The following excerpt is from Religion Today. You may read the full article there.
DAMASCUS, Syria (RNS) -- Hani Sarhan is a Christian who says none of his relatives works with Bashar Assad's regime or has anything to do with it.
"But what we heard from [the protesters] at the beginning of this revolution saying, 'Christians to Beirut, Alawites to the coffin,' started us thinking about the real aim of this revolution," he said. "So from this point of view, fearing for my life, I declared my support for President Assad."