Jul 23 2014
ISIS is marking Christian homes with a Christian symbol much like the Nazis did to the Jews in Germany. Iraqi Christians are begging for help after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region.
Where is the conscience of the world? Where is the United Nations? Where is the American administration to protect peace and justice?” – Yousif Habash, Iraqi-born bishop of the Syriac Catholic Church
FOX News Assyrian Christians, including Chaldean and Syriac Catholics, Syriac Orthodox and followers of the Assyrian Church of the East have roots in present day Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran that stretch back to the time of Jesus Christ. While they have long been a minority and have faced persecution in the past, they had never been driven completely from their homes as has happened in Mosul under ISIS. When the terror group ordered all to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face execution, many chose another option: flight.