ISIS in Mosul Marks Christian Homes, Patriarch Issues Urgent Appeal

The Arabic letter "n" (inside red circle), signifying "Nasarah" (Christian), on a Christian home in Mosul.(AINA) -- ISIS has begun marking Christian homes with the Arabic letter "n" which stands for the word "Nasrani" which means Christian in Arabic.

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Iraq Christians Told to Convert or Face Death

Islamic State group tells Christian community in Mosul they face death if they do not embrace Islam or pay Jizyah

The Islamic State group ISIL (ISIS, or Da’esh) has threatened Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul with death if they do not to convert to Islam or pay a tax, Al Jazeera has learned.

The Sunni rebel group issued the orders in a letter after Friday prayers. The document states that the order was issued after Christian leaders failed to attend a meeting called by the group.

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Captive Women in Syria Herded and Sold in Slave Markets

Regardless of its origin or authenticity, it’s true significance is that it perfectly relays what we do know is going on in Syria — from fatwas permitting men to rape women, to fatwas calling on women to engage in the sex jihad, including against their will.

The jihadis are demanding sexual satisfaction and rewards for their sacrifices, and they are getting it.

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Meriam’s Case Highlights Plight of Sudan’s Christians

The globally known apostasy case of the death-row mother Meriam Ibrahim, forced to give birth with her legs shackled, is only one of many examples of the religious discrimination that Sudanese Christians battle on a regular basis.

The poverty-stricken Muslim country lost the majority of its Christian population to South Sudan when the South became independent in 2011 - the creation of the world’s newest nation.

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