Iraq’s Assyrian Christians Taking Up Arms to Fight Islamic State

ICC Note: As the Islamic State continues their campaign of violence, hundreds of Assyrian Christians are taking up arms to reclaim their towns. Over 2,000 have signed up to fight, but it unclear yet whether they will have the funding to equip and train that many. Approximately 500 individuals, mostly Assyrian, will be trained thisContinue reading “Iraq’s Assyrian Christians Taking Up Arms to Fight Islamic State”

Pray for Grieving Family That Fled Islamic Extremism in Mosul

Feb. 05, 2015 | Iraq This is just one family of thousands! Mohammad; his wife, Sara; and their two children were forced to flee their home in Mosul when the city was overrun by Islamic extremists. The family was already grieving the recent, sudden death of their 7-month-old child, and just days after their child’sContinue reading “Pray for Grieving Family That Fled Islamic Extremism in Mosul”

So it IS true Iraqi Children beheaded after they proclaim love for Jesus

  12/3/2014 Iraq (JPost)   More than 250,000 Christians alone have fled Iraq due to persecution by ISIS and anti-Christian groups. When ISIS militants gave four Iraqi children the choice of converting to Islam or death by beheading, the children chose to follow Jesus, the Vicar of Baghdad, Canon Andrew White, stated in an interviewContinue reading “So it IS true Iraqi Children beheaded after they proclaim love for Jesus”

Report: Gruesome Eyewitness Accounts of ‘Ethnic Cleansing on a Historic Scale,’ Massacres in Iraq

ICC Note: The last two months in Iraq have been filled with reports of brutal murders, mass executions, and other atrocities that have resulted in “ethnic cleansing on a historical scale.” Over 800,000 people, including many Christians, have fled their homes since mid-June. An in-depth report from Amnesty International highlights many of these atrocities throughContinue reading “Report: Gruesome Eyewitness Accounts of ‘Ethnic Cleansing on a Historic Scale,’ Massacres in Iraq”

IRAQ: Christian refugees receive help in Erbil

  28th August, 2014 Most of the tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians forced to flee their homes earlier this month as Islamic State militants advanced have fled to the city of Erbil, the Kurdish capital. However, the city has struggled to provide shelter to the huge influx of refugees and many have been sleepingContinue reading “IRAQ: Christian refugees receive help in Erbil”

Prayer alert: ‘Islamic State’ drives out Christians and others from north Iraq

The international response seems extremely paltry. Please pray for an end to the crisis in Iraq where hundreds of thousands of Christians and other minorities are caught up in what an aid agency has described as an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis”, as Islamic militants kill and drive them out of towns and cities. At least 200,000 Iraqi Christians are thoughtContinue reading “Prayer alert: ‘Islamic State’ drives out Christians and others from north Iraq”

U.S. Condemns Religious Persecution by ISIL

But don’t the US administration realise this has always been Islamic teaching???   The United States condemns in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are outraged by ISIL’s recent announcement that Christians in Mosul must either convert,Continue reading “U.S. Condemns Religious Persecution by ISIL”

IRAQ: What future for Christians after fall of Mosul? Syrian patriarch says Middle East Christians feel abandoned by West

Helpful post from Church in Chains (Ireland) IRAQ: What future for Christians after fall of Mosul? 20th June, 2014 Most of the Christian population of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, fled the city as it was overrun by fighters from the radical Sunni Muslim group ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) on 10 June. AlmostContinue reading “IRAQ: What future for Christians after fall of Mosul? Syrian patriarch says Middle East Christians feel abandoned by West”