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The Destruction of Christianity in the Middle East

It is one of those beautiful Sunday mornings England seems to do so well: sunlight streams across wet grass and the air is filled with the busy chatter of sparrows and the sweet, milky smell of the calves across the way. In hundreds of churches people will be gathering, as we ourselves will gather, to sing the praises of God, ask his intercession and celebrate his sacraments. It is a world away from the horrors of war and exile; but war and exile is precisely what many people are experiencing. There are over 50 million refugees in the world today, and yesterday their number was increased as Christians fled Mosul, Iraq, and those who could, fled northern Gaza.

I find it heartbreaking that we as a nation are standing by as the ancient heartlands of Christianity are ripped apart and destroyed…

iBenedictines with more.

 

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Muslims Attack 1800 Year Old Christian Church, And Completely Burn It Down And Destroy It

Shoebat.com:

Muslims in Mosul, Iraq, burned and destroyed a 1800 year old Catholic church.

Informed sources said that the organization of the so-called Islamic State in Mosul, “Daash” had completely burned down the Syriac Catholic Diocese in Mosul, the sources said that the organization has burned the archdiocese, which lies in the area of the field and was burnt down with the full contents of its holdings.

Here is a photo of burning released by a Chaldean, Syriac, and Assyrian website:

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Here is a photo of damages Muslims did inside the church:

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A Christian named Mukhalis Yeshua, whose name means, “Yeshua the Savior,” stated:

We left Mosul as we saw that were close to being butchered, and under the threat of armed militants. It was serious and firm. …But the issue that sparked the pain and sorrow was the checkpoints exiting Mosul as the armed men searched the families, and robbed all their money as search parties from the IS (Islamic Caliphate) searched all the women and robbed their jewelry and money, telling them that such money is Islamic property.

Other families were robbed from their cars and made to walk on foot. Today and yesterday more than 135 families left Mosul and were greeted by Fr. Bashar Qadiya, stating that the Church would not budge and Islamize, emphasizing that holy Christian men refuse to negotiate with terrorists, and for that, the IS came this morning and burned the Syriac Catholic Diocese.

In Syria, Hamediyeh Street where the same Archdiocese resides is called “Sad Street”, see the condition of the church there as Shoebat.com obtained footage:

The burning of the church took place while forty five Christian families were escaping Mosul. Twelve Christian families were completely robbed by ISIS Muslim operatives.

This chaos is happening amidst the Muslim threat that states that Christians must convert, live as dhimmis, leave, or die. But no Christian has converted. They refuse to convert to this utterly diabolical religion and heresy.

The Christians were given three days to arrive to a meeting and convert, but not one showed up.

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)

But there are still about 200 more Christian families left in Mosul. Shoebat.com urges all of you to pray for them.