Posts Tagged ‘ The Islamic State ’

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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US: IS Attacks Elsewhere Have Not Shaken Focus on Mosul

Oct 29th, 2016 | By

US: IS Attacks Elsewhere Have Not Shaken Focus on Mosul Efforts by the Islamic State terror group to draw attention away from the Iraqi-led assault on the key northern city of Mosul are having little if any impact, according to U.S. defense and intelligence officials. IS fighters started launching a series of counterattacks hundreds of

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One Allah Akbar flag removed, another raised over church

Oct 26th, 2016 | By

In the midst of fighting in Qaraqosh, Iraq, two priests walked through the doors of their old church, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which has been destroyed and vandalized by Islamic State jihadists.The two priests, followed by members of the Iraqi army, climbed to the top of the church and created a makeshift cross

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ISIS-Sympathizer in Germany Has A Message For Followers

Oct 26th, 2016 | By

Germany-Based ISIS-Sympathizer Malik Fndy Calls on Like-Minded Activists to Take to the Media in Support of ISIS in Mosul. Transcript: Frankfurt-based Syrian activist Malik Fndy recently called upon ISIS supporters to support the organization in the media. “Know that the war is now being waged in the media,” said Fndy, citing the Prophet Muhammad as

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Europe Is At Risk of Lone Wolf Attacks

Oct 24th, 2016 | By

A recent report found that each week, at least one refugee in Europe is suspected of being radicalized by the Islamic State. Fears of lone wolf attacks in Europe have increased since this report revealed refugees at reception centers are impersonating ISIS fighters and welcoming execution videos. In November 2015, Denmark’s Immigration Minister demanded that

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Iraqi Flag Raised Over Church to Celebrate Victory in town Near Mosul

Oct 21st, 2016 | By

On October 20, Iraqi special forces pushed into the traditionally Christian town of Bertella, which is nine miles from Mosul. The assault is part of the wide-scale offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. Members of the Islamic State had spray painted graffiti on the walls of the church and littered the floors with

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New Report Shows ‘Accelerated Targeting’ of Christians in Middle East

Oct 19th, 2016 | By
Islamic State group has again claimed responsibility for the killing of dozens of Christians.

The Middle East continues to witness an enhanced targeting of Christians. “Civil war in Syria and Iraq has unleashed a tidal wave of violent persecution, to the extent that this targeted persecution is now widely recognized around the globe,” cites a report presented by Open Doors UK. An estimated 50% and 80% of Christians have

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