Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ISIS Threatens Remaining Christian Population in Iraq

About Iraq-

The plight of Christians in Iraq has been a troublesome, violent story in recent years. Like much of Iraq, however, that story has turned tragic and horrific in the last few days and weeks as a terrorist group  rampages the country hoping to create Sunni Islamic states in the region.

Certainly Shiite Muslims are under attack from the group, but Christians are also facing a dire situation, one which some are calling a “targeted religious cleansing of Christians.”
Christianity Today reports:

“Things are so bad now in Iraq, the worst they have ever been,” writes Canon Andrew White, vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad. “The Islamic terrorists have taken control of the whole of Mosul which is Nineveh the main Christian stronghold. The army [has] even fled. We urgently need help and support. … We are in a desperate crisis.”

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