Iraqi Christians are raped, murdered and driven from their homes – and the West is silent

ISIS Smashing Jonah's Tomb

Mosul is the second-largest city in Iraq and the place where many Christians believe Jonah was buried. Since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) rode into town, their faith has been forced underground. Bells have been silenced, the hijab enforced with bullets. Tens of thousands fled after being offered an unattractive choice: convert, pay a religious tax, or be put to the sword. The levy was unaffordable. According to one local news agency, Isis troops entered the house of a poor Christian and, when they didn’t get what they wanted, the soldiers raped the mother and daughter in front of their husband and father. He committed suicide out of grief.

Having driven away the worshippers, the Isis fanatics are now trying to extinguish the physical legacy they left behind. A centuries-old church has been burned to the ground; Jonah’s tomb has been desecrated. Isis wants to create the Islamic equivalent of Year Zero, a brave new world with no evidence of Christianity, women’s rights, democracy or even that most subversive of instincts, human pity.

It might seem like this revolution has nothing to do with us in the West, but that’s more than a little naive. The genocide of local Christians did not begin with Isis but with the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Prior to the conflict, there were 1.5 million “Chaldeans, Syro-Catholics, Syro-Orthodox, Assyrians from the East, Catholic and Orthodox Armenians” in the country – living, of course, under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, but living nonetheless. Today, their number has dropped to just 400,000.

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2 thoughts on “Iraqi Christians are raped, murdered and driven from their homes – and the West is silent”

  1. Real nice people these Isis people.
    Wonder how they might cry if something were done to them? Bullies are usually cowards at heart.
    When the last Christian leaves, brush the dust from your clothes. That curses the land.
    I suggest that all Christian people do not depend on any protection from supernatural means.
    Rather leave with what you can. Go to a country that supports Christianity or is at least neutral towards it. For some reason, they are being left unprotected. I am not privy to God’s reasons.
    Saddam Hussein knew what I am talking about and avoided it. He gave protection to the true believers of Christ for a reason. There is a curse coming on those that do these things.
    These Isis people are swine. They need little excuse to bully, rape, murder, anyone unable to defend themselves properly. They are going to rape and murder Christians.
    These Isis swine are no followers of any religion. If they are raping women, who is to say those women were not diseased? That these soldiers are not diseased because of where they violate the very faith they say they have is obvious. Montezuma had an answer for them. He purposely sent the Spanish conquerors of South America Indian women infected with veneral diseases. They in turn took it back to Europe with them. Whoever had sex with them also got infected.
    No amount of confession or Hail Marys removed the disease. To this day, that disease is still with us when people do not follow moral ways. It and others come from the lowest level of prostitutes and that tracks back to entire families lost because of the evil of one person not following a morale code. People that think they can be forgiven any trespass. It is not so. Physical interaction causes people to share their germs. Those viruses and germs travel from one person to another.
    I go by the fruits of these people being evil in its very nature. That fruit will come back to haunt the land because of them. It will cause a lot of sadness amongst the people doing this thing and the innocent people beyond them.

    • Let us remember to pray for our brothers and sisters. It is absolutely tragic what they are going through.

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