and before that, ideologically, for decades. Daesh can take different shapes and forms and there is the Christian-Zionist form.

Surely, these photos send an eerie shiver down the spine of any Syrian; given that Syria is the target of a covert Israel-lobby-led multinational taskforce against her. But this is not where the shock in seeing these photos ends. These photos appear on the Website of the “Chapel of the Holy Spirit Performing Arts Ministries”. The photos were taken on a church trip that this Church has organised for its members to go to Israel. This is a “non-denominational” church that combines Jewish and Christian beliefs and practices and acts as an umbrella for other churches including the “Church of the Holy Spirit “Anglican””. (See first screenshot). The “Chapel” on its website homepage proudly presents displays of the photos of these joint church trips as if to loudly shout “we support Israel”.

The collaboration between the two is plain to see. Pastor Clancy Nixon is the founder of “The Church of the Holy Spirit “Anglican”” and is named in the first screen shot as the link between the two Churches.

It would be foolish to think that the two Churches are not in sync with each other’s ideologically. They may have certain differences, but given that they work together on organising group visits to Israel, we can only rightfully conclude that they both have similar outlooks about Israel and the Arab-Israeli divide.

The most shocking part of this story perhaps is the fact that a prominent member of the “Holy Spirit Anglican Church”, the church that facilitates for members to go on these “pilgrimages” to Israel, has visited Syria in an official capacity, claiming to be a friend and a supporter.

This person considers that it is perfectly alright and acceptable to be a member of this Church and to visit Syria without making this information about the Church and its alliances known to either personal friends or Syrian government officials.

Now this Church member was one individual only, and even with one member it is difficult to ascertain what the immediate and long term objectives of that visit is. The only obvious thing is “opening the flood gates” for more mysterious, shady characters who are poising, like vultures, waiting for half an opportunity to be able to enter Syria with highly likely Christian-Zionist agendas. As a matter of fact, this person is already planning a group trip for perhaps ten to twenty “pilgrims” who want to visit Syria for some mysterious reason.

How did the initial member manage to be granted entry into Syria one may ask? By lies and deception and capitalizing on honest unsuspecting Syrians. The person omitted to tell Syrian authorities on the visa Application, that the Church is not the regular mainstream Anglican Church Syrian officials are familiar with. The all-important links the Church and its other Christian-Zionist affiliates have were concealed as were the fact that the Church, along with the “Chapel” organised regular trips to Israel. It is highly likely that the “Anglican” brand to the Church masked the need for further scrutiny as to the nature of the Church.

Furthermore, a successful visa application for an American would require referees and naming respectable Syrian patriots and supporters. High ranking officials from the President Hafez Al Assad era (who know nothing about the Zionist links of the Church) were named as referees, and to top it off, there was a further endorsement from Senator Dick Black. This is how the visa was granted, otherwise, would anyone in his/her right mind believe that Dr Bouthaina Shaaban would knowingly meet with anyone who has affiliations with a Church that supports Israel had she been presented with the correct information?

We have all known this person for a number of years now, and we know that this person lied, so how can we feel safe and secure that the ten to twenty would be “pilgrims”, whom we know nothing about, are going to tell the truth?

How can we be sure that some of those photographed parading on the tanks in the occupied Golan do not have parading on the streets of Damascus on their wish list?
Are we going to be naïve enough to sit back and hope and pray that these people are all genuine friends of Syria, or, are we going to be careful like we have always been?

Let us remember here that if anyone visits Israel, he/she cannot be granted entry to Syria. The only exceptions to this are non-Arab Diplomats. Other exceptions, if any, will have to be based on transparency and the final decision left up to the Syrian government.

It is not up to non-Syrians to decide if it is acceptable by Syria to be associated with Israel and support Syria at the same time, even if they claim to have repented. If certain people have their own take on the Arab-Israeli divide, or even if they want to totally support Israel, then it is their business, but for them to try to dictate to us what we should be accepting and tolerating is arrogant and folly.

In retrospect, to say that Syria should welcome anyone who supports her, including those who could be Christian-Zionists, and then to try to impose this view upon others, is quite naïve, irresponsible and dangerous, to say the least.

For anyone to say that this subject is “fait accompli” and should not be discussed further, is not any less short-sighted than one that argues that allowing in Jihadis, in “good faith”, believing that they will be teaching good religion. This attitude displays poor strategic thinking, blurred foresight and lack of wisdom.

Furthermore, no one has the moral right or the rational prowess to muzzle the discussion of the issue of discerning who is truly a supporter of Syria and who is not; especially in the presence of evidence linking culprits with Churches that endorse Israel.

After all, what is the point in fending off some of Syria’s enemies and not others? And who has the right to decide who to leave alone unchecked?

Syria is still under military danger. The danger won’t be over before at least Aleppo is liberated. The last thing Syria needs now is missionaries and Christian-Zionists cloaked as angels. Angels, they are not.

And after the dust settles and those “invaders” are seen by everyone for what they are, decent Syrians who helped them, hosted them, invited them and recommended them will be feeling very sheepish. The sooner they wake up to this, the less future embarrassment they will inflict upon themselves.

Furthermore, let us not forget that admission of guilt (even if totally based on retraction of the act that generated the guilt) and forgiveness are two separate things. In a rational context, admission of guilt is done by the perpetrator, and then forgiveness has to come from the victim, not from the perpetrator him/herself. When a perpetrator says “I am guilty, I have changed my ways”, this should be followed by a plea for forgiveness. But when the perpetrator pleads guilty years later and after being urged to do so and not voluntarily, promises to change his/her ways and on top of it all COMMANDS forgiveness, then this reflects the extremes of arrogance, audacity, delusions of self-grandeur and exceptionalism. 

When decent and genuine people realise that they have done a mistake, they show humility. But people arrogantly say they have done a mistake and immediately pronounce themselves forgiven, by their own decree, then this indicates that they are not sorry at all, that they have no remorse and that they cannot be believed. In this particular instance, the “former Israel supporter” believes that it is okay to say something akin to; “I have supported the enemies of Syria for many years, I have endorsed all the actions of Israel, I took delight in assisting of the pillaging of Syria, directly and indirectly, and now you must forgive me and reward me whether you like it or not because I say so”.

Imagine this scenario in court. A criminal sitting in the accused box, saying to the Judge, “your honour, I admit killing three men, raping their wives and molesting their children. But I have changed, I won’t do this anymore, but retain the right to remain closely associated to friends who wish to continue to be rapists and killers, and I am walking out of here free and you don’t have the right to make a judgment against me”. This is exactly what this self-confessed former-supporter of Israel is saying. What kind of twisted logic is this? What kind of morons would we be if we accept this flawed argument?

Weeding out alleged supporters of Syria, and the Christian-Zionists to be specific, is not about dividing the support base as I have been accused of doing. It is important to identify the bad apples and dump them otherwise they will spoil good apples. We have seen quite a lot of this spoilage over the last five and a half years, and bad apples had to be discarded along the way, and this process is not going to stop, and no one has the right to say that this should stop.

We go back to where we started. The decision of who is allowed to enter Syria and who is not is the task of the Syrian government. The job or any Syrian who cares about the integrity of Syria is to make sure that the Syrian populace and Syrian officials receive the right information about the potential dangers that are associated with any person who seems suspicious. Apart from this activity on Facebook, information will be passed on to high ranking Syrian officials, and it will reach the President himself. In doing this, my role will be accomplished and our trusted leaders will make the right decisions based on the correct information as stipulated by their relevant portfolios and responsibilities.

Now it is appropriate to say, in the words of a dear colleague “speech over”.

29 June By Naassan Turk

Ghassan Kadi's first article about the Christian-Zionism was, despite the commonly known subject of the CZ, a wake-up call to most of us.
I knew about the subject, but it was on a dusty shelf, in a corner of my mind. The situation in Syria made us prioritize subjects and stratify dangers. As a result, we were mainly focusing on the apparent and immediate dangers, the Wahhabism and the evil powers behind it. 

Syria and its allies were isolated, cornered and the main stream media outlets grotesque lies were flooding the minds of the western nations. 

We had no time to think about the masked dangers, the wolves in sheep’s clothing!
Ghassan and Inbtibah with their acute sense of analysis and vision saw the danger lurking within us. I was thousand miles away to have any such thoughts.

Open-minded, loyal to my principles, I started to do some researches and investigations before taking any principled position. My own researches quickly led me to the same conclusion.
Even more, I feel we just scratched the surface with this story. The danger and the sheer size of the threat are beyond belief. It suffices to google few words related to the subject and spend sometimes reading and listening to the sermons and subjects covered in their church gatherings to feel the shiver down every spine.
We all heard about those assassinations of great heroes of the resistance, like Imad Moghniyyeh in Damascus neighborhood. We all know how Mossad spies are roaming the streets of Beirut collecting intelligence and committing assassinations.

These highly skilled spies melt within the crowd. It is extremely difficult for the security forces to detect and uncover them. But, one can imagine that their number is quite limited.
The threat of Christian-Zionism is in another league! When we know that 1 in 4 American Christians is a Christian Zionist consciously or unconsciously work for the Zionist entity!
How can we just turn a blind eye on a threat of such a magnitude? Under the cover of tourists, activists, caring Christians, journalists, etc, we are maybe already flooded by these CZ operatives.

These people don’t shout it! They pretend they are just Christians. Caring and loving Christians. Their strategies are based on deceiving, patient deceiving!

They spend a lot of time and effort in their enterprise. They build trust and reputation and they hypnotize their audience with their sweet words. It becomes difficult, after the audience have made their mind and trusted the CZ person, to take it on and admit that they made a huge mistake by trusting the CZ person.
But, hey Good People, is the pride more important than saving lives and defending the righteous?!
Do not believe me, do not believe Ghassan, but if you pretend to be a patriotic Syrian or a friend of Syria, you should allow yourself to look and find the truth with your eyes!
Jan’s stance is unforgivable because she maintains she did nothing wrong. Even worse, she pretends that keeping a channel with Christian Zionist (as if she’s not) is meant to influence the CZ and make them change their beliefs and become a goon human! 

Pathetic and grotesque! She spent years in this church in a responsibility position. Her friends (this is how she described it to me) organize these trips to Israel (Not the Holy Land as it is clearly appears on the website home page) to exhibit themselves on captured Syrian and Egyptian tanks in previous wars. They slaughter 60 lambs to have a barbecue party, etc…

Ok, let me ask Jan how she would deal with a friend who she knew to be a pedophile and a serial raper if she is trying to lead a campaign for victims of rape and pedophilia?

If anyone of us was supporting such a campaign, wouldn’t we want Jan to speak out and to distance herself from that person? 

Would we be convinced when she says that she knew his family since 12 years and that she’s hoping to guide him to the right track?!!
Senator Black introduced by Jan to the Syrian audience and presented as a great man, man of principles!
Would a man who considers “raping own wife is not a crime!”.
The sub-subject of where Jan stands, while secondary subject compared to the main one of CZ threat in general, it is the deluded audience, especially Syrians, and their unconditional support which is really worrying.

It is great time that they speak out and show where they stand because at this critical time of Syria existence, keeping contact with enemies of Syria and facilitating infiltration would surely result by consequences.
Jan can’t open Syria’s back door to the CZ while she pretended for years to be keeping the front gate!
Please listen to one of these many sermons to understand what we’re talking about:

Listen to the first 6 minutes here for a start:

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