CRAPISTAN: Orphaned six-year-old son of Christian parents who were tortured, then burned to death by Muslim mob for alleged blasphemy

Narrating the horrific events that led to the death of his parents, the six-year-old son of the Pakistani Christian couple lynched and burnt to death over alleged blasphemy said his parents were tortured, dragged in the neighborhood tied to a tractor and then thrown in a kiln.

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Tribune  Sajjad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi – brick kiln workers from Chak-59 of Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur – were brutally killed on November 4 for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran. Speaking to Express News after a prayer ceremony held for his parents, the son said the mob attacked their house and beat up his parent before tying them to a tractor and dragging them around in the area. According to his account, the couple was then thrown in the furnace.

Father of Shama, who had been taking care of the children since the incident, said he fears for his and his grandchildren’s lives and is changing locations for safety reasons. Calling for public execution of his daughter’s murderers, the father said strict action should be taken against the culprits. Since the incident took place, police have arrested 40 suspects, however, the main accused is still at large.

Rufin Anthony, the bishop of Islamabad, has denounced the culpable silence of Muslim leaders who have failed to forcefully condemn what is being called “the worst religiously motivated hate crime in Pakistan’s history.”

Summary executions of religious minorities accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has met with complacency and even approval, says Anthony. “In the past,” he said, when vigilantes have taken the law into their own hands, “religious leaders have carefully refrained from expressing words of condemnation. In fact, they have practically encouraged personal vendettas.”

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The Islamic State (ISIS) has destroyed all the churches in Mosul and driven out all the Christians

While France and Australia have opened their doors to Iraqi and Syrian Christian immigrants, Barack Hussein Obama is only allowing Muslims to immigrate to the United States from Iraq and Syria.

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Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to hang for alleged ‘blasphemous’ comments about the Prophet Mohammed, loses her appeal

A Pakistani Christian woman has beeblasphemy-law2n sentenced to hang after she was accused of making ‘blasphemous’ comments about the prophet Mohammed during an argument. While working as a berry picker in 2009, 46-year-old Asia Bibi got into a dispute with a group of Muslim women who objected to her drinking their water because as a Christian she was considered ‘unclean.’

UK Daily Mail (h/t Terry D)  Hours after the incident one of the women reported mother-of-five Ms Bibi to a local cleric, claiming she had made disparaging remarks about the prophet Mohammed during the row. As a result of the allegations, a furious mob arrived at Ms Bibi’s home and savagely beat her and members of her family.  She was later arrested, charged with blasphemy and eventually sentenced to death – with her entire family forced to go into hiding after receiving threats on their lives.

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This week, despite international outrage and hundreds of thousands of people signing a petition for her release, Ms Bibi lost an appeal to have her sentence overturned, meaning she now faces death by hanging. The shocking case hit global headlines after two prominent politicians who tried to help Ms Bibi were assassinated, one by his own bodyguard. Lawyers showered the killer with rose petals when he appeared in court and the judge who convicted him of murder had to flee the country. 

Ms Bibi’s lawyer, Naeem Shakir, said her accusers have contradicted themselves many times since first raising their complaint. Two witnesses allegedly involved in the incident did not appear in court, he said.  A Muslim prayer leader did appear, saying he did not witness the original altercation, but that Ms Bibi had confessed to the supposed crime in front of him.

Ashiq Maseeh, husband of Asia Bibi, along with his daughters Sidra, second left, and Esham, left, speak to Pakistani Minister of Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, right. He was later murdered for defending Asia.

Ashiq Maseeh, husband of Asia Bibi, along with his daughters Sidra, second left, and Esham, left, speak to Pakistani Minister of Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, right. He was later murdered for defending Asia.

Speaking of Ms Bibi’s failed appeal against her death sentence, Mr Shakir said: ‘I was expecting the opposite decision. We will file an appeal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a few days.’ But Gulam Mustafa, the lawyer for the complainant, said the court’s decision was correct. ‘Asia’s lawyer tried to prove that the case was registered on a personal enmity but he failed to prove that,’ he said. 

Human rights groups say Pakistan’s blasphemy law is increasingly exploited by religious extremists as well as ordinary Pakistanis to settle personal scores. The law does not define blasphemy and evidence might not be reproduced in court for fear of committing a fresh offence. There are also no penalties for false accusations.

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Those accused are sometimes lynched on the spot. If they are arrested, police and the courts often allow trials to drag on for years, as in the case of Ms Bibi.  The delays tend to be caused because officials are afraid of being physically attacked if they release anyone they feel had been wrongly accused of blasphemy.

Only one person has been executed since Pakistan imposed a de facto moratorium on executions in 2008. This year has seen a record number of blasphemy cases as well as increasing violence against the accused.  

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Mrs Bibi – a farm worker from rural Punjab – released a memoir called ‘Blasphemy’ last year, in which she described her torment at not knowing how long she has left to live. Talking about how she ended up being accused of blasphemy, she says: ‘I drank water from a well belonging to Muslim women, using ‘their’ cup, in the burning heat of the midday sun.

‘I, Asia Bibi, have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I’m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit-pickers.’

In the book, Mrs Bibi describes how – tired of being considered a second-class citizen simply because of her religion and insulted by constant calls for her to convert to Islam – she decided to stand up to the crowd and defend Christianity. Pushing and shoving ensued, forcing Ms Bibi to flee the scene. 

The daughters of Mrs Bibi pose with an image of their mother who faces death by hanging

The daughters of Mrs Bibi pose with an image of their mother who faces death by hanging

When she returned to work five days later she was attacked again, but this time the crowd were accusing her of having insulted the Prophet Mohammed.  Battered and bruised, Ms Bibi was dragged before the local Islamic teacher who told her the only way she could redeem herself was by converting to Islam. Otherwise, he said, she would face death. 

In November 2010 Ms Bibi was sentenced to death in a Sharia law court, becoming the first woman in Pakistan’s history to be given the death penalty for blasphemy. Over the past four years Ms Bibi has languished in the high-security District Jail Seikhupura, 22 miles north-west of Lahore, before being moved to a more remote prison.

Ms Bibi’s death sentence has drawn international outrage from human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch who say Pakistan’s blasphemy laws amount to form of religious persecution.

 

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ISIS threatens to crucify Lebanon’s Christians as the Islamic State prepares to cross Syria border

LebanonChristians_LGChristians in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley have begun arming themselves in preparation for an ISIS (now known as the Islamic State) offensive as it seeks to expand its territorial control outside of Syria. For Christians, who comprise 20% of Lebanon’s population, it will be fight or flight. 

IB Times  Up to 3,000 militants from the Islamic State and other jihadists occupy the mountain range between Lebanon and Syria near the Sunni town of Arsal.

A woman reacts during a sit-in organised by families of the Lebanese soldiers who were captured by Islamist militants in Arsal, demanding their release in the Lebanese town of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley

A woman reacts during a sit-in organized by families of the Lebanese soldiers who were captured by Islamist militants in Arsal, demanding their release in the Lebanese town of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley

As ISIS seeks to grab land outside of the mountain caves and farms they currently control, Christian volunteers have now created village defence forces to protect against the Sunni militants who have taken up to 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage.

“We are a minority and we are under threat by the jihadists,” Rifaat Nasrallah, a commander of the volunteer guards in the Greek Catholic town of Ras Baalbek, said. “It wasn’t the idea of anyone in particular,” Nasrallah says of the formation of defence units. “The whole village felt in danger so we all agreed it was necessary.”

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“We don’t shoot if we see someone or something moving in the mountains,” said one of the watchmen. “We just call the Army and they investigate.” Ras Baalbek has a population of 15,000 and is  separated from the flashpoint town of Arsal by a range of hills.

“Imagine if Islamic State makes it into Ras Baalbek and they crucify a Christian. It will set Lebanon alight,” a western diplomat in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Times. There are approximately 2.4m Chrisitans in Lebanon, 20% of the total population.

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The terror group has continued to crack down on religious freedom since the announcement of its Islamic “caliphate”, straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border. The Sunni jihadists have taken over Iraq’s largest Christian town of Qaraqosh causing thousands of residents to flee towards Kurdistan region.

They also issued an ultimatum to Christians in the city of Mosul to convert to their radical form of Islam or be forced to either pay a tax, leave the city or be harmed for refusal to convert.

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The city is now reportedly empty of Christians as hundreds of families fled following the ultimatum of death or a historic contract ‒ known as “dhimma”‒ where non-Muslims can receive protection if they pay a fee known as a “jizya.”

ISIS  has now beheaded it’s second of the nineteen hostages taken during the brief occupation of the North Lebanon border town of Arsal.

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ISIS beheading of Lebanese soldier:

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ATTENTION Columbia, S. Carolina BNIers: You need to attend this meeting TODAY at 3PM and speak up

LUTHERAN Group holding forum to foster understanding on Islam, Muslims.

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WISTV  On Sunday, Sept. 28th a community forum on understanding Islam and Muslims will be held in Stravros Hall at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia.  The Community forum will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1000 Wildwood Avenue.

Recently, in efforts to  establish an Islamic state in territory controlled by Syria and Iraq, the extremist terrorist organization, ISIS, have committed many acts of violence including public beheadings. 

“With world attention on turmoil in the Middle East, it’s imperative that the general public and members of the Muslim community understand who we are and where we stand on some of these issues grabbing national headlines,” said Imam Omar Shaheed of the Columbia-based mosque, Masjid As-Salaam.

The Community forum aims to cover topics that include, The Qur’an and its different interpretations, women’s roles in Islam, Muslim and Islam associated violence and various religious landscapes. The Community forum is being sponsored by Masjid As-Salaam and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and is free and open to the public. 

Be sure to take along these quotes from the quran and point out that every Muslim is required to follow these teachings, not just terrorists, and there are no ‘ different interpretations:’

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Islamic State (ISIS) monsters abduct, torture, and rape Christian and other non-Muslim Iraqi women and their children to force them to convert to Islam

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Notorious for having beheaded 3 Westerners in less than a month, the savage Muslims of the Islamic State, having annexed huge swathes of territory across Iraq and Syria, have unleashed a bloody and barbaric trail of terror, torturing and murdering people, and the ugliest element being the abduction, torture, forced conversion and rape of women and children.

Zee News  According to a blog posted by the US State Department, “thousands of women and girls abducted from their families and sold in markets”over the last two months”.

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The blog paints a sad and painful portrait of Iraqi women, who have been taken from their homes in Iraq and subjected to unspeakable atrocities including rape, torture, forced conversion to Islam, kept as sex slaves, etc. Some of them are reportedly forced to watch their children being thrashed badly and raped by the IS extremists until they convert to Islam.

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Citing a plethora of reports, the blog post written by Catherine Russell, goes on to describe the tragic plight of thousands of innocent women, and calls for directing the use of resources and expertise from anti-IS coalition (whose making is in process), to ensure that the women in the captivity of the extremists return safely to their homes.

“Now, as we galvanize an international coalition to work with the newly formed Iraqi government to confront the evil represented by these extremists, we need to ensure ISIL’s horrendous treatment of women and girls is front and center,” reads the blog.

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The blog further cites reports of abduction of some 1,500 to 4,000 women and girls, mainly from Iraqi minorities and regrets how even the young ones of age 12 and 13, too, were auctioned to the IS monsters “like cattle”. “Girls as young as 12 or 13 have been forced to marry extremists or sold to the highest bidder — like cattle at an auction”.  

Reportedly, many women have begged to die rather than to bear with the intolerable trauma and brutality meted out to them by the IS men.

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There is a sea of “heartbreaking and terrifying” stories of such Iraqi women in IS captivity who prefer to die than to live as Islamic State extremists’ concubines.

Explaining how the “de-humanization of women and girls is central to ISIL’s campaign of terror”, the blog recommends the newly formed Iraqi government and the international coalition being formed to hold discussions on how to ensure the safe return of “those who have been abducted and trafficked.”

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Christians in the Islamic State (ISIS) Caliphate: Going, going….soon to be all gone…but to where?

Is Barack Hussein Obama allowing these persecuted Christians refugees to immigrate to America? NO, but France is, Australia is. Obama continues to import a never-ending flood of Muslim refugees from terrorist states like like Somalia and Yemen. Not to worry, he says the “Islamic State has nothing to with Islam.”

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The lightning advances of the Islamic State across Syria and Iraq in June shocked the world. But it’s not just the group’s military victories that have garnered attention — it’s also the pace with which its members have begun to carve out a viable sharia state. As the soldiers of the Islamic State continue in their effort to build up institutions in the north central Syrian city of Raqqa, the Hisbah, or religious police, are tasked with enforcing a particularly harsh form of Sharia law.

VICE News visits the Sharia courts where those accused of infractions are sentenced to harsh penalties, including death by crucifixion. But the courts don’t just handle crime. Citizens can bring all manners of complaints, including family disputes, and see the Islamic State’s form of justice doled out. A section of the court specifically set up for Christians, where the Islamic State discusses its treatment of minorities, and sees a former Armenian Catholic Church that has been converted into an Islamic center.

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Islamic terrorists kill 350 more Christians in just one week

A bible college in Nigeria and other churches have temporarily closed after Boko Haram attacks in the area have killed more than 350 Christians in one week. (Hey Moochelle, how about another hashtag?)

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Christian Headlines  Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) President Samuel Dali sent an emergency prayer message out to supporters, saying that the church is threatened. Islamic extremists insurgents are trying to impose Islamic law throughout Nigeria.

“Boko Haram violence has been getting worse every day, and our members are fleeing the area by the thousands,” Dali said. “Recent attacks in Borno and Adamawa states where are our churches are located have seen Boko Haram take over the Army base. As a result, about 350 Christians have been killed.”

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The EYN headquarters in Kwarhi could be attacked, he said. “Every night at the EYN headquarters, our staff and their families go to bed with hearts bound in fear for their lives,” Dali said. “This has forced them to be prepared to flee at any time of the night in an event an attack occurs during the hours of darkness.”

“The survivors are running, while others have been running to mountains to take refuge. We are closing Kulp Bible College for now. Pray for us please,” a pastor with EYN said.

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Palestinian Church forced out of East Jerusalem because of Muslim intimidation, persecution, and harassment

churchvandalizedSeven years of harassment and attacks by Muslims have finally forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem out of their building, church leaders said. The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church, under Holy Land Missions, moved out of their building in the Shofat area of Jerusalem in July after Islamists threatened their landlord. They are looking for a safe, permanent place to meet.

imagesMorning Star News  (h/t Susan K) Pastor Steven Khoury said he was emotionally torn when he handed over the keys. The persecution was difficult but had also been a catalyst for spiritual development, he said. “It was very emotional, because a lot of our people really started to grow there,” he said. “Most of the growth happened in Shofat because of the persecution.”

The persecution started almost immediately after the congregation moved into the building in a predominantly Muslim area in 2007. Within 10 days of starting meetings and worship services, a Muslim who lived close to the church building attacked a member with a knife. Then someone tried to set the building on fire, likely with a Molotov cocktail, Khoury said. “It only burned a few of our playground sets and didn’t reach the building,” he said.

This sign in Bethlehem greets Christian worshippers coming to visit their Christian holy sites.

This sign in Bethlehem greets Christian worshippers coming to visit their Christian holy sites.

Next came the vandalism – first cars parked at the church building were damaged, then the property, and finally there were physical attacks on children coming to church gatherings. “These were all spread out over a two- or three-year period, to let us know that we were not welcome there,” Khoury said.

When the local government accepted a request in late 2008 to put up a road sign identifying the location of the church building, things “really escalated,” Khoury said. “When we did that, it took everything to the next level. The landlords were now being threatened. The landlords were being told, ‘How dare you do this, this is a disgrace to Islam. If you don’t do anything about this, we will.’”

Eventually the landlord succumbed to the pressure, and the 110-member congregation had to leave the building. The departure last month was not the first time Muslims angry about their activities have forced the Jerusalem congregation to leave a building they were using for ministry. It has happened twice before.

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In 2006, Holy Land Missions had to leave a building in the Beit Hanina area of East Jerusalem, which, like Shofat, is a Muslim-majority area. In 2004, when the group rented the building, church vehicles were vandalized, a sign identifying the church was torn down twice and the building was subjected to repeated vandalism and break-ins, Khoury said. By comparison, Khoury doesn’t remember any other building near the church property being vandalized.

Church administrator Hany Khayo said persecution has been constant “I have been here since 2004, and every day we have a story,” Khayo said. “[They persecute us] because we believe in one God, because we believe that Jesus is our Lord and we ask everyone to have God’s love,” Khayo said.

Eventually the landlord of the Beit Hanina building began receiving threats from his fellow Muslims, and the church had to leave after only two years.

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Muslim terrorists behead a 6-year-old boy because he was a Christian

imagesThe attack occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State – a predominately Christian community, according to Voice of the Martyrs. Over 100 Islamic terrorists descended upon the village, slaughtering men, women, and children.

Christian Today  Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed Christians and Shiite Muslims across Borno and Yobe States in an increasingly deadly campaign to establish an extremist, Sunni Muslim reign. The assault on Attagara occurred as Sunday church services were beginning, according to Voice of the Martyrs (VOM). Boko Haram slashed the villagers with machetes, and fired upon them with assault weapons.

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One villager, Sawaltha Wandala, was arriving at church for the second service when he saw children being massacred. One six-year-old boy had been slashed and thrown into a ditch, but he was alive. Wandala picked him up and was carrying him to a hospital in Cameroon, when he was stopped by five of the militants.

The men reportedly took the child from Wandala’s arms and beheaded him, then began beating the 55-year-old with tree branches. After striking him in the head with a rock, they left him for dead.

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Two days later the militants returned, attacking Attagara and other villages in Gwoza. VOM reported that approximately 200 people were killed in the two-day assaults.

John Yakuba and his family survived the Attagara attacks and fled to Cameroon, but Yakuba returned to their home to retrieve their animals and some of their belongings. The family faced starvation at a refugee camp, and Yakuba hoped to sell the animals to support them.

Boko Haram members saw Yakuba entering his home, however, and captured him. “We know you’re John,” they said to him, according to VOM. “You must convert to Islam or else you will die a painful death.” When Yakuba refused to denounce Christ, they tied his arms and legs to a tree, and hacked his hands with a knife.

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“Can you become a Muslim now?” the militants asked. “You can kill my body, but not my soul,” Yakubu cried out. The men continued to cut his feet and back with a machete and knife to torture him. “We will show you,” they said. Yakuba’s head was slashed, and an axe was driven into his knee, reaching the bone. He lost consciousness and was left tied to the tree for three days before someone found him, after which he was taken to the hospital in a coma. He survived.

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Sorry, guys, Barack Hussein Obama isn’t taking in Iraqi Christian refugees, he only wants Muslims in America

Iraqi Christians are desperate to leave Iraq, where they are being threatened with death if they refuse to convert to Islam. France and Australia have opened their doors to these Christians. America has not.

More than half of Iraq’s Christians have fled their country since the start of the war. Many of them are still not returning home because of sectarian violence targeting Christians. The last official Iraqi census in 1987 showed almost 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Now, a U.S. State Department report says that number may have dropped to close to one third of that at 500,000. Many Iraqi Christians have now settled in Jordan.

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IRAQI CHRISTIANS take up arms to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS)

4688871_1582208-viTired of being slaughtered like sheep and chased from a place they have called home for two millennia, some Christian groups in northern Iraq have decided to take up arms to defend their place in the war-torn country from the terror of ISIS.; ‘Talking about Jesus and peace is not enough,’ they say.

Christian Post  Henry Sarkis, 44, an official with the Assyrian Patriotic Party which is one of several Assyrian political organizations in Iraq, told National Geographic that his party has armed and dispatched 40 of its members to join the Kurdish Peshmerga, the official security force of the Kurdistan Regional Government, in fighting ISIS in Iraq’s northwest.

(PHOTO: REUTERS) Volunteers have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the Sunni militants from the Islamic State

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Volunteers have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the Sunni militants from the Islamic State

“We keep talking about Jesus and peace, and now we’ve reached the point where it’s not enough,” Sarkis told National Geographic from his party’s headquarters in Dahuk, Iraq. “The age of waiting for the Peshmerga to take back territory while we sit is over. We took the decision that, with our limited abilities, we will try to participate.”

Sarkis says the mostly symbolic move is the “first wave,” and the group of Christian fighters have taken on the name Dukha, which means “sacrifice” in Assyrian. His party, says Sarkis, bought weapons with money donated by members in the diaspora and they are looking to raise more money to get more arms. Their main focus in the fight, he says, is to secure territory as the Peshmerga advances against ISIS.

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Christians taking up arms in Iraq stands in stark contrast to the passive victim profile they have been known for since 2003 and is likely to make them more of a target. Sarkis, however, isn’t worried as he believes embracing a fighting life is much better than accepting a passive death. “We’re being killed in our homes, so why not defend ourselves? Then even if we die, we die with dignity,” he said. “We didn’t want to reach this point — we just want to live in our areas.”

Christians make up less than 1 percent of Iraq’s population, according to the CIA, and their numbers have dwindled from about 1.5 million in 2003 to less than 500,000 today.

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In Mosul, which was overrun by ISIS militants in June, Duraid Tobiya, 53, an Assyrian from the city said about 40 of the 8,000 to 10,000 Christians that once lived there still remain. And those that remain barely count. ISIS militants exempted them from an edict to convert to Islam, pay a tax or die after they were found to be too sick, too old or too poor to obey the order.

“I’m from Mosul — this is the first time I’ve been displaced,” said Tobiya. “I lived through everything else that happened in Mosul, but it’s all very different from what’s happening now.”

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Tobiya has no faith in the Peshmerga or the Iraqi Army to protect Christians from ISIS because both forces once abandoned their duty to protect Christians and other minorities from ISIS attacks.

He now only sees two options to the problems Christians face in Iraq: “Either mass emigration or an internationally protected safe zone. We have no other options. We are against emigration, because we are not only the sons of this country but its original inhabitants.”

“We must protect ourselves — and also have international protection,” he said.

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How bad is the genocidal Islamic terror state of ISIS? These Muslim savages are beheading, crucifying and burying Christian children alive, creating a Christian Holocaust in the Middle East

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ISIS is now beheading children and crucifying youths in their genocidal war against Christians, Yazidis, and whomever else is standing in the way of the caliphate.

Examiner  As many as 350,000 Christians in Syria, Iraq, and other areas of the Middle-east that have fallen to the army ant-like advance of the Islamist terror group known as ISIS, ISIL, or simply IS – The Islamic State – are in “imminent danger” of being murdered in the most horrific fashion for refusing to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ or convert to the ISIS brand of Islam.

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The onslaught of the terrorist horde has been so brutal that even the vaunted Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, long extremely capable military allies of the United States in northern Iraq, have been defeated. The city of Qaraqoush, the largest Christian community in Iraq, and four suburbs have fallen to ISIS along with Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and home to the Mosul dam which has also come under ISIS control.

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The UN estimates that up to 50,000 Christians and members of the Yazidi minority, along with Shia and Sufi Muslims, have fled to Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq. The mountain is completely surrounded by ISIS terrorists and the terrified civilians have been issued an ultimatum: Convert or die. There have been reports that ISIS has offered to let some Christians live if they paid a religious “jizya” tax, but when they came forward with the money they were robbed and murdered anyway.

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In an interview with CNN, Chaldean-American businessman  Mark Arabo tells of entire cities in Northern Iraq where Christians have been evacuated ahead of the most horrifically barbaric ethnic cleansing since the Crusades. Arabo says tens of thousands of Christians have already fallen to the bloody sword of ISIS terrorists. Christian men and boys are crucified and/or beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam; but only after being forced to watch their wives, daughters, and sisters raped and beheaded first.

A Christian Holocaust is in our midst. We are actually calling this a Christian genocide… Day by day, it is getting worse and worse. More children are being beheaded. Mothers are being raped and killed. Fathers are being hung. Right now, 300,000 Christians are fleeing Iraq and living in neighboring cities. They are absolutely killing every Christian they see. This is absolutely a genocide in every sense of the word. They want everyone to convert, and they want sharia law to be the law of the land.

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SYRIA: More beheadings of Christians, one a Catholic priest, by al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups in June of 2013 (WARNING: Extremely Graphic)

bloody-knifeRegular BNI readers have seen this, but for all the new people who have found their way to BNI because of the beheading of an American journalist, here are a few you probably missed: Three Christians were beheaded, one of them a Catholic priest, Franciscan Father Francois Murad, now confirmed by the Vatican, whom the terrorists accused of collaborating with the Assad regime.

Catholic.org (h/t Paul P)  This should make it clear to Christians around the world what jihadists are about. Make no mistake. Catholics and Christians around the globe are under dire threat, particularly from the spread of militant Islam. Until the threat is recognized and taken seriously, martyrdoms like this will continue. Apparently Father Murad is the first one beheaded in the below video.

Listen to the “Allahu Akbars” of the cheering crowd of spectators. Families bring their children to watch the gruesome beheadings by al-Qaeda-linked ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra. The dull knife used is a trademark of al-Qaeda.

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