Louth MP Sir Peter Tapsell warns of safety of Christians in Syria

SIR Peter Tapsell has warned about the future for Christians in Syria.

In the House of Commons the Louth and Horncastle MP asked the Foreign Secretary: “Are the tragic events in Syria a genuine national uprising against a tyrannical regime or a power struggle between the Sunni and the Shi’a and their foreign backers, which, if it results in the overthrow of the Alawite regime, could lead to tragic results for some of the other minorities in that country, including the 350,000 Christian Syrians?”

William Hague responded: “From everything I have seen of opposition activists in Syria, they are motivated by their opposition to the regime for many secular rather than religious reasons.”