Paris Quiet on News Christians in Mosul, Iraq Expelled

I meant to get to this yesterday, but it's almost too depressing to read:

After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the cityís last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISISís demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.

Gathered along an unlit street on the edge of Hamdaniyah, a majority Christian town on the outskirts of Mosul, large, well-dressed families of refugees from Mosul shared their stories in their only remaining set of clothes, trying to make sense of what had happened. According to the Iraq-based Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, whose field office was receiving internal refugees in Hamdaniyah, 1,500 Christian families have fled Mosul in the last four days. They were the last of the last.

Those families leaving from the checkpoints on the eastern side of the city were harassed and robbed of their possessions but ultimately allowed to leave Mosul with only the clothes on their backs and possibly cab fare. All families who fled on the last morning reported having money, belongings, jewelry, and even documents stolen from them. Women had crucifixes torn from their necks.

Jesus wept.

Posted by: Rusty at 02:28 PM

Comments

1 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

Hard for me to use the term "man" when it comes to these animals - but the sentiment remains. They may wreak havoc in their time, but they will surely burn for all eternity for their sins against man and sins against God

Posted by: Jrr at July 23, 2014 04:35 PM

2 .and the mass media tells the world nothing about these crimes. It is very clear that the media is Anti-Christian. That would make them Anti-Christ and pro Muslim.

Posted by: Mick at July 23, 2014 05:57 PM

3 Hello! I know former Iraqi Christians that left Iraq years ago. Why on earth would any Christians still be anywhere in the whole country? Hello, no one cars about them in the west because being a Christian is considered an extension of Western Civilization, which must be destroyed. Being a Christian today is equated with being white, racist, homophobic, colonialist, and capitalist, all of which is evil and must be destroyed. News flash, if you are Christian and you live anywhere in the region, get out!

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at July 23, 2014 08:18 PM

4 Well with the Christians all gone it is easier to nuke.

Posted by: don at July 24, 2014 08:48 PM

5 Things like this are what started the Crusades about 1000 years ago. Maybe its about time again.

Posted by: zingtrofffzinn at July 25, 2014 08:27 AM






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