In recent months, Mideast Christians have been forming militias to fight the Islamic State (IS) and other jihadi groups in both Iraq and Syria—even as the Obama administration, which arms the “opposition,” refuses to arm them. In Iraq, some of the few remaining Assyrian Christians have formed militias under the name Dwekh Nawsha (literally meaning […]
According to several media, Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, recently condemned Russian military intervention in Syria by saying Vladimir Putin was trying to smother the rise of political Islam in the guise of ISIS, or the Islamic State. He further urged the world to accept ISIS, reportedly saying: ISIS is a […]
I was recently interviewed by Erick Stakelbeck on The Blaze TV regarding my article, “Russia Declares Holy War on Islamic State.” Are Russian claims concerning persecuted Christians sincere or propaganda? What of Russia’s alliance with Iran? I respond to these concerns and more in the 7-minute video below:
Twelve Christians are tortured, publicly raped, beheaded, and crucified for refusing to renounce Christ in Syria.
While Obama sides with the jihad, or “freedom fighters”…
Gatestone Institute Not only does the West facilitate the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, but in the West as well. According to a recent NPR report, the U.S. supported “moderate” coalition fighting both Bashar Assad and the Islamic State in Syria “has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced […]
Portuguese Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels rather than believers: and whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah—unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions – Koran 3:28 Days ago, after the Islamic State [IS] entered the Syrian city of Hassakè, prompting a mass exodus of Christians, a […]
On May 21, an Assyrian Catholic priest and a deacon were kidnapped in Homs, Syria. According to witnesses, two armed men riding a motorcycle entered the grounds of the Mar Ilyan al-Sharqi monastery of the Assyrian Catholic Church around 3 pm. The kidnappers forced the head of the monastery, Fr. Jacques Murad, and Deacon Hanna […]
The picture below is one of many appearing on Arabic social media concerning the Islamic State’s barbarism and sadism, where those deemed “infidels” are treated as pieces of meat to be carved up for “fun.” The Arabic writing behind the masked savage reads, “One umma, one state.” Similarly, in a new report based on eyewitness […]
The Assyrian Network for Human Rights recently published the following photograph saying they are the demolished remains of the Church of Saint Mar Beesho‘a in Tel Shamiran, an Assyrian Christian village located in the countryside of the northern city of Hasakah—which was earlier occupied and ransacked by the Islamic State.