Skip to comments.Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee
Posted on 06/29/2014 3:17:03 PM PDT by lbryce
The advance of ISIS has ended over a thousand years of Christian worship in Mosulthe latest chapter in the long decline of Christianity in the Middle East. Last Sunday, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraqs second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror, in new kinship with the torment of Christ crucified on the cross. The remnant of Mosuls ancient Christian community, long inhabitants of the place where many believe Jonah to be buried, now faces annihilation behind ISIS lines. Those who risk worship must do so in silence, praying under new Sharia regulations that have stilled every church bell in the city.
The media has largely ignored the horrifying stories that are emerging from Mosul. On June 23, the Assyrian International News Agency reported that ISIS terrorists entered the home of a Christian family in Mosul and demanded that they pay the jizya (a tax on non-Muslims). According to AINA, When the Assyrian family said they did not have the money, three ISIS members raped the mother and daughter in front of the husband and father. The husband and father was so traumatized that he committed suicide.
I just want to get out of this hell. Although few reports from ISIS-occupied Iraq can be corroborated, the groups record of torture chambers, public executions, and crucifixions lends credibility to nightmarish accounts from the ground. Since the fall of Mosul, a litany of evils has replaced the liturgies of the Christians there: a young boy ripped from the arms of his parents as they ran from the ISIS advance and shot before their eyes, girls killed for not wearing the hijab.
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Yet the worst of the killings of late have been Christians caught in the crossfire between opposing Muslim warfare, as the Christians flee for their very lives. Has the Pope been speaking his mind on this?
Dear God. These absolute swine. These degraded monsters.
Things we’re calm there a few years back, remember?
This is all on zer0
And our president goes out golfing.
And the media says nothing.
It is time for another set of Crusades.
While Ø golfs and the world is transfixed by the World Cup.
NO; NO MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND.
JUST THERMONUCLEAR WEAPONS FROM ORBIT.
It’s past time by years to turn the entire Middle East into a glass parking lot.
There are no innocents there, they are all murderous barbarians and their children grow up to be murderous barbarians!
It is time to expunge the infection and cauterize the wound.
The fall of Nineveh and the Assyrian Empire is complete. Jonah can rest now ... :-) ...
I meant religious Christians taking up arms to go save their brethren from the 8th century moon god worshipping savages.
Not U.S. armed forces.
Those who are now saying that Saddam wasn’t all that bad are falling for Obama’s bait. Remember that Obama and Valerie Jarrett view US influence in the world as bad. The best way to get US public opinion against foreign policy action in the future would be to break Iraq.
People are entitled to their opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts, and the fact is that Iraq was stabilized after the surge. Saying anything else is just Obama talking points.