MOSUL: ISIS Islamists forcibly circumcise Christian, sell Yazidi women as slaves

More love from the Religion of Peace.

Is the use of military force justified to stop this?

From Jihad Watch:

Islamic State forcibly circumcises Christian men, sells 700 Yazidi women

[… I won’t post this part…]

“ISIS Forcefully Circumcised Assyrian Christian Men in Mosul, Sold 700 Yazidi Women,” AINA, August 18, 2014

(AINA) — The Tunisia Daily is reporting that the Islamic State (ISIS) forcefully circumcised Assyrian men in Mosul, without anesthesia. The report does not specify the number of men that were affected but does state that it was an organized mass circumcision. ISIS has ordered the circumcision of all Christian children and adults who remain in Mosul.

Very few Assyrian Christians stayed in Mosul after ISIS gave them a deadline to convert, pay jizya, leave or die (AINA 2014-07-20).

The report also states that ISIS sold 700 Yazidi women for $150 each in a public slave auction in Mosul.

Perhaps we need a new religious order along the lines of the Trinitarians or Mercedarians, with a strong streak of heavily armed US Marine in them.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.

St. Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.

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  1. Teddy says:

    For those in the Tri-State Area:

    Catholic Christians will be leading a Prayer Vigil Rally for Peace at Herald Square (West 34th Street and Broadway) on Friday, August 22 and Friday, September 12 to pray for Persecuted Christians and Minorities in Iraq, Syria and around the World. The Rally begins in Herald Square at 7:30 P.M. Those joining us to pray and stand in solidarity with Christians in Peril are encouraged and welcome to assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in nearby parishes. All without exception are welcome.

    Holy Innocents – West 37th Street and Broadway – 6 P.M.
    Saint Francis of Assisi – West 32nd Street and 7th Avenue – 4:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M.
    Saint John the Baptist – West 31st Street and 7th Avenue – 5:15 P.M.
    Saint Agnes – East 43rd Street and 3rd Avenue – 5:10 P.M.
    Saint Patrick’s Cathedral – East 51st Street and 5th Avenue – 5:30 P.M.

    Event on Facebook:

  2. Former Altar Boy says:

    “ISIS sold 700 Yazidi women for $150 each in a public slave auction in Mosul.”
    Where is the outcry from the NAACP, CORE, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and all the others who make a living off the fact they are the descendants of slaves? Shouldn’t they be the first to speak out?

  3. Priam1184 says:

    Yes Father we do need a new religious order: one dedicated to exposing the intellectual fallacy that is Islam to the Muslims themselves, and to obtaining their conversion. If we do not seek their conversion from the Holy Spirit then any military success we experience will be temporary at best.

  4. Marissa says:

    A new Crusade, please?

    Also, I’m doing some digging on this article you cited. It cites the “Tunisia Daily” article, which is a French newspaper and the article itself is in French. Their website is down. I wonder if it’s due to much higher bandwidth than normal due to this article or more nefarious reasons?

  5. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    From the time of St. Bernard, there were all sorts of religious military orders (some, including married couples) – Desmond Seward’s The Monks of War gives a vivid survey.

    But, since the dissolution of the Papal ‘Zouaves’ on 21 September 1870, after the fall of Rome, what are the possibilities for Church defense forces or military orders?

    What is the legal situation? Would a sort of Church equivalent of the SEALs have to be formally Vatican-based? Would that even be possible? Or could there be an international network of shooting clubs whose members are something like Order ‘Tertiaries’ (who also go in for camping, parachuting, martial arts, etc., as well)?

    And how would hierarchical approval for any such things be obtained?

  6. Andrew D says:

    Now is the time to pray and pray hard for the conversion of the muslims. Oh was that politically insensitive? Too bad! Everything ISIS is doing now is justified according to the koran. We can’t depend on military action to stop ISIS: Obama will never put American boots on the ground and it’s naive to think Europe or Russia will step in to help or lead. The neighboring Turks have a strong military but they aren’t going to do anything that might embolden the Kurds who have a larger presence in Turkey than Iraq and have long wanted an independent state which Ankara opposes. The armies of the wealthy gulf states are small and weak. Only God can stop this evil: He’s the only one we can depend on. I am praying daily for the destruction of ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and for the conversion of the muslims to the Church. I have faith that it will happen through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After all, what is she standing on besides a snake? Answer: A crescent moon!

  7. Supertradmum says:

    This is so weird, as today I posted this before I read this post on a new order. Yes, and the Knights of Malta could return to their roots.

  8. aquinas138 says:

    Almighty, everlasting God, look with compassion on all those who suffer persecution for justice’ sake. Grant them grace to carry their cross with patience in the name of Thy beloved Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Let the chalice pass from them if such be Thy holy Will: yet, in all things, may Thy Will be done. Grant to those who persecute, light to see the truth, and the grace of mercy and forgiveness, for they know not what they do. Mary, Mother of Jesus, Comfort of the Afflicted, help thy children in their time of bitter trial. O Lord our God, by the sign of Thy holy cross deliver us from our enemies.

  9. Bea says:

    From Jihad Watch I also learned that if not them at least some of Muslim sympathizers are stirring up trouble in Ferguson, MI. On the Palestinian Twitter they are urging Americans to rise up. They want to “strike fear into the ‘infidels'”. They don’t know what Americans are made of when they wake “a sleeping giant” True Americans (not the politically correct ones who only look to their own interests) will and must wake up soon. The Ferguson protesters are being used as a wedge to introduce ISIS in the USA.

    from Wikipedia:
    Isoroku Yamamoto’s sleeping giant quote is a saying attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto regarding the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by forces of Imperial Japan.
    The quote is portrayed at the very end of the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora! as:
    “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

    St. Michael , The Archangel, lead us in battle.
    Pope Pius V, intercede for us and raise our hearts and valor in defense of our Faith.

  10. HeatherPA says:

    Forced female slavery and forced circumcision.
    Two things on the Liberal Ten Commandments of no-no’s in any circumstance.
    Where is the outcry?

    Furthermore, since these acts are all done by “a small sect of radical Muslims who have misinterpreted the Koran”, I still am awaiting the outcry from the millions of moderate Muslims that supposedly exist. Waiting…. waiting…

  11. bj says:


    You wrote: “I still am awaiting the outcry from the millions of moderate Muslims that supposedly exist. Waiting…. waiting…”

    How often do Muslim websites or Muslim-authored articles come up in your daily news feed? I ask this honestly and without snark. Personally, while they sometimes appear in my daily reading, they are rare. Nevertheless, I’m aware that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who call themselves “the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization,” has repeatedly condemned ISIS [1][2].

    A simple Google search tells me that leaders in Indonesia [3] and India [4], the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [5] (a group that claims to represent “57 countries, and 1.4 billion Muslims”), and the Islamic Society of North America [6] have all condemned ISIS. Since I don’t follow Muslim-related issues, I don’t know who these organizations are, but it doesn’t seem too difficult to find Muslims condemning ISIS.

    That last link mentions a Rev. Elias Mallon, S.A., Ph.D (about whom I also know nothing), who makes the following though-provoking observations about why we don’t hear more about Muslims condemning ISIS (a kind of linguistic and cultural selection bias, if you will):

    “The first reason is because Islam is not a structurally centralized religion. Unlike, for example, Catholicism, there is no one person or institution that can speak with authority for all Sunnis or even all Shiites — to say nothing of speaking for all Muslims around the world. The second reason is that there is a huge number of newspapers in Muslim countries throughout the world. Many, if not most, of these newspapers appear in languages unfamiliar to people in the West. Sometimes, it is not a question of Muslims speaking out, but of others just not hearing. Often, the “not hearing” happens because people do not have access to sources or just do not speak the same language. But the voices are out there.”

    Are you convinced, HeatherPA, that there are (likely) millions of Muslims who condemn ISIS? If not, what kind of evidence would it take to persuade you?


  12. albizzi says:

    The mightiest victory of the Holy Rosary was that of Lepanto after the Pope Pius V had ordered the full Christendom to pray it. Another one was when Stalin’s red armies mysteriously withdrew from Austria in the immediate after-WWII when millions of catholic faithfuls of that country recited the Rosary daily for months.
    It is time for the Pope to order a new Rosary Crusade.

  13. rtrainque says:

    I recently listened to an Audio Sancto sermon where the Mercedarians were mentioned, and as soon as things started really heating up with ISIS, my first thought was that we could really use a full-fledged military order these days.

    Of course, the “political” implications could be an issue. The international community would never stand for (in effect) a Vatican military force with more reach than the Swiss Guard already has. It would have to be “black”, we’re talking Rainbow Six type stuff. The guys would have to be the best of the best, extremely Catholic (of course), and only those who were chosen would even know for certain that it exists.

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