GERMANY must segregate Christian refugees as Muslim invader violence against them escalates

crownthornpersecutionChristian migrants in German asylum centres are living under persistent threat, with many fearing for their lives as the Muslim migrant population attempts to enforce Sharia law in their new host nation. “Where We Are, There Is The Sharia, There Is Our Law.” The situation is so bad that Christians claim they live like “prisoners” in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East.

The few Christian refugees live in fear

The few Christian refugees live in fear

Breitbart  In the German state of Thuringia, Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow, one of the multiculturalists driving and celebrating the migrant crisis, has been forced to initiate a policy of separating and segregating different cultures as soon as they arrive in Europe.

“In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely according to my religion,” says Said, a Christian who fled persecution in his native country.

“But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian in my home for asylum seekers. I will be threatened,” he told Germany language paper Die Welt.


This year Germany prepares to absorb a million people in just twelve months – one per cent of its entire population – from numerous, diverse and alien cultures.

“We must rid ourselves of the illusion that all those who arrive here are human rights activists,” says Max Klingberg of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), who has worked with refugees for 15 years. “Among the new arrivals is not a small amount of religious intensity, it is at least at the level of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.

Said is living in an asylum centre in southern Brandenburg, near the border with Saxony. “They wake me before dawn during Ramadan and say I should eat before the sun comes up. If I refuse, they say I’m a kuffar, an unbeliever. They spit at me… They treat me like an animal. And threaten to kill me.”“… They are also all Muslims,” he adds.


Gottfried Martens, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Trinity in Berlin-Steglitz, has around 600 Afghanis and Iranians in his church, most of whom he baptised himself. “Almost all have big problems in their homes,” says Martens. “Devout Muslims teach their view, that here [in Germany] there is the Sharia, and then there is our law.”

He told Die Welt that the Christian refugees are often stopped from using kitchens to prepare food in asylum centres, and are constantly bullied for not praying five times a day to Mecca. Martens continues: “And [the Christians] ask the question: What happens when the devout Muslim refugees leave the refugee center, must we continue hiding ourselves as Christians in the future in this country?”


Said’s fear is not unfounded. On the 14th of September German police in the town of Hemer revealed in a statement that an Eritrean Christian and his wife – who was eight months pregnant – had been hospitalised after being brutally attacked with a glass bottle by Algerian Muslims. The man had been wearing a wooden crucifix, which had “insulted” the Algerians.

In September, Syrian refugees rioted in the town of Suhl when an Afghan man tore a few pages out of the Koran. Last week during Ramadan, in Baden-Württemberg Ellwangen, there was a mass brawl between Christians, Yazidis and Muslims, and just this weekend migrant violence erupted as hundreds fought in the city of Kassel, leaving 14 injured.

Where are all the women and children?

Single Muslim men of military age dominate 

A young Syrian from Erstaufnahmelager in Giessen, who has reported threats against him, said he is concerned that among the refugees are followers of the Islamic State (IS): “They shout Quranic verses. These are words that IS shouts before they cut off people’s heads. I cannot stay here. I am a Christian,” he said

Die Welt even reports a case of a Christian family from Iraq who was housed in a refugee camp in Bavarian Freising. The family lived like “prisoners” in Germany, they said, so returned to Mosul in Iraq. The father told a TV crew how Syrian Islamists had attacked them in Germany: “You have my wife yelled at and beaten. My child they say… We will kill you and drink your blood.”

Christian refugees don't leave their women and children behind

Christian refugees don’t leave their women and children behind

Simon Jacob of the Central Council of the Eastern Christians said that stories like this no longer surprise him: “I know a lot of reports of Christian refugees who are under attack. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

“The number of unreported cases is high. We must expect further conflicts that bring the refugees from their homeland to Germany. Between Christians and Muslims. Between Shiites and Sunnis. Between Kurds and extremists. Between Yazidis and extremists,” he said.

h/t Vlad Tepes


MUSLIM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES decides to deport 12 Iraqi Chaldean Christians seeking asylum here after they fled the Islamic State (ISIS)

hqdefaultAt the same time, Barack Hussein Obama is trying to bring in up to 200,000 Syrian Muslim so-called ‘refugees,’ but apparently has decided there is no room in America for 12 Chaldean Christians who are being persecuted and slaughtered in Iraq by ISIS. What’s more, Chaldean leaders in the US were advised by the attorneys representing the Christian ‘detainees’ NOT TO COMMENT on their deportation. Or what?


WND  Nearly half of the 27 Iraqi Christians the Obama administration has been holding for the past six months at an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, California, are set to be deported in coming weeks, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday.

An immigration judge ordered their removal in the last two weeks, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said. She declined to provide specific information about why the immigrants are being deported and where they will be taken. If the Christians are sent back to Iraq they will face almost certain death.


The 27 Iraqi Christians — also known as Chaldeans — have been detained in Otay for about six months as their immigration cases proceeded, activists and family members told the San Diego Union-TribuneThe Chaldeans were detained by immigration authorities after they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border through the San Ysidro Port of Entry without documentation several months ago.

Iraq is home to one of the most ancient Christian communities, evangelized by the Apostle Thomas not long after the time of Jesus. It was home to 1.5 million Christians under Saddam Hussein but after the U.S. invaded in 2003, al-Qaida started bombing churches and kidnapping prominent Christian leaders. The attacks became more fierce after al-Qaeda in Iraq morphed into ISIS and the country has been virtually emptied of its Christian population since then.


Thousands of Chaldeans have fled Iraq, escaping fierce persecution at the hands of terrorists fighting for the Islamic State. Many of their men who refuse to convert to Islam have been beheaded or otherwise killed while their wives and daughters have been sold into sex slavery. Tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes and live in hiding, afraid to even show up at United Nations’ refugee camps, where they often find themselves the victims of further abuse by Muslims.

The pending deportation of these 12 detainees comes as two Iraqi women were arrested on suspicion of fraudulently seeking asylum in the U.S., a federal crime that comes with a penalty of up to five years in custody and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. 

Iraqi Chaldean Christians rally in support of 27 Chaldeans being held at an ICE detention center in California.

Iraqi Chaldean Christians rally in support of 27 Chaldeans being held at an ICE detention center in California.

At the same time the Obama administration deporting Christians, it has over the years allowed in countless Muslim migrants from Africa and the Middle East who crossed the Southern border the same way the Chaldeans did.

The U.S. has large Chaldean Catholic communities in Detroit and San Diego. Chaldean families have held regular demonstrations in support of the 27 detainees, the majority of whom have family who are U.S. citizens, but on Monday they were told by government officials they’d better not comment on the issue.


Obama’s Justice Department has also gone after the nation’s most successful Chaldean Christian immigration attorney, Robert Dekelaita, 52, of Glenview, Illinois.

DeKelaita has helped thousands of Christians escape the jihadist-inspired violence of Iraq, Egypt and Syria going back to 2001. For his efforts, he was indicted last year on charges of immigration fraud. DeKelaita maintains his innocence and is still awaiting trial.

In an interview with WND last month, DeKelaita said Chaldean-Americans are some of the hardest working of all immigrants. Many in Detroit are successful businessmen who employ hundreds in the convenience store and hospitality industries. (Obama only wants muslims from the Middle East who spend their lives on welfare)




NEW ZEALAND: Religious ‘tolerance’ concert banned from Nelson Cathedral because of ‘Islamic’ content

1441935657864-1A concert including the Islamic Call to Prayer has been turned away from Nelson’s cathedral after its Dean, Nick Kirk (photo right) said it “was anti- Christian.” The decision has disappointed Nelson Civic Choir, particularly as the concert was about promoting religious ‘tolerance.’ (That’s the problem – Muslims are NOT tolerant and are openly hostile to any religion but their own)

STUFF.Co  Nelson Civic Choir president Wim Oosterhoff felt the Christ Church Cathedral dean’s decision to not host a performance of The Armed Man was “ironic”, and showed religious intolerance. (No, the only intolerance comes from Islam)

hrist Church Cathedral in Nelson.

Christ Church Cathedral in Nelson

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is a contemporary anti-war composition, dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis and is based on the Catholic Mass, and includes texts from other religious and historical sources, including the call to prayer, the Bible and the ancient Sanskrit Mahabharata as well as secular writers including Rudyard Kipling.

“It’s not just a concert, it’s a total experience,” Oosterhoff said.

Dean of the cathedral, Nick Kirk said he had refused the choir’s request to perform The Armed Man because it did not fit with the cathedral’s “religious beliefs”. “The Islamic call to prayer is not Christian.” He said the piece did not reflect the cathedral’s values under his leadership. When queried on why the performance was allowed in 2007, Kirk said “I’m a different dean.”


Kirk said he had already received complaints about the decision, but he was not worried about his stance. “I think we have to stand up for what is true.” (Good for him!)

“The call to prayer is only to Muslims. Obviously Islam, like Christianity, thinks it’s the only way but Islam at its best is a very intolerant religion.”


IRAQ: The Islamic State (ISIS) has been ethnically cleansing the country of all Christians, turning ancient Christian cities into ghost towns

But where are they going? The EU and the US only offer asylum to Muslim illegal aliens and refugees, which eventually will turn famous European and American cities into Muslim slums or ghost towns, too.

Unlike the Muslim freeloaders looking for generous handouts in the West, Iraqi Christians want to return to their homes in Iraq.


Obama Regime is bringing in tens of thousands of Muslims as ‘refugees’ but slams the door on persecuted and enslaved Christian and Yazidi refugees

Bu2YZ3wIUAA4viiA year after U.S. airstrikes and Kurdish fighters saved Iraq’s Yazidi population from death at the hands of ISIS atop Mount Sinjar, the historic religious enclave is facing death in its homeland and a cold shoulder from America.

Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Yazidi girls are being raped and impregnated by ISIS in order to dilute the 'white' gene in them

Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Yazidi girls are being captured, raped, and impregnated by Islamic State savages in order to dilute the ‘white’ gene in them and make them all Muslims

FOX News  Despite the ongoing threat of execution in Iraq, nearly all Yazidis, a Kurdish monotheistic community that lives throughout Iraq, Syria, Turkey and even Armenia and Georgia, who have applied for asylum in the U.S. have been rejected, has learned. The reason why is not clear, but advocates say Washington is turning a blind eye on the situation.


“What we are seeing, in real time, is genocide,” said Frank Wolf, a former congressman from Virginia and senior fellow at 21st Century Wilberforce, a nonprofit that seeks to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. “To declare it genocide, that would expedite relief. You can’t allow it to go on.”


The Yazidi religion includes elements of ancient nature-worship, as well as influences from Christianity, Gnosticism, Zoroastrianism, Islam and Judaism.

Of the tens of thousands of Yazidis uprooted from their homes, only 10 families have been granted asylum in the U.S., according to Yazda, an American-based Yazidi advocacy group. None of the visas were issued due to religious persecution faced at the hands of ISIS.


“None of these families [in U.S.] are related to the crisis,” Abid Shamden, who works with Yadza, told, adding that the visas were given as part of a special program for translators who worked with the U.S. military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. “But many are still there. They are not given any special status. They are all treated as the same. My family has been waiting since 2012 for visas.”


Shamden’s colleague added that several families who sought help under the translator program have even been denied. Officials for the State Department declined to comment, saying specific cases involving visas are confidential.

Many members of the religious minorities in Iraq and Syria — Yazidi or otherwise — have been seeking asylum in the U.S. since ISIS launched its violent offensive, carving out a caliphate the size of Indiana in northern Syria and Iraq. But the process is arduous, and often fruitless, say experts.

Obama won’t release 27 Iraqi Christian asylum seekers held in detention here for 6 months while continuing to flood U.S. cities with unscreened Muslims from Syria and Somalia.

SORRY, America under the Obama Regime only accepts Muslim refugees

SORRY, America under the Obama Regime only accepts Muslim refugees

For  the past six months, 27 Iraqi Christian asylum seekers fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS) have been locked up in an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, CA, despite the fact that 20 of the 27 Chaldean Christians have American family members living in Southern California who are willing to sponsor them.

The Yazidi plight is similar to that of Chaldeans, an ancient Christian population routed from its historic home in Iraq.  At the outset of the Iraq War in 2003, there were nearly 1.4 million Christians in the country. Estimates today say the total is likely fewer than 250,000.



IRELAND: Muslim leader, who demanded prosecution of Christian pastor for criticizing Islam, has been exposed as Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizer

Belfast-Telegraph-Islam-spawn-of-devilA Christian pastor from Northern Ireland is facing six months in prison for making allegedly “offensive” remarks about Islam. Yet the man pushing for his prosecution, who has used the controversy to leverage the Irish government into supplying land for a mega-mosque, is an ISIS sympathizer, yet nobody says a word.


Breitbart (h/t Brenda K)  Mosul, where jihadists have murdered or expelled all of the city’s 2,000-year-old, 60,000-strong Christian community, is “the most peaceful city in the world” and “ISIS is less evil than the Iraqi government,” said Raied al-Wazzan, the executive director of the Belfast Islamic Center, which reported the pastor to the police.

Speaking live on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback show, he continued: “Islamic State came to protect a section of society that had been marginalised, and foreign policy had pushed part of society to reach this point.”

Raied al-Wazzan

Raied al-Wazzan

The police are not investigating his comments, and he has not resigned from his post with the Belfast Islamic Centre, which claims to speak for every one of the 4,000 Muslims thought to live in Belfast. A week later, however, he said his comment had “offended many people” and stated; “I condemn all kinds of violence.”

The controversy began back in May 2014, when pastor James McConnell, 78, gave a sermon where he described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”. 

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has said in a press release that McConnell violated the 2003 Communications Act by “sending, or causing to be sent, by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that was grossly offensive.” The offence carries a sentence of up to six months.


Raied al-Wazzan had been leading the push to have McConnell prosecuted for a year before coming out as an IS sympathiser. “This is inflammatory language and it definitely is not acceptable,” he told the BBC back in May 2014. Adding that he would hold McConnell “responsible for any racial attacks on any Muslim in Northern Ireland.”

Around this time, in early June 2014, Raied al-Wazzan was using the publicity generated by the controversy to lobby for taxpayers money to be spent on land for a new mega-mosque. “It is a cultural centre that we are looking for and not just a mosque,” he said on local radio, adding in a statement: “We will provide the funds to build the cultural centre but we need the land from the government.”


Obama won’t release 27 Iraqi Christian asylum seekers held in detention here for 6 months while continuing to flood U.S. cities with unscreened Muslims from Syria and Somalia

For  the past six months, 27 Iraqi Christian asylum seekers fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS) have been locked up in an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, CA, despite the fact that 20 of the 27 Chaldean Christians have American family members living in Southern California who are willing to sponsor them.


WND (h/t Linda R)  Family members have been holding weekly vigils and rallies to draw attention to the detentions. Large U.S. Chaldean Catholic communities reside in San Diego and Detroit. The family members say they’ve been given few details on why they’ve been detained for so long, despite being refugees from Middle East terror.

“These aren’t people who just decided to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. These are people saying, ‘we have nowhere else to go,’” Mark Arabo, a spokesman for the Chaldean community, told the San Diego Union.

“It seems like the border is open to everyone unless you’re an Iraq Christian fleeing ISIS,” Arabo told Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Monday. “Obama is to blame, Congress is to blame, and the U.S. State Department is to blame.”

Iraqi Chaldean Christians rally in support of 27 Chaldeans being held at an ICE detention center in California. hM65SWhLqS9.99

Iraqi Chaldean Christians rally in support of 27 Chaldeans being held at an ICE detention center in California.

The Chaldean Christians are being held “without any logic or explanation; they’ve escaped ISIS only to be imprisoned by ICE. These are 20 innocent Christians who escaped a holocaust only to be imprisoned by ICE,” Arabo said. “These are people we should be celebrating not imprisoning.”

Lauren Mack, spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, confirmed that 27 Iraqi nationals are in custody but she told the Union she couldn’t comment on individual immigration cases.

The extended detention of the Iraqi Christians represents a stark contrast from the way the wave of Central American women and children were treated when they massed at the border last summer. The overwhelming majority were detained for a matter of days or weeks, then released and given a hearing date to appear in immigration court.


Former Republican Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, who now serves as a distinguished senior fellow at the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, which advocates for persecuted Christians worldwide, said the situation is a sad commentary on the state of U.S. priorities when it comes to asylum seekers.

“One can understand why they would leave their country when they are facing genocide,” Wolf told WND. “I have seen the area they came from (in Iraq).” It’s not a surprise that Christians being hunted down by ISIS would seek to leave and find refuge in a country like the U.S. where they have family ties and cultural ties, he said.


Wolf said there seems to be an “inherent bias” against Christians in the current administration. He said it’s clearly easier to get asylum in the U.S. as a Muslim than it is for a Christian and it’s been that way for a number of years.

Wolf visited Iraq in January and was struck by the horrific conditions under which Christians are forced to live. “In January we spent five days there and the conditions are brutal.”

Just last week, on July 30, Wolf sent a letter to president Obama and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asking that they declare what is taking place in Iraq and Syria to be an official genocide. Wolf described the Iraqi Christian community, 1.5 million strong when the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, as “on the edge of extinction.”



Jewish Holocaust survivor in UK is rescuing Christians in Iraq and Syria under threat from the Islamic State

Lord Weidenfeld, who escaped Nazi-occupied Austria as a child, is funding the rescue of some 2,000 Christians from Syria and Iraq as a way of showing his gratitude to the people who saved him from the Nazis. 


The JC  Lord Weidenfeld, a Jewish Peer in the UK, says he has “a debt to repay” to Christians fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS), because the Quakers and the Plymouth Brethren fed and clothed him and helped him to reach Britain in 1938. Weidenfeld’s Safe Havens Fund flew 150 Syrian Christians who were fleeing ISIS to Warsaw on Friday to seek refuge in Poland. 

But the project has faced criticism over Lord Weidenfeld’s decision NOT to include any Muslims in the rescue effort.  The Obama Regime has refused to take part in the operation, claiming discrimination (against Muslims). The mission has the support of Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

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The Christian populations of both countries have fallen precipitously in the past decade, however, and Lord Weidenfeld defended the project’s narrow focus. He said: “I can’t save the world, but there is a very specific possibility on the Christian side. Let others do what they like for the Muslims.”

Funding was also given by other Jewish philanthropists and charitable groups such as the JNF, and aims to offer 12 to 18 months of support to the refugees.


The publisher, who co-founded Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1948, was rescued from Nazi-occupied Austria thanks to the generosity of members of the Plymouth Brethren, a Christian group, which took him in, fed and clothed him. 

He said: “I had a debt to repay. It applies to so many of the young people who were on the Kindertransports. It was Quakers and other Christian denominations who brought those children to England.


“It was a very noble operation and we Jews should also be thankful and do something for the endangered Christians.” The peer paid for the privately chartered plane to carry the first batch of refugees with the agreement of the Polish government and the Assad regime in Syria. 

Lord Weidenfeld, 95, told the Times: “The primary objective is to bring the Christians to safe haven. ISIS is unprecedented in its primitive savagery compared with the more sophisticated Nazis. “When it comes to pure lust for horror and sadism, they are unprecedented. There never was such scum as these people.


“My main concern is — and this is terribly important for me as a member of the generation that can look back to the time before World War Two — the lack of will to defend oneself; to get boots on the ground and to get rid of these people. The lack of desire to fight the enemy, to slay the dragon in his lair.

“I am appalled by the lack of action. The brave Kurds have shown in the battle for Kobani that you can defeat them. In a disunited world, the road is wide open for the terrorists.”

He added that he hoped to replicate the work done by the likes of the late Sir Nicholas Winton, who helped to organise Kinderstransport trains that saved more than 10,000 Jewish children from the Nazis. Sir Nicholas died on 1 July. There were 1.1 million Christians in Syria in 2011, but in March a report from the European Parliament said that 700,000 had fled since the start of the conflict.

Some of the Syrian refugees were flown to Warsaw in a project led by Lord Weidenfeld

Some of the Syrian refugees who were flown to Warsaw by Lord Weidenfeld



NIGERIA: #BringBackOurGirls Christian parents speak out after Muslim savages murder their daughter for refusing to convert to Islam

“I was told that my daughter refused to change her religion. I was told that they dug a hole and buried her up to her neck and then they stoned her to death.”

MW News  For over a year, desperate family members have held onto the slightest glimmer of hope that over 200 Chibok Christian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram would miraculously be returned to them unharmed. Unfortunately, many parents have received grim news that their precious daughters have already fallen to the blade of Islam. 

The Christian Post reports that most of the hundreds of Nigerian girls held captive by Boko Haram have been forcibly converted to Islam and married off to militants. Like Monica, those who refuse to convert often suffer horrific fates at the hands of their captors as an example to the other girls.


‘ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) IN PALESTINE’ threatens to massacre Christians in Jerusalem unless they leave the area

unnamedFlyers bearing the ISIS black flag have begun circulating in the area of Eastern Jerusalem.  The leaflets reportedly threaten Christians who remain in the area with death if they don’t get out after the Muslim observance of Ramadan is over, saying: “Christians and nonbelievers: Go away now or you will be killed.”

Christian Examiner  A translation of the message reveals that the group seeks “revenge” for “those who collaborate with the Zionists” and “Christian collaborators” because they “encourage Muslims to leave their religion and become more secular and open, and they spread evil,” reports The Jerusalem Post.

The note also states “ISIS soldiers will work to kill these people so this country is clean of them and… will clean this country and the Muslim Quarter from these Christians during this holy Ramadan.” It concludes with a statement that because Christians violated a pact made when Muslims conquered Jerusalem they must leave or die within one month.

h/t Roni Stoker



WILD BILL FOR AMERICA proposes a new national homeland exclusively for Christians

Considering the rampant rise in persecution of Christians all around the world, and now, even in America, too, it might be time to create a separate national homeland only for Christians.

Perhaps it could be built on land surrounding Israel which would make it a buffer zone against Arab Muslim hatred. Together the two nations united could become the Judeo-Christian center of the universe….with one of the best militaries on earth to protect them. Sweet.


ISRAEL: The Islamic State (ISIS) issues leaflet threatening to slaughter all Arab Christians unless they leave Jerusalem by the end of Ramadan

islamic-state-issues-statement-calling-for-invasion-of-jerusalem-isis-israelArab Christians, accused of being Israeli collaborators, must clear out of Jerusalem or face a massacre once Ramadan is over, according to a leaflet allegedly distributed in several locations by ‘Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate.’ Muslims in Jerusalem have been mandated by ISIS to kill any Christians who refuse to leave.

Haaretz  After greeting Muslims for Ramadan, the leaflet promises ISIS will cleanse the city from Christians, calling them agents of Israel and the West. The leaflet also said the group knows where most of the city’s Christians reside. 


“We tell the heretic Christians, you must clear out immediately or we’ll massacre you on Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, and one month is time enough to evacuate,” said the leaflet. The leaflet is signed: “Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate.”

Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah and Bishop Atallah Hanna from the Orthodox Church responded to the leaflet, saying nothing will scare Christians away from their lands or from Jerusalem.

Sabah doubted that the leaflet was issued by ISIS, and said it may be an attempt to divert public attention from the torching of the Tabgha church earlier this month.



BECAUSE THEY AREN’T MUSLIMS? Is that why the UN isn’t asking Europe and the U.S. to take in persecuted Assyrian Christians as refugees?

rf1After failed negotiations, the Islamic State (IS) has refused to release 242 Assyrian Christian hostages captured during a late February raid along the Khabur River in Syria. Originally, they were demanding $242 million for the hostages. It is feared they will be turned into sex slaves and/or executed.


Raymond Ibrahim  On May 1, IS demanded 242 million U.S. dollars for the release of the 93 women, 51 children, and 98 men taken captive.  The Assyrian church, family, and friends, unable to raise such a large sum, made a lesser, undisclosed offer, which the Islamic State rejected, saying it would no longer negotiate concerning the fate of the captive Christians.

Based on Islamic law, their fate will now likely be slavery (women and children especially) or execution (men especially).


According to Bishop Mar Mellis:

We tried many times to negotiate with the people that captured them and for their release.

We offered them an amount of money ($1 million) in accordance with the law of jizya but sadly after a week the negotiator between us returned and told us that ISIS wanted $100,000 for each person. They were asking for over $23 million.

We are a poor nation. These people [Christian captives] have not done anything wrong and won’t harm anyone. We as Assyrians do not have this amount of money you are asking for. We offered an amount of money that we cannot disclose at this time. With the amount we offered, we thought it was acceptable, to have the return of the 230 people.

After two days, they [Islamic State] told us: “The amount the church offered was not acceptable. From now on, we will no longer negotiate with you.” We then thought we would wait, hoping they would come back to talk. Sadly, we received word that the 230 kidnapped people will be sent to the Court of Sharia in Raqqa, where a Muslim judge from Mosul will deliver their fate.


In the context of these ongoing attacks that the ancient Assyrian Christian community has been exposed to, particularly at the hands of IS, Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East declared before a European parliament on human rights that “Assyrian Christians are facing a danger that threatens their existence in their historical regions.”


FINALLY! Justice for a Christian professor in India who had his hand chopped off by angry Muslims after he set a grammar exam question about a character called Mohammed

Oh, NOT the notorious paedophile prophet Mohammed, just a regular guy named Mohammed.


UK Daily Mail  Professor T J Joseph from Kerala, India was brutally maimed by 13 members of the Islamic Group ‘The Popular Front’ because he used the name Mohammed in a grammar exam. After giving the paper to his students Joseph was ambushed on his way home from church in 2010.

He described to India’s NDTV website how, following a number of lucky escapes from previous attacks, he was dragged from his car and then thugs slashed at his hand with knives. Joseph has had to go through a number of surgical procedures to reattach and save what little remained of his hand and to treat other gashes sustained in the savage attack.


The professor, who teaches communication at a college in Thodpuzah, explained that the attack took place not far from his home as his assailants blocked him in his car using their vehicle and then smashed his window. He was taken to a specialists’ hospital in Ernakulam where his hand was reattached through a complicated procedure.

The motivation for the Islamists’ attack came some months earlier when Joseph gave students a number of sentences to punctuate which contained the name Mohammed. None of the exam referenced the Islamic prophet.


Not long after, rumblings began at Joseph’s college but none of his fellow teachers stood behind him. He explained that because some had seemed to apologize to the community on his behalf, had confirmed his guilt in the eyes of local Muslims.

Ten of the those involved in the attack on Joseph have now been sentenced to eight years in prison, India’s National Ivestigative Agency Court jailed the three other assailants to teo years jail time, and a fine of 8 lakh.