Iraqi Christians are systematically tortured and killed, adult men are being brutally circumcised, and whipped for drinking wine by ISIS savages

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Iraqi Christians are reportedly being tortured in local churches by the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Iraq. A Christian resident from the ISIS-held city of Mosul, told the Sunday Times: “These two churches are being used as prisons and for torture.

IB Times  Three of the Christian prisoners died because they were sick and nobody cared for them.” The man, known as Abu Aasi, claims that Christian prisoners in the churches are being forced to convert and that Islamic State have been “breaking all the crosses and statues of Mary”.

Thousands of Christians have fled Mosul since the city was seized by Islamic State in August 2014, leaving the city nearly devoid of Christians for the first time in more than 2,000 years.

Faced with the prospect of conversion, paying a special tax or execution, up to 20,000 Christians reportedly fled Mosul in just 45 days, according to a UN report. Islamic State’s determination to impose its radical interpretation of Shariah law has left many local civilians living in fear.

Photos have been released by Islamic State showing the harsh measures being imposed by the extremist group. Images show three men being whipped for drinking wine in Iraq. According to the local Islamic State media branch, the punishment took place in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk.

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The photos show a large crowd of men, including a number of young boys, stand in a circle watching the punishment. Several of the crowd are holding the black flag of Islamic State whilst a number of Islamic State fighters stand guard.

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Kneeling on a large green patterned carpet, the three men are shown with their hands unbound, resting on their laps. All three of the men appear to be in their late 40s and can be seen staring down at the ground.

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A masked Islamic State fighter, wearing all black clothes is pictured whipping each man a number of times. The whip appears to be about half an arm’s length in size and made of leather. Secured with black tape, the tails of the whip are shown connecting sharply with the covered skin of each man.

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Photos have also emerged of a man accused of adultery, being whipped in the Syrian town of Manbij. The photos shows a bearded Islamic State fighter, reading out the crimes of the accused over a microphone. The man is shown with his robe pulled over his head to reveal his back. Leaning against a pickup truck, the man is whipped by an Islamic State fighter.

Like the photos of the three men in Kirkuk being whipped for drinking wine, the final photo shows the adulterer embracing Islamic State fighter who read out his crimes.

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IB Times  Canon Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq, has warned Christians in the country that the end of the religion in the country appears “very near”.

Christians in Iraq must convert, pay a tax or be killed, members of the Iraq State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have said.

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The majority of Christian people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul fled when the announcement was made by the militant group last week. But Canon White has said they are trapped in the desert or on the streets with nowhere to go, and appealed for more help to counter the threat from Islamist militants.

“Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off.

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“Are we seeing the end of Christianity? We are committed come what may, we will keep going to the end, but it looks as though the end could be very near.”

The vicar is in London this weekend to speak about the crisis and raise awareness of the need to provide more help to the persecuted minority. “The Christians are in grave danger. There are literally Christians living in the desert and on the street. They have nowhere to go,” he said.

As many as one million Christians had been living in Iraq prior to the US-led invasion in 2003; the majority in areas like Mosul where the communities date back to the first centuries of Christianity. There are now thought to be much fewer than half that number. (See Below)

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CANADA rewrites the book on asylum for refugees from war-torn Syria

Canada will now give first priority to Syrian refugees from ‘religious minorities’…NOT MUSLIMS!

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Refugee advocacy organizations in Canada have been asking the government to take in 10,000 more Syrians over the next two years, and the UN says it is in dire need of assistance as the civil war intensifies. Canada has agreed to open its doors..but with a unique stipulation…ONLY refugees from religious minorities, especially Christians, will be allowed to immigrate. 

Naturally the UN and Muslim advocacy groups have their panties in a bunch over this. The UNHCR’s policy on refugees says a resettlement state determines the “size and composition” of who and how many refugees it accepts, and “therefore has full control with respect to decisions on individual cases.”

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Four Iraqi Christian kids beheaded after refusing to convert to Islam, telling ISIS: “No, we love Jesus.”

Four Iraqi Christian children, who were all beheaded by the Islamic State, refused to betray Jesus and graciously died in his name when the ISIS militants gave them one last chance to say the Islamic words of conversion, Rev. Canon Andrew White revealed.

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Christian Post  In an interview last week with the Christian Broadcast Network published on the Orthodox Christian Network, White, who is the only Anglican vicar in Iraq and is know as “The Vicar of Baghdad,” detailed the plight of Christians in Iraq and recounted two instances when Islamic State’s forceful conversions directly pulled the strings of his heart.

Speaking on ISIS’ brutal mistreatment of religious minorities, White recounted the recent incident when ISIS militants beheaded four kids, all of whom were under the age of 15, when the kids refused to say that they would follow the Prophet Muhammad and told the ISIS fighters that they will always “love” and “follow” Jesus.

“ISIS turned up and they said to the children, ‘you say the words that you will follow Muhammad.’ The Children, all under 15, four of them, they said, ‘no, we love Yasua [Jesus]. We have always loved Yasua. We have always followed Yasua. Yasua has always been with us.'” White said. “[The Militants] said, ‘say the words!’ [The Children] said, ‘no, we can’t do that.’ They chopped all their heads off.”

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POPE IN TURKEY prays at mosque but ignores Muslim slaughter of Christians in the Muslim world

The BBC reported that the Pope visited the Blue Mosque in Istanbul as part of a three-day visit to Turkey. According to the BBC, the Pope offered a moment of “silent prayer…next to the Grand Mufti.” The BBC man said that it was, “a moment of rich symbolism in terms of the inter-faith dialogue” that the Pope is trying to promote. And it certainly was! 

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Enza Ferreri  For some reason the BBC didn’t see fit to report on the Pope’s visit to the Orthodox Christian basilica of Hagia Sophia. The basilica was converted into a Mosque following the Turkish invasion and occupation of Constantinople in 1453, and is now a museum.

This is a pattern that Muslims have followed throughout history after invading other peoples’ land in order to show the supremacy of their religion – see also the conversion into a mosque of the Basilica of John the Baptist in Damascus, and the Dome of the Rock, located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The rock at the heart of the Dome, called the Foundation Stone, has great significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims, and the Dome is believed to have been built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple.

Of course, as all good jihadis will tell you, the conquest of Constantinople was foretold by Muhammad, the founder of the “religion of peace”, who promised the Muslims that, after stealing the Christian city of Constantinople, with Allah’s help they would steal Rome as well. A promise that the Islamic State, those “hijackers of the peaceful religion of Islam”, would like to realise.

0,,18101279_303,00The Turkish paper Hurriyet Daily News, however, did report on the Pope’s visit to Hagia Sophia from which two points stand out for me. Firstly, that “the Pope left Hagia Sophia without praying,” and, secondly, that “the Islamic call of prayer from the speakers of nearby mosques was heard in the historic building.” A visit rich in symbolism indeed! 

Why didn’t (or couldn’t) the Pope say a prayer in what was for centuries a Christian place of worship? Would it have caused the Muslim Turks offence for a Christian to make any sort of a claim on a building that they stole from Christians? 

3fa6e27ce7b6cf2e660f6a7067005fc6Secondly, why was the Islamic call to prayer played from the speakers while the Pope was in Hagia Sophia? Was it by coincidence that the Pope’s visit to the basilica coincided with it? If so, it is a rather common coincidence. It reminded me of the Mass that the same Pope held during his visit to the Holy Land, which was similarly interrupted by the loud playing of the Islamic call to prayer. It’s funny how the call to prayer always coincides with events like these. For those who don’t know, these are the words of that prayer: 

Allah is Greater! Allah is Greater!
Allah is Greater! Allah is Greater!
I witness that there is no god but Allah.
I witness that there is no god but Allah.
I witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
I witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
Come to worship. Come to worship.
Come to success. Come to success.
Allah is Greater! Allah is Greater!

The problem with Muslim-Christian “inter-faith dialogue” is that the aim of the “dialogue” is almost always nebulous but it does nothing to resolve the tough issues such as Muslim persecution of Christians around the world which (silly me) I would have thought was the point of “dialogue”. 

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Rather than tackling the root cause of such persecution – the Islamic texts – the “dialogue” revolves around deflecting blame from those texts to things like “hunger and poverty” or “Islamophobia”; or else yammering on about what Christians and Muslims have in common, for example the fact that both groups reverence Mary or that both groups believe that Jesus had a miraculous birth and performed miracles. That’s all good and well but it ignores the fact that Muslim persecution of Christians does not originate from Muslim and Christian unawareness of the fact that they both share similar beliefs, nor from “Islamophobia”, hunger or poverty. 

The problem stems from Islamic supremacism which is writ large in Islamic law and psychology, and which in turn originates from the texts of Islam.  While Christians are taught to be humble, Muslims are taught the supremacism of Islam over other religions, which explains why, after invading other peoples’ land (which it is their divine right to do), they find it difficult not to commandeer other peoples’ places of worship for Allah. 

53FB20B9-473C-4C17-A7A1-AB55E561451B_mw1024_s_n It explains why, when a Christian man has the audacity to marry a Muslim woman, the Muslim mind sees fit to punish all Christians in the area for that “crime”. Since in Islamic law Muslim men are free to marry Christian and Jewish women, why should Christian or Jewish men marrying Muslim women cause such reactions?

Well, it is because the former is meant to ensure that the number of Muslims increases in a society since the children of such unions are invariably raised as Muslims. The latter cannot be allowed because it would mean that the children of such unions (following the religion of the father) would be Christians or Jews, and the number of Muslims in the society would decrease. The notion that Christians and Jews share an equality with Muslims is foreign to Islamic law.

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Pope with radical Islamist president of Turkey, Recep Erdogan

Christians, like the Pope, following their teacher’s command to be humble believe that they are building good will with their Muslims counterparts, but fail to see that Muslims, following Muhammad’s teaching that they are the best people (Qur’an 3:110), while Jews and Christians are the “worst of created beings” (Qur’an 98: 6), view Christian obeisance towards them as being in the normal order of things, and not something that requires any sort of reciprocity. 

The Pope’s visit won’t stop the Turkish government supporting the Islamic State by, for example, allowing them to use Turkish territory to launch attacks. 

But none of that really matters anyway, because ending wrongdoing on the part of Muslims, through an honest examination and repudiation of certain ideas in the Islamic texts, is not the point of “inter-faith dialogue”.

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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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Decapitated head of the 6-year-old

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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John Yakubu

“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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