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August 05, 2011

Assad Murders, WCC Tweets

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WCC Officials Meeting with President Assad in 2008

BEIRUT - Syrian security forces are summarily executing people on the streets of Hama, a human rights group said yesterday, raising fears that bloodshed could escalate dramatically in the besieged city even as world condemnation of the violence continues to mount.

That's the opening paragraph of an article published by Washington Post on Aug. 4, 2011.

While the WaPo talks of "world condemnation" there is one organization that has remained virtually silent over the violence in Syria: The World Council of Churches.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton estimates 2,000 people have died at the hands of the Assad regime, and the best the WCC can do is offer a couple of tweets that fail to mention who is actually responsible for the violence.

When will the WCC name and shame the killers in Syria?

The organization has published at least three articles about the massacre in Norway, which resulted in more than 90 appalling deaths, but aside from four tweets, has said nothing about the Assad regime's responsibility for the deaths of more than 20 times that number.

Three feature-length articles for approximately 90 Norwegians.

Four tweets for 2,000 Syrians.

Does the WCC value the lives of Norwegians over Syrians?

Posted by dvz at August 5, 2011 11:47 AM


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