[caption id="attachment_5272" align="alignnone" width="650"]Jabhat al-Nusra. America's new ally? Jabhat al-Nusra. America's new ally?[/caption] First this news story from the UK Telegraph: Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria. For the past several months, in working on my forthcoming film project, I’ve travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and have sat down with numerous Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with some Syrian Christians who discussed the situation in their nation in great detail.

I have been receiving multiple reports from friends in Egypt. While some of the western media has reported that Christian churches and shops are being burned, most seem to only be emphasizing the military response to the so-called peaceful Muslim Brotherhood protestors. While the brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad wrote on his Twitter: "We will always be non-violent and peaceful" the following images reveal a very different story:

I'm pleased to share the first update for my forthcoming documentary film project. Please pass it around and share it amongst your various networks. We continue to have some significant financial needs to complete the film. If you are able to give toward the project in...

And it turns out that he shares my fine sense of style: As a qualifier: I was not at the event to support PM Erdogan, but simply to report on what I observed. And I do not believe that I have any genuine sense of style....

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