Why are we abandoning the Middle East’s Christians to Isis?

She took the call herself the night the Islamic State came into Mosul. ‘Convert or leave or you’ll be killed,’ she was told. The callers, identifying themselves as Isis members, knew the household was Christian because her husband worked as a priest in the city. They fled that night.

Like many of their Christian neighbours they sought refuge in the monastery of St Matthew. But Isis took that over, tore down the Cross, smashed all Cross-decorated windows, used it for their own prayers and flew their black flag on top of the church. Across what was Nineveh, Iraq’s Christians spent this year fleeing from village to village, hoping to find safety somewhere.

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  • Martin B

    Our “leaders” keep telling us the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, so it’s no surprise that they’ll have nothing to do with the Christians the Islamic State is slaughtering.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Christians are most certainly not a protected group in the minds of the MSM and the chattering classes in general. They figure Christians are a bigger threat to the world than Muslims and can’t wrap their tiny minds around the truth.

  • Mickey Oberman

    It’s rather kind of the Christians to share the 3,000 year old burden of the Jews.

  • steel

    Islam is a dumb religion.

    I believe we don’t want them as our neighbours.

    I d say Jesus knew paradise was every where.

  • If the British won’t even protect themselves, why would they protect the native civilisations in Iraq?

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