Singer Avraam Russo has told how he suffered for the Christian beliefs in Syria

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Stepanavan Russo at the Moscow forum in support of persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq. 28 August 2017Singer Avraam Russo has told how he suffered for the Christian beliefs in Syria© RIA Novosti / Sergey Stefanov

The well-known singer, a native of Aleppo, Syria, Avraam Russo was made on Monday at the Moscow forum in support of persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq and reported that he suffered for your Christian beliefs at home.

Avraam Russo is a Russian pop singer of Syrian Armenian origin, born in the Syrian city of Aleppo. In 2006 Rousseau in Russia was assassinated, he was wounded, after which he moved to the United States. The third international Christian forum opens at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the participants — delegates from Russia, the Middle East and Europe — to discuss the issues of combating the persecution of Christians in Syria, Iraq and other «hot spots» of the planet.

«This is a cry of pain — what’s happening to us. When I was in Syria, I had a lot of moments when I was insulted for my faith, and not only me but also my friends,» said Russo. However, he did not give details.

According to him, «in peace and justice.»

«What did I do wrong, if truth is one, and I know the true God? Because of this, I’m a Christian, and 2 thousand years of the families of my ancestors were Christians… I love all in my heart is love to all: to Muslims, they’re my brothers, and the Jews are my brothers, all my brothers. But leave me with my God, don’t make me, so I changed his name,» said Russo.

He said that many of his ancestors in 1915 was destroyed because of persecution: «This is my father’s brothers, his whole family almost, we lost many of them.»

«And today it repeats. So it was in the first century. Like I century and the XXI century in some way joined in the persecution of Christians,» said the singer.

He expressed the hope that the voice of Christians in the Middle East will be «heard around the world».

«Not every President that comes into power, says that I am a representative — as told (U.S. President) Donald trump — Christians, especially Christians in the Middle East,» added Russo.

In September last year trump as a presidential candidate, promised in his election «to appreciate, to protect, to protect the Christian heritage as never before.» He also said that the terrorist group «Islamic state»* «carries out genocide against Christians in the middle East,» adding that can’t afford «these atrocities continue.» Trump said that «IG* should be destroyed.»

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia

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