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Archive for the 'Iraq' Category

-Pope Francis: ISIS Violence a ‘Grave Sin Against God’

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Pope Francis proclaimed in a joint service with Patriarch Bartholomew I  (spiritual head of the Orthodox Churches) that ISIS militants were carrying out a "profoundly grave sin against God" in Syria and Iraq. Here’s the story from NBC News: Francis said people of all faiths could not remain indifferent to the cries of the victims […]

-Mosul: Then There Were Nun

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

A Lack of Response in the West to ‘Religious Genocide’ (Nun: Arabic letter and Muslim Symbol for Christians) Shortly after ISIS took over in Mosul every Christian home, business, institution, and church were marked and spray painted with the letter ‘Nun’ which is the Muslim symbol for  ‘Nasara‘ (Nazarenes) the historical Muslim name for Christians. […]

-ISIS Demands Christians Leave Mosul or Be Executed

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The leader of the new Islamic State in Iraq and Syria demanded last week that all Christians in the lands that he ruled over either convert, pay a special tax, leave, or die . Those who did flee were expected to leave behind all of their possessions and funds. However, it became even worse for […]

-Iraq: Tragic Exodus of Christians From Mosul

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

               (Flag of ISIS: Wikipedia) Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq and it was home to the largest remaining conclave of Christians in the country. Now nearly all of the tens of thousands of Christians in the city have left everything behind in order to flee the onslaught of the radical ISIS (Islamic […]

-Al Qaeda Militants Capture Fallujah

Monday, January 6th, 2014

             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The al Qaeda flag is now flying over two major cities in western Iraq. It has been two years since President Obama declared ‘victory’ in Iraq and took our forces out of the country. The American media has substantially ignored the news coming out of there ever since. We have carried […]

-Iraq: 34 Christians Killed in Bomb Attacks on Christmas

Friday, December 27th, 2013

                           (Map of Iraq: Wikipedia) It was another bloody Christmas for Christians in Bagdad, Iraq. At least 34 were killed in bomb attacks on Christmas Day according to Reuters: At least 34 people were killed in three bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, including a car bomb that exploded as worshippers were leaving […]