First, I am convinced that what is going on in Iraq is going to have dangerous consequences for us here in these USA and for Western Europe. Prepare your minds and gird yourselves.
Pres. Obama flippantly called these heavily-armed and successfully murdering savages the “JV team”. JV TEAM?
I have followed quite a few stories about the horrific actions of ISIS or whatever its called this week. Islamic terrorists killing people. Pewsitter has been a good source for links about the plight of Christians. I also give props to Rorate for a few important items.
Tonight a priest friend sent this, which I hadn’t seen elsewhere:
Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: ‘Child I baptized cut in half by ISIS’
[Anglican Communion News Service] The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad’s Anglican church was cut in half during an attack by the Islamic State on the Christian town of Qaraqosh.
In an interview Aug. 8, an emotional Canon Andrew White told ACNS that he christened the boy several years ago, and that the child’s parents had named the lad Andrew after him.
“I’m almost in tears because I’ve just had somebody in my room whose little child was cut in half,” he said. “I baptized his child in my church in Baghdad. This little boy, they named him after me – he was called Andrew.”
The fact that Andrew’s brother was named George after St George’s Anglican Church in Iraq’s capital demonstrates the strong ties the family had to the church there. The boy’s father had been a founder member of the church back in 1998 when the Canon had first come to Baghdad. White added, “This man, before he retired north to join his family was the caretaker of the Anglican church.”
Baghdad is part of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, which is included in the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, a member church of the Anglican Communion.
Though the move north should have proved safer for the Iraqi Christian family, the Islamic State made sure that it became a place of terror. “This town of Qaraqosh is a Christian village so they knew everybody there was part of their target group,” said White. “They [the Islamic State] attacked the whole of the town. They bombed it, they shot at people.”
The Islamic State group captured Qaraqosh overnight Aug. 6/7 after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces.
The world is getting crazy dangerous, folks. I don’t know about you, but we are going to see terrible things here, in the aftermath of what is happening there.
Pray for these poor people.
Meanwhile… more from the Religion of Peace HERE:
ISIS Sets Up Sex Slave Market to Sell Hundreds of Christian Women
Witnesses reported that, of the 500 Christian women abducted from Mosul alone, the ones who were deemed attractive were taken to ISIS princes to be their personal sex slaves.
Shoebat.com translated a statement from Red Crescent spokesman Mohammad Khuzai:
“Elements of ISIS kidnapped women from the Yezidis and Christian as Sabaya (war booty slaves), and subjected them to be sold.”
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.