Syrian Christians react against Russia’s ‘Holy War’ comment
Syrian and global Christians have voiced their concerns over Russia's orthodox church labelling intervention as 'holy'
Syrian Christians, and others worldwide, came out strongly against the Russian Orthodox Church's comments their intervention in Syria as a “holy war.”
The reactions on social media came out through accounts by both public figures and activists,
A recurring line that was shared by many on Twitter and Facebook was that “there is no such thing as a Holy War in Christianity,”
“The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it,” said the head of the Church’s public affairs department, Vsevolod Chaplin, on Thursday.
@AbuJamajem against ISIS was a good idea doesn't have a role in Russia's military strategy, because he's an idiot.— Alex Carrigan (@v0lkerball) October 2, 2015
There is absolutely no such thing as 'Holy War.' Whether it be waged by Muhammed or King David. War is opposed to all things Holy.— Ryan Cagle (@_ryancagle) October 1, 2015