The World Must Respond to the Cry of Iraq’s Christians
By Lord David Alton

The faithful in Iraq still pray in Aramaic, the language of Jesus

The last Christian has now been expelled from Mosul. The light of religious freedom, along with the entire Christian presence, has been extinguished in the Bible’s “great city of Nineveh” — the centre of Christianity in Iraq for two millennia. This follows the uncompromising ultimatum by the jihadists of Isis to convert or die.

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
By Saba E. Demian, M.D.

“Am I my brother’s keeper?”, “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.” Can we afford to ignore these two compelling statements in the face of what is happening in Iraq? Who is my brother, who my neighbor, who are my friends and who are my enemies? While the world stands in mesmerized inaction the agents of the devil in Mosel are doing their worst.

US Officials Warn ISIS ‘Worse Than al Qaeda’
By Kristina Wong – The Hill

 Top U.S. officials warned Wednesday that a Sunni extremist group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq has morphed into a threat that is "worse than Al Qaeda." 

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) “is al Qaeda... it may have changed its name, but it is al Qaeda. In fact, it is worse than al Qaeda." Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary of state, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.

In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice
By NYT

When his factory was bombed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the businessman considered two bleak options: to remain at home and risk dying in the next airstrike or flee like hundreds of thousands of others to a refugee camp in Turkey.

Instead, he took his remaining cash east and moved to a neighboring city, Raqqa, the de facto capital of the world’s fastest growing jihadist force. There he found a degree of order and security absent in other parts of Syria.

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.


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