ISIL removes cross from Mosul cathedral [CWN]


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The jihadist militant group that controls approximately 40% of Iraq and 30% of Syria has removed the cross from the dome of the Syriac Orthodox cathedral in Mosul, according to a report …

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No one seems to care that a new round of persecutions against Christians is taking place…

They have no right to do this!


#3

That is very sad. :frowning: I really wish that the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and everywhere for that matter would end as soon as possible. But then again I keep remembering that Jesus told us that we would be hated for the sake of His name.

That said, I have to wonder if there is any progress being made in defeating ISIL?


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It won’t be made by the US, since we are the ones who funded them (they were the rebels in Syria that we supported)


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Yeah that is true unless the United States decided to intervene in an armed conflict in Iraq again. I did hear that there were special forces from the United States in Iraq which are fighting ISIL but I can’t remember where I heard that from and I honestly don’t even know if it’s true or not.

That said, I would not support us going to war in Iraq again to fight ISIL. The reason being that I would consider it to be an unjust war. If I understand Just War Doctrine correctly, only a defensive war where we would be defending our own territory from invasion would be justified. Again, I could be wrong.


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