Thanks to the power of crowd-funding, filmmaker and independent journalist Lee Stranahan has been in Beirut, Lebanon for about a week, where he hopes to shine a light on the mostly unreported story of Syria’s Christian refugees.

Stranahan has posted a series of “bite-sized” video blogs to YouTube explaining the situation on the ground in Lebanon, and Twitchy is proud to help spread the word about Christian refugees from a terrific reporter exposing what should be all over the U.S. media.

Stranahan beings with a lesson Syria 101 and the players at work, including the (according to Sen. John McCain) “legitimate and moderate” resistance that is partially composed of al-Qaeda members and sympathizers.

Where is the media on this story? Stranahan managed to make it to Beirut on his own with a video camera.

More blog posts and videos can be found at

One last note for the American cable news networks: this setup will get it done if you really want to get the story of the cleansing of Christians from the Middle East out there.

My fancy video blogging rig. The battery hanging there provides power and stability for the tripod.

A photo posted by Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) on

  • ObamaFail

    This is something the liberal media wants kept quiet. If they report how Christians are being victimized by muslims, it’ll paint muslims as infinitely more violent and bigoted than they want people to believe they are. How can they claim “religion of peace” when they are slaughtering Christians? So they don’t report it.

    • Guest

      But I bet if Christians were doing the victimizing instead of vice versa, we’d see non-stop coverage on MSNBC about how evil Christianity is.

      • ObamaFail

        You mean like the Anti-Christian stance MSNBC takes when they want to pretend to be tolerant of gay people?

  • kywildcat

    Thanks for posting this

  • Clayton Grant

    Lee Stranahan needs to be nominated for a ton of journalism awards. He won’t be though, since it’s about Christianity.

    • descolada9

      He is better off without those rewards, they would stain his credibility.

      • Clayton Grant

        You have a point.

  • deTocqueville1

    Superb work. May God Bless him.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    *Nothing to see here people…….move along.*
    This is so unbelievably refreshing. Great to see someone getting the story out. I will be sending some money.

  • conservative2012

    Please take the time to watch Lee Stranahan’s videos. Thank you for uploading these Lee Stranahan.

  • Booker

    Good stuff.

  • IceColdTroll

    Lebanon is the greatest shame, for years it had been called the Switzerland of the Middle East, and Beirut the Paris, a shining example of what could be. Muslim and Christian shared power in government — even if it was tipped somewhat in Muslim favor — and everybody got along just fine. Syria somewhat less, Christians were always a significant minority, but largely left alone, and not a political power. Then came the PLO, for starters, and the rest is terrorist history.

    Still hope in Lebanon at least: here’s a staunch bastion of ancient Christian culture:

    and for those wishing to help Syrian Christians:

    “Since 2012, IOCC [International Orthodox Christian Charities] has assisted more than 800,000 Syrian people displaced in their own country or living as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Armenia.”

  • Ellieinto

    Where is the media, you ask? The Toronto Star newspaper recently published a column claiming Maaloula was not about targeting Christians and blaming “notorious Islamophobe” Robert Spencer for falsely claiming that it was.

    That’s where the media is. Knee deep in de Nile…