Crowdfunding to help Lee Stranahan tell story of Syria’s Christian refugees

Twitchy has helped spread the word about the “ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians” in Syria, echoing the horrific attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt. Filmmaker and Breitbart writer Lee Stranahan is trying to put together an independent project to bring the stories of some of these displaced Christians to Western audiences. He’s put together a brief video that gives an overview of the project, which includes a trip to the Middle East (under a travel advisory) to interview survivors firsthand.

More on the project and how to donate here:

More background on the plight of Christians in Egypt and Syria can be found here:

Christian churches, homes are reportedly under attack by Morsi supporters

Cairo court sentences 7 Christians to death for role in anti-Islam video; Update: 8 sentenced to death

Egyptian President Morsi promises to protect ‘citizens’ and Coptic cathedral

Whitewash: Media describe Islamist attacks on Coptic Christians as ‘clashes’

Coptic Christians protest at White House [photos]

‘Literal pogrom’: Churches set ablaze, vandalized by Morsi supporters in Egypt [photos]

Horrifying: Egyptian police stand by as thugs attack Coptic Christians

Christians pray for their ‘extremist brothers’ in scorched Egyptian church [photo]

‘Animals’: More attacks on Christians and churches in Egypt [pics]

Glenn Beck to Obama, McCain, Soros: The blood of Egypt’s Christians ‘is on your hands’

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • trixiewoobeans

    I honestly don’t think the MSM gives a hoot about the plight of any country’s Christians. Reading most Regressive/Liberal Prog. sites and mainstream feeds, they’re usually more than delighted with stories of Christians suffering abuse, hardship or discrimination anywhere in the world.

    • Slugglife

      As I tell all the leftists, Islam will sort them out once all of the Christians are gone. The people you mention revel in suffering and abuse and encourage such conditions. But as soon as the pepper spray hits their face they fold up like a cheap suit.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Bravo to Stranahan, this is a story which must be told.

    • Stranahan

      Thanks Stephen.

    • Stranahan

      Thanks Stephen.

  • Clayton Grant

    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.” – Sir Winston Churchill, The River War

  • Maxx

    It’s not terribly taxing to grasp why the MSM is indifferent to the plight of middle east Christians when these very people loathe our own Christians here in the US.

    • Slugglife

      One could only assume they feel as though we are holding up the progress to progressive utopia. I guess nobody told them there would be infidel hating muslims in utopia.

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    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      So the Russians are reporting on the plight of Christians in Syria and the Americans are keeping it quiet?! I know it’s a Russian Orthodox Christian site, but to this child if the Cold War it still seems like Bizzaro world.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    I hope he’s careful with names and faces. I grew up as an expat in a Muslim country, two people I knew there were executed for being Christians, a couple were beaten for it. One was beaten for having the same name as a Christian, he later decided that this Jesus must be worth taking a beating for. Security has to be taken seriously, more than his life is at stake.

    • Stranahan

      I’m going to be careful, yes.

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        Thank you

  • juliusstahl

    I think Lee will do a great job reporting on the story of the displacement of Syrian Christians – a story no other MSM or even New Media journlaists have really dug into.

    I was pleased to donate $100 for his trip and encouraged everyone to consider donating what you can. He is just $1000 away from funds needed for his trip and then he will be on his way.

    • Stranahan

      Thanks Julius for being part of this. I’m going to be on my way regardless; I’m buying my ticket on Tuesday because I’m sure people will come through. The story is important, I want to get over there as soon as possible.

    • Stranahan

      Thanks Julius for being part of this. I’m going to be on my way regardless; I’m buying my ticket on Tuesday because I’m sure people will come through. The story is important, I want to get over there as soon as possible.

  • redheadgrl

    My church supports and ministers to about 200,000 Syrian refugees in Northern Iraq – Kurdish area. Miracles are happening.

    • Stranahan

      That’s great. God bless.

    • Stranahan

      That’s great. God bless.

  • Guest

    A worthy cause, indeed.

    Not a big fan of the spokesman, though.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      How brave of you to hide in anonymity….

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      How brave of you to hide in anonymity….

  • likeablaze

    Hurry back Stranahan! It’s hilarious watching you lecture your fellow conservatives.

  • likeablaze

    Hurry back Stranahan! It’s hilarious watching you lecture your fellow conservatives.

  • Legal Immigrant in TX

    May God bless your endeavor, Mr Stranahan.

  • Legal Immigrant in TX

    May God bless your endeavor, Mr Stranahan.