Skip to comments.Archbishop: Probably There Is Not One Christian Now Left in Mosul
Posted on 06/12/2014 7:08:48 AM PDT by marshmallow
Notes Uncertainty About Those Responsible; What We Do Know Is That the Attackers Are Extremists
A graphic account of the Islamist take-over of Mosul and the peoples desperate struggle to flee to safety has come from the citys Chaldean bishop.
Speaking today to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Archbishop Amel Nona said he thought Mosuls last remaining Christians had left now a city which until 2003 was home to 35,000 faithful.
The Christians are among 500,000 thought to have fled Mosul, which was overthrown Tuesday. That event is now followed by news today of militant attacks on the Iraqi city of Tikrit, 95 miles north of the capital Baghdad.
Describing reports of attacks to four churches and a monastery in Mosul, the archbishop, 46, said: We received threats [and] now all the faithful have fled the city. I wonder if they will ever return there.
The archbishop, who in the ensuing crisis sought sanctuary in Tal Kayf, a village two miles from Mosul, described how the local community was doing its best to provide for crowds of people flooding out of the city and into the surrounding Nineveh plains, where there are a number of ancient Christian villages.
Up at 5am yesterday [Tuesday, 10th June] morning we welcomed families on the run and we have tried to find accommodation in schools, classrooms and empty houses.
He said: We have never seen anything like this a large city such as Mosul attacked and in chaos.
He said that in the 11 years following the 2003 US-led overthrow of Iraqs President Saddam Hussein, Christians in Mosul had declined from 35,000 to 3,000 and that now there is probably no one left.
The archbishop said the attacks on Mosul began last Thursday (5th June) but were initially confined to the......
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obama’s work is done here
Remember the great purge of Christians in the Middle East started during Bush’s reign.
Once again, US foreign policy is showing itself to be very anti Christian.
What about Bush? The attacks on Iraq’s Christians started after we overthrew Saddam in 2003, allowing the jihadis to go wild throughout the country. (Saddam was a secularist dictator who brutally suppressed the Islamists). To say that the current plight of Christians is “Obama’s work” put partisanship in front of reality.
Though horrible men, both Hussein and Gaddafi allowed Christians to practice their faith. They were generally secular leaders that kept the lunatics from running the asylum. Now they do. Sure is nice we got rid of them, huh?
Taliban Mullah in Chief Obama fights Wars to lose, by running away and leaving OUR troops behind.
REMEMBER BENGHAZI !
Bush & Obama both have some explaining to do. We did not enter Iraq to win a war, but just to help overthrow Saddam Hussein. We should’ve sent in a team to take him out, instead. Same thing in Afghanistan. We should’ve sent in a team to find Osama, then bring him back to justice. I’m not certain Osama was the guy, honestly, as the guys flying those planes into the buildings on 9/11 were all, or nearly all, from Saudi Arabia. If we wanted to do it right, we’d have hit Iran in a surprise attack, then the rest would’ve crumbled. But then, who am I? Certainly not a military professional or advisor.
While u are thinking of Bush... did you forget Billy Boy Clinton & his signing The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 statement of policy calling for regime change in Iraq? Bush was just following the order from the previous admin.
I noticed that there was not a word of protest from the current occupant of the white house.
Prayers for all these people.
. He funded, worked with them and used them for his own ends. He did protect the Christians to a certain extent as does assad in syria.
“REMEMBER BENGHAZI !”
US agents heard Benghazi jihadis using State Dept. cell phones to call jihad leaders