Iraqi Christians are in desperate need of help from the World after their city was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS.
These Christians, who have long faced persecution in the past, have never been driven out completely from their homes, as has just happened thanks to ISIS. The terrorist group has ordered all to either: convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, flee, or face execution.
“By 12 noon on Saturday, the Christians, all of them, left the city,” Yousif Habash, an Iraqi-born bishop of the Syriac Catholic Church, told Fox.
At one point, Mosul housed 60,000 Christians. And now, it stands at zero, according to Ignatius Yousef Younan III, patriarch of the Syrian Catholic Church.
Habash is wondering why nothing is being done toward the terrorists.
“Where is the conscience of the world? Where is the United Nations? Where is the American administration to protect peace and justice?”
The letters left to the Iraqi Christians gave a chilling ultimatum that, “if you don’t convert, or if you don’t pay, there is a sword between you and us, meaning execution,” Habash said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had this to say about ISIS:
“What is being done by the Daesh terrorist gang against our Christian citizens in Ninevah province, and their aggression against the churches and houses of worship in the ares under their control reveals beyond any doubt the extremist criminal and terrorist nature of this group,” al-Maliki said in a statement released by his office.
“Those people, through their crimes, are revealing their true identity and the false allegations made here and there about the existence of revolutionaries among their ranks.”
Even the Pope has taken action against the terror by holding a moment of silence in St. Peter’s Square.
“Violence doesn’t overcome violence. Violence is conquered by peace,” he told the crowd. “Our brothers and sisters are persecuted, they are chased away.”