‘Extremist Muslim herdsmen have slaughtered close to 500 Christian farmers in central Nigeria in a series of ongoing attacks over the last month. The attackers are reportedly still hiding out in the villages, making it too dangerous for survivors to return and bury the dead. “We have corpses littered in the field like a war fought in the Roman Empire by Emperor Nero,” said Steven Enada, a development advocate campaigning against the killing, speaking to Morning Star News.’
“The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution declaring that systemic violence committed by ISIS against Christians, Yazidis, Kurds and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria constitutes genocide.” Read the rest at the Clarion Project.
May we continue to pray that the truth be proclaimed.
‘It is time for the United States to “join the rest of the world” in recognizing that Christians are undergoing a genocide in the Middle East.’ Please read the rest at Aleteia.
“Iraqi Christian leaders are pleading with western countries to accept their people along with their priests, so that these Christians can rebuild their lives and save their culture. Thus far, the West’s response has been craven and cruel…” Read the rest at http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2016/02/isis-genocide-and-us
“At a recent news conference, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said “There are lawyers considering whether or not [the term ‘genocide’] can be properly applied in this scenario.” But, while the Obama administration “considers” the issue, the European Parliament recently adopted a resolution which, for the first time, called ISIS’ actions in Syria and Iraq a genocide.”
“Christianity in Mosul dates to the time of the Apostles. Initially, the faith was centered on the side of the Tigris opposite present day Mosul, in the ruins of the famed Assyrian capital Nineveh….”
Read the rest and see some stunning photos. The Christian-Muslim Symbiosis of Mosul Now Coming to an End
“There is only one word capable of capturing what is happening to the Christians in the Middle East: martyrdom. The unarmed witness exposes the jihadist’s counter-testimony and reveals the virus that has destroyed whole countries, from Syria to Iraq: the quest for victory at any price through the annihilation of those who are different. Distracted and narcissistically self-absorbed for far too long, Europe now is powerless.”
“A Muslim in Kenya has reportedly made the ultimate sacrifice for religious freedom. Salah Farah, a teacher who shielded Christian fellow passengers when their bus was attacked by Islamist militants last month, has died in surgery to treat his bullet wound, the BBC reported.” Read the rest at Aleteia.
Pray the Rosary every day, for the persecuted.
As we discuss immigration we must not lose our humanity for refugees. Fear must not rob us of our virtue. Juliana Taimoorazy notes that winter is coming and that this year again IraqiChristianRelief.org will try to provide relief for over 100,000 Iraqi Christians forced from their homes for their faith in Christ. You can help them by contributing to
Iraqi Christian Relief Council
P.O. Box 3021
Glenview, IL 60025
This is one good way to help.