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Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee

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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee

www.thedailybeast.com...



Last Sunday, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq’s second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror, in new kinship with the torment of Christ crucified on the cross. The remnant of Mosul’s ancient Christian community, long inhabitants of the place where many believe Jonah to be buried, now faces annihilation behind ISIS lines. Those who risk worship must do so in silence, praying under new Sharia regulations that have stilled every church bell in the city.

The media has largely ignored the horrifying stories that are emerging from Mosul. On June 23, the Assyrian International News Agency reported that ISIS terrorists entered the home of a Christian family in Mosul and demanded that they pay the jizya (a tax on non-Muslims). According to AINA, “When the Assyrian family said they did not have the money, three ISIS members raped the mother and daughter in front of the husband and father. The husband and father was so traumatized that he committed suicide.”


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The extremist Sunni insurgency that has captured territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance.
www.radioaustralia.net.au...



Mass has ended in Mosul. This article chronicles the horror facing Christians in Northern Iraq as the Muslim terrorists seek to create an Islamic Caliphate across Northern Iraq and Syria.


www.patheos.com...

Hear about this on the news?

Nope?
I didn't think so,

Posted for posterity.
edit on 103030p://bMonday2014 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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It’s sad that people can’t practice their religion without fear.

What are we supposed to do launch an attack and sacrifice millions or billions of dollars and countless American lives in a war we can’t win?

We have fought and we have lost.

It’s time people stand up and start fighting for themselves. They need to stop relying on other nations to fight their war.

There will be U.S. troops fighting in this battle even though Obama said there would be ‘no boots on the ground’ he lies it’s what he does best.

In my opinion we should leave it alone and watch the dogs kill each other.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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For the record it is not just Christians fleeing ...
It's a tragic moment in history for every peace loving person, Christians, Jews, Muslims ...



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: samsamm9

That's the point they turn and run. If the people were to stand up and fight the thugs wouldn't have a chance!!!!!



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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Once again as in Syria
Syrian Christians turning to Russia for protection
Read more: voiceofrussia.com...


Persecuted Christians in Iraq Look to Putin as an Unlikely Ally
www.breitbart.com...

"America Deluded Us" Slams Angry Iraq PM, Will Buy Russian Jets Instead In War Against ISIS



In the meantime, the prime minister took another chance to poke the US in the eye, which despite sending "weaponized consultants" or whatever Obama calls troops and special CIA agents these days, has so far failed to deliver on its promised fighter jets to the civil war-torn country. Maliki criticized the process of purchasing US jets as “long-winded,” adding that the radicals could have been repelled if Iraq had proper air defense.

"I'll be frank and say that we were deluded when we signed the contract [with the US]," Maliki said. "We should have sought to buy other jet fighters like British, French and Russian to secure the air cover for our forces; if we had air cover we would have averted what had happened," he went on.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: samsamm9
For the record it is not just Christians fleeing ...
It's a tragic moment in history for every peace loving person, Christians, Jews, Muslims ...


I don't disagree with you.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:55 AM
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Ye of little faith...

Just sayin



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: samsamm9
For the record it is not just Christians fleeing ...
It's a tragic moment in history for every peace loving person, Christians, Jews, Muslims ...


Always with the false equivalence. Your predictable muslim propaganda is getting stale.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance

originally posted by: samsamm9
For the record it is not just Christians fleeing ...
It's a tragic moment in history for every peace loving person, Christians, Jews, Muslims ...


Always with the false equivalence. Your predictable muslim propaganda is getting stale.

Isn't this a tragedy for all ?
What propaganda ? I don't see it.

Common now... Be more Jesus like.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: samsamm9

originally posted by: Deny Arrogance

originally posted by: samsamm9
For the record it is not just Christians fleeing ...
It's a tragic moment in history for every peace loving person, Christians, Jews, Muslims ...


Always with the false equivalence. Your predictable muslim propaganda is getting stale.

Isn't this a tragedy for all ?
What propaganda ? I don't see it.

Common now... Be more Jesus like.


Has the islamic call to prayer ended in Mosul? No.

Has a cultural history that predates islam been extinguished by muslims? Yes.

btw, I am not a christian.



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 09:43 AM
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Convert, Pay or Die: Iraq Christians Flee Islamists
www.cbn.com...

No End to Christian Suffering as Iraq Staggers in Turmoil
rudaw.net...

Iraq's Waterless Christians: The Campaign to Expel a Religion
www.businessweek.com...

Iraq responds to militants' persecution of Christians
www.cbsnews.com...


Thousands of Christians Fleeing Northern Iraq Following ISIS' 'Convert or Die' Ultimatum
www.christianpost.com...



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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Iraqi Christians are raped, murdered and driven from their homes – and the West is silent



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.
blogs.telegraph.co.uk...
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.


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posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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Martin Luther King: “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

The west created the problem then walked away.



The Reverend Canon Andrew White, affectionately known as The Vicar of Baghdad, says the situation for Christians in Iraq is "clearly worse" than under the Saddam Hussein regime, toppled by US and Coalition forces in 2003.
In modern times, under Saddam, Christians were treated much the same as Muslims; Saddam's right hand man, Tariq Aziz, was Christian, Pelley said.

Source... www.christianheadlines.com...



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: glend
a reply to: Stormdancer777

The west created the problem then walked away.



The Reverend Canon Andrew White, affectionately known as The Vicar of Baghdad, says the situation for Christians in Iraq is "clearly worse" than under the Saddam Hussein regime, toppled by US and Coalition forces in 2003.
In modern times, under Saddam, Christians were treated much the same as Muslims; Saddam's right hand man, Tariq Aziz, was Christian, Pelley said.

Source... www.christianheadlines.com...


I have noticed, everywhere we have gone and ever regime we have toppled and tried to topple,regimes that actually protected the Christian population somewhat, the militants we supported, ended up persecuting the Christian, then the west fell silent, almost as if it is intentional

The United States Is the Chief Facilitator of Christian Persecution

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.christianpost.com...



What's worse, even the most misinformed mainstream-media-watching American today knows that the so-called "Arab Spring," which was hailed to justify U.S. support for "rebels" of all stripes-in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood (which months ago destroyed some 80 churches); in Libya, al-Qaeda, which has turned Benghazi into a terror zone; and now the "freedom fighters" in Syria-is not what it was touted to be.

In other words, at this point, whenever the U.S. intervenes in an Islamic nation, Islamists come to power. This is well demonstrated by the other three nations to which the U.S. brought "democracy" and where Christian minorities suffer "extreme persecution":

Afghanistan: The supposedly "moderate" Karzai government installed by the U.S. upholds many of the draconian laws enforced by the Taliban-including the apostasy law, fiercely persecuting those who seek to convert to Christianity-and, in 2011, under U.S. auspices, it destroyed Afghanistan's last Christian church.

Iraq: After the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein, Christian minorities were savagely attacked and slaughtered, and dozens of their churches were bombed (see here for graphic images). Christians have been terrorized into near-extinction, with well over half of them fleeing Iraq.

Libya: Ever since U.S.-backed, al-Qaeda-linked terrorists overthrew Qaddafi, Christians-including Americans-have indeed suffered extreme persecution. Churches have been bombed; Christians have been tortured and killed (including for refusing to convert); and nuns have been threatened.

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posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

I am sure its not the US but puppets that have temporary control of the US and all the other western countries. Their aim is to destroy the US, its constitution, democracy and religion. All the puppet leaders are controlled by a collar that demands ultimate loyalty (US Franklin child prostitution ring, UK MP Child sex ring etc) to their satanic masters. Satanism is strong in the world but they are not great in number so their strength is an illusion.

But behind the curtain of satan is God. People are lost in a coma of the material world. God will awaken us and people like Martin Luther King, Jr will walk among us again.

"Jesus said, "Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war. For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone."



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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I am sure its not the US but puppets that have temporary control of the US and all the other western countries



I agree, it is almost like the stage is being set for the big A



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: glend




I am sure its not the US but puppets that have temporary control of the US and all the other western countries



I agree, it is almost like the stage is being set for the big A


It has happened before this way, and will happen again now. Don't know if its the big one or not, but its definitely one at any rate.

Here is an article that focuses on everyone in Mosul, not only Christians, the article highlights the hell everyone is going through right now. Human Rights Watch article

In Tikrit, they killed 1700 shia, but in Mosul it looks like the baathists made some kind of a deal with ISIS when they first entered Mosul which gave protection to the minorities, but apparently the deal is no longer valid (or has worn thin) and they have begun killing enmass.



For everyone who is in harms way, my prayers are with you...

edit on 22-7-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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This is a tragedy.
Obama, fiddles as Rome burns.

This is where the US has its obligation to go WIPE OUT ISIS
Wipe them off the face of the map
On two levels they created ISIS.
By first in 2003 attacking Iraq under false pretenses and ruined the countries fragile balance that Saddam at least held together.
Amazing now we have a legitimate evil, ISIS, and the US is shrinking from its obligation.
Sadam, as bad as he was, protected the Christians and other minorities from lunatic fanatics like ISIS.

This is genocide of the Christians, and I am of Muslim heritage, and I say this is a world tragedy that the UN and US should get involved with NOW!



posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777

originally posted by: glend
a reply to: Stormdancer777

The west created the problem then walked away.



The Reverend Canon Andrew White, affectionately known as The Vicar of Baghdad, says the situation for Christians in Iraq is "clearly worse" than under the Saddam Hussein regime, toppled by US and Coalition forces in 2003.
In modern times, under Saddam, Christians were treated much the same as Muslims; Saddam's right hand man, Tariq Aziz, was Christian, Pelley said.

Source... www.christianheadlines.com...


I have noticed, everywhere we have gone and ever regime we have toppled and tried to topple,regimes that actually protected the Christian population somewhat, the militants we supported, ended up persecuting the Christian, then the west fell silent, almost as if it is intentional

The United States Is the Chief Facilitator of Christian Persecution

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.christianpost.com...



What's worse, even the most misinformed mainstream-media-watching American today knows that the so-called "Arab Spring," which was hailed to justify U.S. support for "rebels" of all stripes-in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood (which months ago destroyed some 80 churches); in Libya, al-Qaeda, which has turned Benghazi into a terror zone; and now the "freedom fighters" in Syria-is not what it was touted to be.

In other words, at this point, whenever the U.S. intervenes in an Islamic nation, Islamists come to power. This is well demonstrated by the other three nations to which the U.S. brought "democracy" and where Christian minorities suffer "extreme persecution":

Afghanistan: The supposedly "moderate" Karzai government installed by the U.S. upholds many of the draconian laws enforced by the Taliban-including the apostasy law, fiercely persecuting those who seek to convert to Christianity-and, in 2011, under U.S. auspices, it destroyed Afghanistan's last Christian church.

Iraq: After the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein, Christian minorities were savagely attacked and slaughtered, and dozens of their churches were bombed (see here for graphic images). Christians have been terrorized into near-extinction, with well over half of them fleeing Iraq.

Libya: Ever since U.S.-backed, al-Qaeda-linked terrorists overthrew Qaddafi, Christians-including Americans-have indeed suffered extreme persecution. Churches have been bombed; Christians have been tortured and killed (including for refusing to convert); and nuns have been threatened.



obama still hasn't chosen an ambassador for religious rights.

check it out,
en.wikipedia.org...

"The Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom is the ambassador-at-large who heads the Office of International Religious Freedom in the United States Department of State.

The position was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. The first ambassador-at-large was Bob Seiple[1] who served from 1999 to 2001. He was succeeded by John Hanford[2] who served from May 2002 until January 2009.

On June 15, 2010 President Barack Obama nominated Doctor Suzan Johnson Cook as his Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.[3] However, her nomination was put on hold in the Senate and therefore expired without a vote at the end of the 111th session of Congress on January 3, 2011.[4]

She was renominated and confirmed on April 14, 2011.[5] She was sworn in and began work on May 16, 2011.[6] She resigned in October 2013. [7] As of May 22, 2014, the position is still vacant, and President Obama has yet to nominate a replacement."

gee, she quit, i wonder why.

sounds like a decent position to hold.

this guy sounds ok,

www.christianpost.com...

"In his final year of elected public service, Wolf has continued to lobby for the victims of religious persecution. In May, Wolf and fellow co-chair of the bipartisan Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), entered a pledge supporting persecuted Christians in Syria, Iraq and Egypt. Wolf has also advocated on behalf of pastors Saeed Abedini in Iran and Kenneth Bae in North Korea.

Wolf was the author of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. IRFA created the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the post of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom within the State Department. It also allowed for sanctions to be placed on nations that infringe upon its citizens' religious freedom."

"Moore suggested this most recent delay — it has been seven months since Cook first stepped down — communicated "an indifference to the cause of religious freedom around the world on the part of the United States."







 
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