One Of Last Christian Strongholds In Iraq Pleading For Protection: “US Must Act To Stop Religious Genocide…

HatTip Weasel ZippersThis is the same thing that happened in Egypt under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Christians EgyptIRAQ – One of the last Christian strongholds in Iraq came under attack this week, and its last remaining citizens are making a desperate plea to the United States for help.

Until this week, Qaraqosh was a town where Christians from other parts of Iraq could find refuge. But late Wednesday night, ISIS rebels started shelling Qaraqosh, provoking a mass exodus on Thursday.

According to various reports, anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 citizens have fled. The Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Yohanna Petros Mouche, has remained behind with around 1,000 of the town’s inhabitants who do not have cars or other means of leaving.

Archbishop Mouche has been calling his friends in the United States asking for urgent help, including Bishop Yousif Benham Habash, the Syriac Catholic bishop of Our Lady of Deliverance, in Newark, New Jersey, who is from Qaraqosh.

On Friday morning, June 27th, Archbishop Mouche called Joseph Kassab, a US-based advocate for Iraqi Christians, and told him, “We need something done right now. The people are frantic.” The town is without water and electricity and all the businesses have been closed down. The Archbishop said they need immediate aid and relief, especially food and water. They also urgently need protection. (read more)

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14 Responses to One Of Last Christian Strongholds In Iraq Pleading For Protection: “US Must Act To Stop Religious Genocide…

  1. lovemygirl says:

    From the article: “We have heard a lot of lip service,” Kassab said. “It is time for action. This is a religious genocide. We must act now.”

    Um, wouldn’t Samantha’s R2P policy be in effect in this situation? Maybe if they were told that it did apply they might be shamed into acting. Na, well at least not until it was too late unfortunately.

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  2. maryfrommarin says:

    Pray for these people.

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  3. Sibyl S. says:

    This has been going on under the radar (media) for a long time. I remember reading an article about the drastic reduction of Christian churches and communities in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush administration. The US leadership and the media have turned a blind eye to the plight of Christians in Asia, Africa and Indonesia for decades.

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    • Sibyl S. says:

      Instead of reduction and plight in the paragraph above, substitute the words slaughter, genocide and persecution.

      And of course, add the Middle East to the list of regions.

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  4. jordan2222 says:

    Why would Obama try to help? I think by now enough about him has been revealed to prove he is NOT a Christian. He is responsible for the deaths of so many Christians that to think otherwise is wishful thinking. Not taking action is the same as not being responsible.

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  5. Dear God protect these people, YOUR people from these animals. Qaraqosh , seek help from the Kurds, I’m afraid you won’t find it from America under this administration. Although Christians here in America haven’t yet ourselves been literally crucified, it may not be too far away that we will be. I can quote Bible verse after Bible verse about the expected and prophesied suffering for Christ unquestioned. While I accept that, it is hard to observe it and do nothing. This is Revelations being played out in front of our very eyes…..Lord Jesus, make their suffering like Stephen’s be brief and as seemingly painless. I weep for their and the fate of Christians everywhere, and curse the satanic forces responsible including those in the highest offices in America.

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  6. partyzantski says:

    9thgenerationAmerican,
    You are right about the most pragmatic action is to head for Kurdistan. The Kurds are a civilized people, Society works up there.
    In the realpolitik that is Iraq, prayers may flow in abundance but will not stanch the flow of blood and the wailing of the wronged and bereaved. This is an existential fight.

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    • rashomon says:

      I agree that the Kurds will be the best source of protection. They should have had their own country many decades ago.

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  7. rashomon says:

    After a little thought on this, Sibyl S. is correct. This HAS been going on for a long time, but now Christians are a target-rich environment. Where is the Vatican? Where are the leaders of our churches across the world? Church-based organizations provide billions in support for nations at risk, many Muslims. It’s time the USA and the UN pulled financial support from those areas that don’t comply with the right to freedom of religion. I notice Japan has played a large role in mediating a truce between Catholics and Muslims in Southeast Asia. So why not in the Middle East?

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    • sundance says:

      “Crusades” !

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      • partyzantski says:

        The Papal Swiss Guard would be a potential organizational core to expand heavily upon. The Knights of Malta are another interesting group that actually is listed as having some military elements sourced from/working under the supervision/protection of the Italian forces:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta

        The evidence is clear that Christians are getting slaughtered soley due to religious beliefs. Perhaps these orders, organizations and so on could identify it as a mission essential task to support and defend these people who are being hunted down by savages. Time to think BIG, because the UN and other entities really could not care less, their actions or lack thereof speak volumes.

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting that last week ’60 Minutes’ again did a piece on the Egyptian repression of the Copts. For the usual ‘let’s not dwell on bad stuff Muslims do’ flagship of the TV it was a pretty good piece.
    Not a peep from the Administration – or the Russians moving in there who share a common Eastern background with the Copts. They seem to have picked up the American “Hey! Business is business” attitude. Not even hearing a ‘let’s take it to the UN’ suggestion from the WH, Guess if it takes a few thousand…or hundred thousand…or a million or two dead (fill in the religious sect of your choice) to get this new Obama New World Order in place so be it – acceptable civilian casualties in the pursuit of whatever the hell he’s pursuing.

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  9. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    As usual, it is always the “US” that must respond. The same US that gets blamed for whatever mess is left on the beach after the tide rolls out.

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