Posts Tagged ‘ The Islamic State ’

One Allah Akbar flag removed, another raised over church: Christians still live under Sharia Law

Nov 16th, 2016 | By

One Allah Akbar flag removed, another raised over church: This photo of the Iraqi national flag being raised over a church in the Christian town of Bartella, Iraq when the town was liberated from the Islamic State (ISIS) in October appeared in newspapers and major Internet news sites all over the world. Many news agencies

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Chairman’s Report for November 4, 2016

Nov 16th, 2016 | By

In this issue of the newsletter: Christmas for Refugees matching challenge – How it began and how it works / More Sunni Muslim violence in Jordan as Christmas approaches / September distribution of diapers to Iraqi Christian refugees successful / Obama’s social radical pick for Supreme Court confirmation in January?



ISIS Takes Young Christian Boys and Forces Them to Become Jihadists

Nov 11th, 2016 | By

Father Patrick Desbois, a Paris-based Catholic priest who has been helping Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Iraq and Syria said Islamic State jihadists separate families who live in terrorist occupied places by taking away their new born babies and virgin girls, killing their fathers and forcing young boys to plant bombs in

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Christian Girls Saved from ISIS in Iraq

Nov 11th, 2016 | By

Church leaders in the northern region of Iraq thought the area was safe for50 of their female students, but militants from the Islamic State unexpectedly attacked the city in a bid to distract the Iraqi troops from the battle for Mosul. Express reports that seven girls were at a student house near a university when

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ISIS Publicly Crucifies Five Men in Mosul

Nov 10th, 2016 | By

ISIS displayed crucified corpses of five people accused of giving information to “the enemy” in the city of Mosul, in Iraq. In a phone call with Reuters, one resident of Mosul said: “I saw fives corpses of young men which had been crucified at a road junction in east Mosul…The Daesh people (ISIS) hung the

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Ohio Man Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS

Nov 9th, 2016 | By

A 20-year-old man in Ohio was arrested by U.S. authorities for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State. Aaron Travis Daniels, a resident of Columbus, Ohio was arrested on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Daniels, who also went by Harun Muhammad and Abu Yusef, was arrested while

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Iraqi Christians: “Obama abandoned us”

Nov 8th, 2016 | By

The Christian community in Qaraqosh, Iraq, the latest town to be freed from the Islamic State described how ISIS persecuted them by forcing them to pay an enormous tax, convert to Islam or be executed. Many who survived the terror and returned to the town now voice their outrage at President Obama for refusing to

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ISIS Leader Threatens “Rivers of Blood” to Nonbelievers

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, is reportedly hiding out in the city of Mosul and released his first message since 2015. In his message, al-Baghdadi urged followers to wage all-out war and advance the fighting into Saudi Arabia and Turkey. In the recorded message, al-Baghdadi expressed his confidence that the Islamic

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Christians Patiently Prepare to Return Home

Nov 2nd, 2016 | By

As the fight to conquer Mosul rages on, displaced Iraqi Christians are determined to return to their homes in areas that are being liberated from ISIS’s control. Archbishop Bashar Warda, the bishop from Erbil who has led the relief effort during Iraqi Christians’ period of exile, said many of the 100,000 internally displaced people in

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Christian Persecution on the Rise

Oct 31st, 2016 | By

According to European Union’s special enjoy Jay Figel, the persecution of Christians is getting worse and up to 75 percent of the world’s population now lives without religious freedom. In an interview with Premier Christian Radio on October 27, the International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day, Figel said that the majority of the world’s

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