Syrian Priest: The West Abandoned Christians for Oil

A senior Syrian priest accused Western countries of abandoning their principles and allowing Islamist extremists to massacre Christians in the Middle East because they are blinded by their lust for oil, according to the Christian media outlet Crossmap.

Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch made the remarks to a meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Toronto.

  • The Butterfly

    What a dick.

  • Martin B

    It’s not just oil.

    Obama abandoned Christians for Islam.

    Turdeau abandoned Christians for multiculturalism and Muslim votes.

    • bargogx1

      Yep, oil and ideology.

  • simus1

    The oil oligarch arabs/ iranians set the priorities for corrupt Western politicians.
    The cWps don’t want Middle Eastern Christians with “real world muslim experience” wondering around in their countries telling people the repulsive truth about the rop.

  • SMC_BC

    It’s not the oil.

    The top 7 oil producers are:

    1. Venezuela – 298.4 Billion Barrels
    2. Saudi Arabia – 268.3 Billion Barrels
    3. Canada – 171 Billion Barrels
    4. Iran – 157.8 Billion Barrels
    5. Iraq – 144.2 Billion Barrels
    6. Kuwait – 104 Billion Barrels
    7. Russia – 103.2 Billion Barrels

    As Russia wanted, we should stand together and not buy oil from Islamic counties. Though I don’t think you’ll convince Obama, a traitor, will go along. And, if Hillary wins, neither will she since, since, according to Robert Spencer, she accepts money from the Saudis.

    • It is the oil.

      The Liberals and Obama would do anything to keep us from using our oil/gas reserves (RE: Trans-Canada Pipeline).

  • Sounds like another old Michael Moore argument that never panned out — the West hasn’t taken any “oil booty” in our terrorist interventions in M.E. Trump is actually the first to propose that the U.S. SHOULD be taking the oil.