Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate International Action on Iraqi Genocide
By PRNewswire

 

 WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned for the future of indigenous religious minorities in the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to cleanse all religious minorities from areas in its control. The world has met such historical calamity with deafening silence and Coptic Solidarity urges immediate and concrete actions.

ISIS Forces Last Iraqi Christians to Flee Mosul
By Alissa J. Rubin - NYT

By 1 p.m. on Friday almost every Christian in Mosul had heard the Sunni militants’ message — they had until noon Saturday to leave the city.

Men, women and children piled into neighbors’ cars, some begged for rides to the city limits and hoped to get taxis to the nearest Christian villages. They took nothing more than the clothes on their backs, according to several who were reached late Friday.

A Cry to Help Iraqi Christians
By Syriac Orthodox Church (UK)

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ISIS Plundered Assyrians As They Fled Mosul; Families March 42 Miles
By AINA

More than 200 Assyrian families fled in panic from Mosul on July 17 and 18 as the ISIS deadline for converting to Islam approached. ISIS had issued a statement asking all Christians in Mosul to convert to Islam, pay the jizya, the poll tax on Christians, or face the sword. ISIS gave July 19 as the deadline to comply with its demands. Most Assyrians of Mosul responded by fleeing the city.

“Our Worst Fears Are Coming True, and We Do Not Know How to React”: Chaldean Bishop
By Aleteia

Christians given ultimatum in Mosul: Convert, leave or die. Islamic State sets new rules, raising possibility of martyrdom

 

Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Saad Sirop of Baghdad has confirmed a troubling report from Mosul that the Islamic State is now presenting Christians in that city with a final ultimatum of conversion, subservience or death.


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