Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

ISIS Occupied or Destroyed All Christian Institutions in Mosul
Breitbart ^ | 7-31-14 | Mary Chastain

Posted on 07/31/2014 10:36:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

For over 2,000 years, Christians and Muslims lived in peace in Mosul, Iraq, the country's second largest city. That all changed on June 10, 2014 when the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, invaded the city and evicted its Christian population. With the Christians gone, ISIS has begun to destroy or occupy every Christian landmark in the city.

The Assyrian International News Agency released a full list of the 45 institutions the Islamic State destroyed or occupied. Here are a few examples:

Syrian Catholic Diocese

Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation

Archbishop’s Palace Chapel

Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese

Church of the Immaculate

Diocese of the Assyrian Church of the East

Chaldean Diocese

Church of the Holy Spirit

Armenian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Latin Church and Monastery of the Dominican Fathers and Convent of Katrina Siena Nuns

Christian Cemetery in the Ekab Valley

On July 19, the Islamic State gave Christians 12 hours to convert to Islam, pay a protection tax, or die. The majority chose to flee the city. The terrorists marked Christian homes and businesses with the letter N for Nazarene and imposed a radical version of Sharia law.

~snip~

“Yes, they expelled us from our real land,” one woman said. “From our real land! They told us, ‘Go away! This is not your land. Go to your Christian people and to your pastors. Let them feed you, shelter you, and give you homes.'”

The takeover started with kidnappings of security guards and soldiers. Then the group destroyed statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary and raised a black ISIS flag in Mary’s place...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christians; iraq; iraqichristians; isis; mosul; muslimworld

1 posted on 07/31/2014 10:36:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Pray for them.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Hopefully all of the celebrities in Spain are going to release a statement condemning this, like they had time to condemn Israel.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

When ISIS comes knocking on their door...


4 posted on 07/31/2014 10:39:02 AM PDT by Dallas59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama is smiling


5 posted on 07/31/2014 10:39:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

The bearded savages are destroying Christians and Christian things.
democrats love bearded savages.
democrats want to eliminate Christianity from the face of the United States.
democrats are doing everything they can to bring more bearded savages into this country, and to give them money and power.
As for the conclusion, I’ll let you figure it out.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

These demonic miscreants can blow up all the churches they want, but it will have no effect on the Church. God may allow evil, but He also punishes it. His punishment is everlasting.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 10:41:12 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Pray for them...............................
I pray that they are warmly received as they gain their just rewards. May God hasten their reception.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 10:46:52 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

I wonder how “turn the other cheek” is working out for them?


9 posted on 07/31/2014 10:47:14 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Thorne
yup ... but it hurts to think that all that history is forever gone.

I'm the kind of guy that, when I look up at the gingerbread of an old Victorian house, I consider; "A man's hands coped every ONE of those suckers out" !

10 posted on 07/31/2014 10:48:03 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Not a peep from the media, not a peep from these celebrities who are too busy denouncing Israel for protecting itself..meanwhile a REAL Holocaust is going on in Iraq and other countries, Christians are being slaughtered and Obama is smiling


11 posted on 07/31/2014 10:48:35 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
For over 2,000 years, Christians and Muslims lived in peace in Mosul, Iraq, the country's second largest city.

2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ had not yet manifested himself as the Mesiah. The only "Christians" at that time were his mother, Mary, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, and possibly St. Ann, St. Joachim (Mary's parents), St. Elizabeth, and Zachariah (John the Baptist's parents). (Aside: I wonder why we don't call him St. Zachariah. Hmmmm...)

I just don't like sloppiness in reporting. It should read "For almost 2,000 years...."

12 posted on 07/31/2014 10:48:50 AM PDT by scouter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

King Barry’s silence on this matter is DEAFENING. His failure to order ‘highway of death’ airstrikes on all ISIS convoys is downright SICKENING.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 10:49:50 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: I want the USA back
The only way that the West will fight back will be after these swine wipe out over half of them first....and maybe I'm being generous.

What needs to be done if said by me, will get me zapped or banned.

14 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:14 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lion Den Dan

I meant to pray for the displaced persons — not ISIS. I hope that is what you meant too. :)


15 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Muke Necca


16 posted on 07/31/2014 10:53:51 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scouter

Not even close. Islam is only 1400 years old.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 10:54:52 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Ben Mugged
I wonder how “turn the other cheek” is working out for them?

Indeed, they should have re-read Luke 22:36 and organized themselves. Are there no military veterans amongst them to lead them?

18 posted on 07/31/2014 10:56:41 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Ben Mugged
I wonder how “turn the other cheek” is working out for them?

Not very well, it seems. In times like these, we need to heed the prophet Joel: "Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors." (Joel 3:10)

19 posted on 07/31/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

The first part of the first sentence is incorrect. It is not “ovet 2000 years”, it should be “almost 1400 years”. Christians would have lived in the area for hundreds of years (under the Parthian and Sasanian empires) prior to the Islamic conquest in 652 or even the birth of Muhammad in 570.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda
The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The Underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The USS Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The US Embassy Takeover in Iran was by Muslims
The Beirut US Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Libyan US Embassy Attack was by Muslims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan US Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
The Beslan Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslim
The Mumbia India Attackers were Muslim
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims

GW Bush calls it "The Religion of Peace"
Our current President's name is Islamic.

Not a good trajectory for America to say the least.

21 posted on 07/31/2014 11:00:11 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kozak
Not even close. Islam is only 1400 years old.

Excellent point! I totally missed that, as obvious as it is.

22 posted on 07/31/2014 11:01:07 AM PDT by scouter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

“Faith and force ... are corollaries: every period of history dominated by mysticism was a period of statism, of dictatorship, of tyranny.” ... Ayn Rand


23 posted on 07/31/2014 11:09:52 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Actually, I was refering to ISIS and wishing them quick despatch but after rereading my post, one could apply it in a kindly way toward the disposessed and peersecuted Christians.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 11:38:07 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

. . . as the MSM yawn.


25 posted on 07/31/2014 11:42:24 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda
"Not a peep from the media, not a peep from these celebrities who are too busy denouncing Israel for protecting itself..meanwhile a REAL Holocaust is going on in Iraq and other countries . . . "

You beat me to it.
26 posted on 07/31/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

“For over 2,000 years, Christians and Muslims lived in peace in Mosul....”

.
Islam is something from the 6th century — there was no Islam before that time.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT by 353FMG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OldNavyVet
“Faith and force ... are corollaries: every period of history dominated by mysticism was a period of statism, of dictatorship, of tyranny.”

She must have meant "religion," not "mysticism," because I don't think ANY era has ever been dominated by "mysticism," which historically was looked upon with suspicion by most of the leaders of institutional religion. "Mystics" were often considered heretics and were therefore often suppressed, imprisoned, or killed by religious authorities, be they Christian or Muslim.
28 posted on 07/31/2014 11:50:28 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

HollyWierd Marxists and ISIS have the same enemies.

Pray America wakes up


29 posted on 07/31/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Steve_Seattle
From the on-line Ayn Rand Lexicon.

" ... religion is an early form of philosophy, that the first attempts to explain the universe, to give a coherent frame of reference to man’s life and a code of moral values, were made by religion, before men graduated or developed enough to have philosophy. And, as philosophies, some religions have very valuable moral points. They may have a good influence or proper principles to inculcate, but ... "

If you're interested, look it up

30 posted on 07/31/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Lion Den Dan

Amen


31 posted on 07/31/2014 1:05:49 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson