Monday, July 21, 2014

Christians Expelled from Mosul

Sadly, the Christian community in Mosul, Iraq is no more.

The Islamist terrorists who took over the city a few weeks ago have declared Christians persona non grata and have forced them to leave a city they had occupied for nearly two millennia.

The New York Times reports:

By 1 p.m. on Friday almost every Christian in Mosul had heard the Sunni militants’ message — they had until noon Saturday to leave the city.

Men, women and children piled into neighbors’ cars, some begged for rides to the city limits and hoped to get taxis to the nearest Christian villages. They took nothing more than the clothes on their backs, according to several who were reached late Friday….

Interviews on Friday with Christian elders and leaders suggest that in fact many had hung on, hoping for an accommodation, a way to continue the quiet practice of their faith in the city that had been their home for more than 1,700 years. Chaldeans, Assyrians and other sects, including Mandeans, whose Christianity is close to that of the Gnostics, could still be found in Iraq, and many made their home on the plains of Nineveh in the north of the country, an area mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Genesis.

Friday’s edict, however, was probably the real end. While a few scattered souls may find a way to stay in secret, the community will be gone.

So much for the religion of peace....


Anonymous said...

In the end, Hussein was better for the Christians.

But there isn't much coverage of the tragedy of Arab Christians. The American media spend most of their resources on promoting homosexuality around the world.

Anonymous said...

I read something recently that ISIS imposed "medieval sharia law" in Tikrit. Aside from the serious and very real implications to the city's citizens, I found the distinction quite amusing. Is medieval sharia law more difficult/arduous than modern sharia law? Aren't they both based on a literalist interpretation of the Koran? Isn't ISIS' entire worldview backward, by design? Isn't that what they effectively what they want to do? It seems the point of the entire enterprise is to turn back the social clock while keeping modern appliances and cell phones.