Skip to comments.ISIS Jihadists Seize Fourth Century Christian Monastery, Expel Monks
Posted on 07/24/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT by george76
The purge of Christians from northern Iraq continues under the hands of the Sunni jihadist group, the Islamic State--formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). ISIS militants seized the famous Mar Behnam or St. Behnam monastery this week, a fourth century Christian landmark, and forced monks to leave immediately.
According to the Agence France-Presse, the monastery, a famous landmark of early Christianity, is now fully in the hands of ISIS jihadists
The monastery itself is one of the oldest monuments in the history of Christianity
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Wow! Do you hear the deafening outcry against this violation of human rights from our “peaceful” muzzies and liberals?
Almost as vehement as their protest against their perceived impression of Israel’s massacre of Palestinians.
These guys remind me of the old Daffy Duck schtick: “Mine! Mine! It’s all mine!!!”
How long before another historic structure goes up in smoke.
Wait — there are Christians in Iraq? Who knew?
It's pretty disgusting. Is the US still arming rebels in Syria? Is anyone looking at the Pali/Israel mess in terms of the danger of ISIS getting into those war-torn areas?
Meanwhile, the US can't get ONE SOLDIER released from a Mexican prison. Goodluck Johnson's "government refuses to do anything to protect Christians, and the global Sounds of Silence are astounding.
And what is the US lusting for...all out war so an excuse for a gov in Kiev can overtake a region that won't accept them.
The Sunni Muslim leader of IS was recently released from prison .
Weapons from Benghazi went to the Sunni Muslim IS, we taxpayer sent US troops / paid to train Sunni Muslims in Syria that formed IS, and ...
ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Released from Camp Bucca ..
I'm sure the world will be howling at the genocide facing Syrian and Iraqi Christians at the hands of radical Islam. Even if the world's feminists don't care about genital mutilation.
*Wow! Do you hear the deafening outcry against this violation of human rights from our peaceful muzzies and liberals?
Almost as vehement as their protest against their perceived impression of Israels massacre of Palestinians.*
Nothing like Band-Aid or Farm Aid?
Just crickets from the celebrities that take your money and do all they can to promote Socialism and anything that is against God.
They failed to kill those Infidel monks? What are they, turning apostate?
It has been a large Christian community in Iraq, since Europeans lived in caves, let alone America.
You’re kidding, surely. I don’t remember the merdia (a typo, but let it pass) discussing this in the ramp up to Iraqi Freedom. Was anyone at FR agonizing over what might happen to the Christians of the middle east? Did anyone here even know they existed (that’s past tense)? I’m pretty sure everyone here couldn’t wait to get Iraq all liberated and democratic. Isn’t it time for them to take a victory lap? It’s “Mission Accomplished”!
They’ll blow it up...
I see they blew up the Jonah monastery that was built back in the 8th Century...
They are on a roll...
I seem to recall the US was warned and chided for even looking near ANY religious site during our campaigns back in the day...
I wonder why no condemnation is coming the way of these schmups??? (rhetorical comment, filled to the brim with sarcasm)
“I’m perfectly serious, and stop calling me Shirley!” ;-)
Stop, you’re killing me.
I seem to recall a fella who had been holded up for a while in Pakistan...
“Good luck...We’re all counting on you!”
“Do you like...Gladiator movies?”
It has been many thousands of years since "Europeans lived in caves". European civilization dates back at least 5,000 years. Stonehenge for example was constructed by one of the more backward peoples of Europe somewhere between 3,000 BC to 2,000 BC or about the same time the Egyptians were building the Great Pyramids. Cave paintings stopped around 15,000 BC in most of Europe but continued until around 10,000 BC in Spain. It is therefor safe to concluded that around 15000 BC Europeans began constructing building to live in. Christianity on the other hand dates from 100-200 AD. At most 2,000 years old.
I'll also note that caves make excellent dwellings particularly in times of severe cold. The Earth once you go down a dozen feet or so is a constant temperature. The temp varies with depth, the further down the warmer. So if we remember that the last ice age ended 12 to 15k years ago one can (and should) view living in caves at northern latitudes during an ice age as a most sensible thing to do. Living in caves spared early Europeans the chore of gathering wood for heating allowing them to spend more time hunting for food.