SAYDNAYA, Syria — Abu Elias sat beneath the towering stairs leading from
the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya, a church high up in the mountains
outside Damascus, where Christians have worshiped for 1,400 years. “We
are all scared of what will come next,” he said, turning to a man seated
beside him, Robert, an Iraqi refugee who escaped the sectarian strife
in his homeland.
“He fled Iraq and came here,” said Abu Elias, looking at his friend, who arrived just a year earlier. “Soon, we might find ourselves doing the same.”
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