Skip to comments.ISIS targeting Christians: “The West must step in now… or we will be wiped out.”
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:26:32 PM PDT by markomalley
How grim is you life? We watch in horror as Christians in Iraq are being persecuted, driven, hunted by Islamic terrorists. The Religion of Peace right?
Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil [in Kurdistan]. For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians
Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako
From the Daily Mail:
Thousands of Iraqi Christians pour out of Mosul after ISIS jihadis give them deadline to convert, pay or face death
Thousands of Iraqi Christians today poured out of Mosul after ISIS jihadis gave them an ultimatum convert, pay or face death.
The Islamic State terror group declared that Christians must either convert to Islam, pay a special tax or leave the city, around 250 miles north-west of Baghdad.
If they did not do so by noon (9am GMT) today, there would be nothing for them but the sword, it said.
From Catholic World Report:
ISIS tags Christian homes in Mosul for confiscation as Christians flee
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch: Iraq will come face to face with human, civil, and historic catastrophe
Warning that Iraq will come face to face with human, civil, and historic catastrophe, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has written a letter to the people of conscience and good will in Iraq and the world in which he describes the dire situation in which Iraqi Christians find themselves.
The control exercised by the Islamist Jihadists upon the city of Mosul, and their proclamation of it as an Islamic State, after several days of calm and expectant watching of events, has now come to reflect negatively upon the Christian population of the city and its environs, the patriarch reported in his July 17 letter. The only alternative is to abandon the city and their houses with only the clothes they are wearing, taking nothing else. Moreover, by Islamic law, upon their departure, their houses are no longer their properties but are instantly confiscated as property of the Islamic state.
He also stated that ISIS forces had started marking the homes of Christians in Mosul with the Arabic letter N, for Nazara (Christian). We do not know what will happen in future days because in an Islamic state the Al-sharia or Islamic code of law is powerful and has been interpreted to require the issuance of new I.Ds for the population based on religious or sectarian affiliation, Patriarch Sako wrote.
Iraqs Christian leaders have just made a desperate cry for help. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraqs Catholic church, has issued an appeal to all who have a living conscience in Iraq and all the world.
The situation for Iraqs Christians has been steadily deteriorating ever since the 2003 invasion, in part because the U.S. never acknowledged that Christians were being targeted by Islamists and did not prioritize protection of Christians or other minorities.
But with the recent sweep through Mosul and other Iraqi cities by the jihadi group ISIS, Iraqs Christians look to be on the verge of genocide.
On June 16th it was reported that ISIS had marked the doors of Christians in red. Patriarch Sakos letter confirms that rumor. While no one yet knows what this ominous sign foretells, Sako and other Christian leaders are pleading with the world to intervene before the meaning of the sign is made clear.
Earlier this week, Iraqi human rights activist Pascale Warda came to Washington from Baghdad to raise the alarm with the State Department and members of Congress. She was accompanied by Bishop Yousif Habash, who now resides in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but who is originally from Qaraqosh, a city 15 miles from Mosul which was also recently overrun by ISIS, where the Christians still speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus.
Bishop Habash said, Christians throughout the Middle East have been targeted, and we are on the verge of being exterminated. The West stepped in to stop the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims and Kosovar Muslims, so we know it can be done. The West must step in now and save the Middle Easts Christians, or we will be wiped out.
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Pray for us!
St. Lawrence of Brindisi! Pray for us!
Know much about him?
I like this story about him from the Catholic Encyclopedia:
It was on the occasion of the foundation of the convent of Prague (1601) that St. Lorenzo was named chaplain of the Imperial army, then about to march against the Turks. The victory of Lepanto (1571) had only temporarily checked the Moslem invasion, and several battles were still necessary to secure the final triumph of the Christian armies. Mohammed III had, since his accession (1595), conquered a large part of Hungary. The emperor, determined to prevent a further advance, sent Lorenzo of Brindisi as deputy to the German princes to obtain their cooperation. They responded to his appeal, and moreover the Duke of Mercur, Governor of Brittany, joined the imperial army, of which he received the effective command. The attack on Albe-Royal (now Stulweissenburg) was then contemplated. To pit 18,000 men against 80,000 Turks was a daring undertaking and the generals, hesitating to attempt it, appealed to Lorenzo for advice. Holding himself responsible for victory, he communicated to the entire army in a glowing speech the ardour and confidence with which he was himself animated. As his feebleness prevented him from marching, he mounted on horseback and, crucifix in hand, took the lead of the army, which he drew irresistibly after him. Three other Capuchins were also in the ranks of the army. Although the most exposed to danger, Lorenzo was not wounded, which was universally regarded as due to a miraculous protection. The city was finally taken, and the Turks lost 30,000 men. As however they still exceeded in numbers the Christian army, they formed their lines anew, and a few days later another battle was fought. It always the chaplain who was at the head of the army. Forward! he cried, showing them the crucifix, Victory is ours. The Turks were again defeated, and the honour of this double victory was attributed by the general and the entire army to Lorenzo.
Let Pope Benedict tell you something more
Today now more then ever, may the saints of God pray to God for the help of ALL the Christian communities around the world and in a special way, those in oppressive areas.
“The West” hates Christians and wants them dead. The Satanic president of the United States glories in the butchery of Christians. No help is coming unless the Lord Himself provides it.
As the Christians are welcomed into Heaven, from Iraq, have to know God is going to become angrier with our obama and those supporting obama.
Sorry, the commander in chief is backing ISIS. we’ll talk next regime.
At least under Sadam...
Bring back the Crusades...
King Obama is a Muslim and doesn’t give a damn.
Waiting for Jesus.....waiting .......waiting.....(Somebody bump the record player).....waiting.......
1. Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle see his banners go!
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
2. At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
on then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.
3. Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
one in hope and doctrine, one in charity.
4. Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
but the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
we have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.
5. Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
this through countless ages men and angels sing.
If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
“It is difficult to believe in God when certain people aren’t struck by lightning.”
Waiting for Jesus ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJPCUhUKn3Q
Christians being slaughtered by Muslims..meanwhile Obama is thinking “Yeah, what’s the problem?”
And this time finish the job......
Not presuming to speak for Yaweh, but as I see it, he gives people a truly inhuman opportunity to repent.
But when the Wrath comes, woe be unto them.
Obama and the UN certainly aren’t going to do anything.
....and Assad.....and Khadaffy....
Our money is paying for this.
You are correct detective. Our government is no longer tangled up in Red, White and Blue; instead our government is tangled up in Green as America is sold and resold.
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