British Muslims join Islamic State terrorist army

While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to die

A darker Iraq: Light of Christian faith going out fast

Top U.S. military officer: ISIS has ‘apocalyptic end-of-days vision’ that must be defeated

Force alone cannot stop ‘religious cleansing’ in Mideast, custos says

Pope to Iraqi president: ‘I appeal to you with my heart full of pain’

Iraqi TV host cries over plight of Christians

Suffering of Christians by ISIS terrorists is ‘unbelievable and makes me cry,’ says Open Doors field worker

The growing worldwide threat to religious freedom

Missionaries: ‘Refugees in Iraq turning to Christ amid Islamic attacks’

Muslim terrorist group ISIS to America: ‘We will drown all of you in blood’

National Black Pro-Life Coalition oppose persecution of Christians in Muslim nations

Despite U.S. claims, Yazidis say crisis is not over

Protecting Christians and Yazidis: Elusive religious freedom

UN accuses ISIS militants of ‘barbaric’ sexual violence; says humanitarian crisis in Iraq has reached its highest level

Forgetting the Christians: Can Christians ever be the victims of genocide?

Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: “Child I baptized cut in half by ISIS”

Egypt’s top Muslim leader condemns Islamic state: Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam denounces ‘bloody group’

Knights of Columbus set up fund to provide relief to Christians fleeing Iraq

Iraq Yazidi: “My people may soon be gone”

ISIS selling Christian women as sex slaves

Priest from Nineveh: ‘Christianity is finished in Iraq’

Four stories you need to know: Airstrikes in Iraq, Planned Parenthood scandal, and more

Militants execute hundreds of minorities in Iraq, official says

Detroit-area Iraqi Americans fear for Iraqi Christians

Fact checker: Is ISIS beheading children in Iraq?

Pope sends envoy to Iraq to deliver message of support and aid embattled Christians

Plight of persecuted Christians raised in Scottish Parliament

ISIS seizes Iraq’s Christian capital: Qaraqosh

ISIS and the growth of early Islam

Pope Francis urges protection for Iraqi Christians as exodus continues

Chaldean Christian leader: ISIS ‘systematically beheading’ children in Iraq

Iraq Christians flee as Islamic State takes Qaraqosh

Isis takes Iraq’s largest Christian town of Qaraqosh

Iraqi militants seize several Christian villages

ISIS exterminating minorities in Iraq

Isis is on the verge of expelling northern Iraq’s religious minorities

Arab Christians: “Convert, Pay, Die” or Flee

U.S. Chaldeans decry ‘genocide’ of Iraqi Christians, rally for aid

Islamic extremists impose reign of terror on Iraq

Bishops urge David Cameron to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians

Don’t close your eyes: Iraq is torturing and purging Christians

    The Federalist: To listen to the news, one would think that the only grave problems in the world right now are Vladimir Putin, Israeli war crimes in Gaza, the humanitarian crisis on the southern U.S. border, and the possibility of Ebola reaching the West. Granted, those are all huge concerns—in part because those stories as presented are riddled with questionable assumptions and relevant omissions—but there is another story of the world in meltdown: the Christian purge in Iraq.


  • Posted: 08/01/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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As persecution of faithful rises, so does the religious response

Is anyone answering Iraqi Christians’ cries for help?

All 45 Christian institutions in Mosul destroyed or occupied by ISIS

Why no one cares about the Christians of Mosul

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

Religious leader looks to west for help for Iraqi Christians

ISIS takes over 4th century monastery as Iraqi Christians flee

ISIS destroys Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, as militant violence continues

Why rumors of a massive order by ISIS to mutilate women are probably false

Losing our religion: The death of Christian Mosul

UN: Islamic state militants order female genital mutilation in Iraq

Mosul Christian: Thanks for changing your #WeAreN photo

ISIS robs Christians fleeing its edict in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

    The Daily Beast: After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.


  • Posted: 07/23/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.thedailybeast.com

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ISIS militants ‘seize Iraq monastery and expel monks’

Christians not healthy enough to flee Mosul after death threat renounce faith for Islam ‘just to stay alive’

Christians given ultimatum in Iraq: Convert, pay taxes, or die

ISIS forces last Iraqi Christians to flee Mosul

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice

Christians given ultimatum in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

Religious freedom in peril

The tragic exodus of Iraq’s Christians

ISIS terror group declares Caliphate in Iraq, Syria; Nails 9 men to cross for rebellion

“They want to cleanse the Christians:” 10,000 flee Christian communities in Northern Iraq as ISIS takes over Mosul, says UNHCR

In face of ISIS advance, many Iraqi Christians insist on staying put

    Huffington Post: Across the street from a Christian church in this quiet northern Iraqi town, Mounir Behram sits down for lunch with his family. He works as an armed guard protecting the church, an easy job on most days. But now, hardline Sunni extremists — infamous for targeting those who don’t conform to their brand of Islam — control nearby Mosul, the country’s second-largest city. He is plagued by worries that the extremists will invade this predominantly Christian town.


  • Posted: 06/25/2014
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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Iraq’s beleaguered Christians make final stand on the Mosul frontline

In Iraq, Christians flee homes amid brutal conflict

Thousands of Christians flee as ISIS militants burn, loot churches in captured Iraqi city

Saeed Abedini, Hobby Lobby owners honored at SBC for religious freedom commitment

Christian refugees – Growing crisis around the world

NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq

Archbishop: Probably there is not one Christian now left in Mosul