Iraqi Christians abandon Mosul, fearful of Islamic attack on Kirkuk [CC]


After a victory by Islamic insurgents in Mosul drove Iraqi Christians out of that city, the Islamic forces are now moving on Kirkuk.Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Amel Nona of Mosul, who …



Well, it is a great crime. This is what happens when the U.S. puts its nose into something that was none of its business. First the U.S. stuck its nose into Afganistan to drive the Russians out. Then the first George Bush decided to launch the first gulf war, and the seconed George Bush launched the second gulf war. And the current administration has stuck its nose into Egypt and Syria. What has been the result, a Middle East where Christians have no place to go. Wonderful. U.S. foreign policy has been bankrupt for the past twenty years.



One silver lining, the officials said, is that Iraqi officials now seem to have a coordinated approach with the semiautonomous Kurdish regional government. It appears Iraqi forces will team up with Kurdish fighters, known as the Peshmerga, to fight militants with ISIS, an offshoot of al Qaeda.

Peshmerga forces took up positions in southwest Kirkuk after militants took over several villages and districts north and west of the city and the Iraqi army withdrew, police officials there told CNN


This is very sad. We need to keep all persecuted Christians in our prayers. It is a fact that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world.

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