The militant group ISIS, which invaded Iraq from Syria and began seizing control of Iraqi cities several months ago, has systematically persecuted religious and ethnic minorities, forcing many to flee. The terrorist organization imposed Sharia law this past June and recently prevented Christian services from being held in Mosul for the first time 1600 years. Christians were given the option of converting to Islam, paying a jizya tax, or fleeing. Last week, the city’s remaining Christian families fled – and were reportedly robbed at ISIS checkpoints as they left.
These actions have prompted many Christians around the world to adopt the Arabic character of “nun” on social media in a show of solidarity with the persecuted. This symbol had been painted and posted on the homes of Christian families in Iraq, marking them as targets for their beliefs.
It is heartening to read the posts and essays by Christian writers…
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