Iraqi Town of Zowiya Destroyed
And by Destroyed I mean utterly wiped off the map by ISIS, because the residents refused to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
A small Sunni Arab town north of Baghdad put up a fight when Sunni Muslim extremists from the so-called Islamic State tried to impose their rule on the town.Well Obama, you're sure doing a heckuva job there. There's plenty of Iraqi Sunni Muslims out there willing to fight ISIS if they could fight with an army they trust. They at one time drove AQI and ISIS to the brink of extinction with our support. Now we have abandoned them to ISIS savages. No wonder they hate us.
So it was that on Friday the Christians of Mosul, a community of thousands settled in the city since the early days of Christianity, were given 24 hours to either convert or face the sword. A third alternative was to pay jizya, an Islamic tax historically levied on religious minorities. But only a brave or gullible “infidel” would put much faith in protection of that sort, and Christians as well as Yazidis and Shabaks, two other Iraqi minorities, are now fleeing for their lives. For the Christians this is not a new catastrophe but rather the consolidation and systemisation of a terrible process of extirpation from their historic homelands that has been under way for years. It is nonetheless remarkable that the West has so far had nothing in particular to say about it.They are describing the ISIS offensive as worse than Genghis Khan.
"This has never happened in Christian or Islamic history. Even Genghis Khan or Hulagu didn't do this," he said. Hulagu Khan led a Mongol army which sacked Baghdad in 1258, killing tens of thousand of people, destroying a caliphate which lasted nearly 600 years and leaving the city in ruins for centuries. Muslims at the service held up leaflets declaring "I am Iraqi, I am Christian", some writing it on their shirts.So Genghis Khan destroyed an Islamic caliphate? Where is he when you really need him.
Posted by: john at July 21, 2014 09:57 AM
Funny how the media seems largely disinterested in keeping a running total of ISIS's victims, especially the all important civilians, women, and children categories like it does vis-a-vis the Israelis.
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