Who Will Sing the Songs of Praise

…when there are no voices left to be raised?

Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening?

Since capturing the country’s second largest city of Mosul in early June, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ordered Christians to convert to Islam, pay jizya taxes levied on non-Muslims, or die. The extremist Sunni group is also persecuting and murdering Turkmen and Shabaks, both Muslim religious minorities.

Human rights lawyer Nina Shea described the horror in Mosul to me: “(ISIS) took the Christians’ houses, took the cars they were driving to leave. They took all their money. One old woman had her life savings of $40,000, and she said, ‘Can I please have 100 dollars?’, and they said no. They took wedding rings off fingers, chopping off fingers if they couldn’t get the ring off.”

…For the first time in 2,000 years, Mosul is devoid of Christians.

“This is ancient Nineveh we are talking about,” Shea explained. “They took down all the crosses. They blew up the tomb of the prophet Jonah. An orthodox Cathedral has been turned into a mosque. They are uprooting every vestige of Christianity.” University of Mosul professor Mahmoud Al ‘Asali, a Muslim, bravely spoke out against ISIS’ purging of Christians and was executed.

But it’s Christians, so…meh.

4 Responses to “Who Will Sing the Songs of Praise”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Just wait. Someone will find a way to blame it on the Jews.

  2. Skyler says:

    This is their rightful revenge for all the mosques that we destroyed.

    Oh, wait.

  3. Greg Newsom says:

    The government doesn’t care.
    They hate Christians
    But, the USA ended with the death of Terry Schiavo.She’s the only person to be executed by the government-legally- who had never committed a crime.
    If the system can kill her, then everything else is all smoke and mirror.
    Read the book ‘Silent Witness’ by Mark Fuhrman- great book.

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