Home / BODY OF CHRIST / Iraqi Christian church warns of IS persecution

Iraqi Christian church warns of IS persecution

General Michael Flynn defense fund Fellow patriots, please listen to this short, inspiring message from General Flynn. General Michael Flynn exemplifies patriotism, courage, and love of God and country - despite some of his own countrymen relentlessly attacking him. Donations for his defense are greatly appreciated. If you can only give $5.00, please do so - every little bit helps. Thank you so much, and God bless. Letter from General Flynn. 


iraqi christians

With all the focus on the rise of the Islamic State (IS) and related turmoil in the region, one important and tragic story has been left out of the popular narrative: the plight of the Middle East’s ancient Christian communities. These once vibrant communities, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, face additional duress as winter approaches. The European Union must take concrete action immediately in order to avoid the loss of many lives and of humanity’s cultural heritage, which they represent.

With no support from the central government in Baghdad, and Christian families largely unregistered for international humanitarian aid, the Iraqi churches’ emergency committee has been looking after refugees of all ages and backgrounds mainly in Erbil and Dohuk in the Kurdish region. The situation in Erbil illustrates the problems the displaced face. More than 70,000 people have been forced to take shelter in the Kurdish capital in church halls, sports centres and classrooms. These spaces have all been turned into makeshift accommodation, with up to 15 families sharing a classroom. As the need exceeds the available facilities, many families have been sleeping in public spaces such as parks and car parks.

“Altogether, about 50 per cent of Iraqi Christians have been displaced or left the country”

The large majority of these displaced families left their homes with only the clothes on their backs, facing the dire choice of renouncing their faith or paying high amounts of money to the IS. A religious minority, the Yazidis, were hunted all the way up to the Sinjjar Mountains, and the media images moved the US to order its air force to the area.

These examples are indicative of the larger catastrophe facing the region’s Christians. According to estimates from Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic church, 120,000 Iraqi Christians have been displaced, out of a total estimated 240,000-260,000 (a number already greatly diminished by persecution following the fall of Saddam Hussein). Altogether, about 50 per cent of Iraqi Christians have been displaced or left the country.

Selective media coverage has led to the mistaken impression that Christians have not been persecuted, but only other minorities. As a result the Chaldean patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako was confronted during his information visits to Brussels in July and September, with the lack of knowledge about the situation of the Christians even among high level EU officials. And yet, Christians face horrific persecution, rape, women sold in markets, children pulled out of their mothers’ arms and other abuses. Since IS seized the towns where Christians were living, there have been many martyrs. READ FULL ARTICLE at The Parliment Magazine

Please Spread the Word and Share This Post

Viewpoints expressed herein are of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted or linked therein, and do not necessarily represent those of True Conservative Pundit

You Might Like

TCP News is an Amazon affiliate, by clicking certain links contained within posts, TCP may or may not earn a commission.

Another way you can support us is to purchase my book.

Subscribe to my daily newsletter, and join hundreds of daily readers and receive news and relevant commentary

Don't forget to follow True Conservative Pundit on Facebook, Gab, SpreelyUSA Life, and Twitter

You Might Like

If you value what you see on True Conservative Pundit, please consider donating, any amount helps

donate to TCP News

About VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED

Our voices cry out for the Persecuted Church. More than 100,000,000 Christians around the world are at risk of persecution. It has become one of the worst humanitarian crises on the planet, today! It is ”a crisis point in history” that can no longer be overlooked, or millions more will suffer! Sadly it’s a crisis that not enough people realize exists. Unfortunately the western media rarely reports the extreme persecution inflicted on our Christian brothers and sisters, worldwide. We are called by God to stand up for all who are destitute, to remember the prisoners as if imprisoned ourselves, and to be a VOICE for the persecuted Church! Join us, we CAN make a difference! For the latest news, information and updates, follow us at www.voiceofthepersecuted.org

Leave a comment - or not. We have NO tolerance for trolls, abusive and inflammatory comments, or those laced with profanity. No more than two links. Keep it clean and on point, or be banned.