News Brief 12/24/2012, Tevet 11, 5773
Syrian Christian Nightmare of a Black Christmas
Festive spirit is a distant memory for Syria's Christian minority as it faces a second Christmas in the grip of fear of daily violence and the specter of rising Islamism.
"We're in no mood to celebrate Christmas this year. Everyone around is me is so sad, and the situation is terrible," George, a 38-year-old accountant from Damascus, told AFP.