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Worthy Christian News » Five Year Old Son of Anglican Vicar of Baghdad Cut in Half by Islamic State Jihadists

By Joseph DeCaro

BAGHDAD (Worthy News)– The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad's Anglican church was cut in two during an attack on the Christian town of Qaraqosh by the Islamic State, according to the Anglican Communion News Service.

Canon Andrew White told ACNS he had christened the boy several years ago.

"I baptised his child in my church in Baghdad. This little boy, they named him after me – he was called Andrew.

"This town of Qaraqosh is a Christian village so they knew everybody there was part of their target group. They [IS] attacked the whole of the town. They bombed it; they shot at people."

IS captured Qaraqosh after Kurdish forces were forced to withdraw; although the townspeople fled to Irbil, reports suggest it may be the next target.

White said Anglicans have been working hard to provide a lot of support for the Christians who have fled Mosul and Nineveh.

"Anglicans are literally at the forefront of bringing help in this situation and there's no-one else. We need two things: prayer and money. With those two we can do something. Without those we can do nothing."

Anglican leaders, notably the Archbishop of Canterbury, have expressed dismay at the situation in Iraq.

"What we are seeing in Iraq violates brutally people's right to freedom of religion and belief, as set out under Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," said Justin Welby, the ABC. "It is extremely important that aid efforts are supported and that those who have been displaced are able to find safety. I believe that, like France, the United Kingdom’s doors should be open to refugees, as they have been throughout history …

"With the world's attention on the plight of those in Iraq, we must not forget that this is part of an evil pattern around the world where Christians and other minorities are being killed and persecuted for their faith. Only this week I received an email from a friend in Northern Nigeria about an appalling attack on a village, where Christians were killed because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Such horrific stories have become depressingly familiar in countries around the world, including Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

"We must continue to cry to God for peace and justice and security throughout the world. Those suffering such appalling treatment in Iraq are especially in my prayers at this time."

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  • Julie Latham
    14 August 2014 at 3:41 am - Reply

    :'(

  • Dries Dreyer
    14 August 2014 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Where is all those groups condeming Isreali? Where is any Muslim group condeming the murder, the violence, the extermination of Christians in Iraq, in Iran, in Syria, in Gaza? Why is everybody whom has been shouting "foul" wrt Gaza not shouting "foul" against the Islamists?

  • Jesus Saves
    14 August 2014 at 7:42 am - Reply

    The problem is that the Jihadists the islamics enjoy promoting their killings through the Media they don't deserve the attention that the world news promotes. Their God faith is dead. It's not a God it's a crazy man's idea's who claims Jihadists is a God. A crazy man who kills and forces his opinion through violence. Your followers only follow your false ideas for fear of dying. there is only one God. JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth who died for all who would receive him. There is no other God other than the God of Israel.

    • wandakate
      14 August 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

      JESUS SAVES: Even thought what you say is very true GOD the FATHER in Heaven is the "ONLY" GOD, there is no other, however they do not believe that. That is not what they have been taught since they were born. They think Islam is the right religion and that Allah is their god. To tell them any different is like trying to turn the tide back out to the ocean, very difficult indeed.
      The scriptures tell us that when they kill they will actually think they are doing their god Allah a favor, and they want to kill to get on his good side. They are promised by their teachers (virgins for the men and brand new shoes for the women). NO, none of that makes any sense to us, but they are not "us". They are not civilized as we are and their teachings are different. Radical to be more precise.
      To abandon that religion is to be killed. They are devoted to it.
      Do you think it will spread to the whole world? It just might and sooner than we think. A new One World Religion is coming and it's Islam. It's supposed to be a combination of the Catholics, the Christians and the Muslims all combined in "unity" to be one church.
      If you recall just weeks ago Pope Francis, James Robison, Kenneth Copeland all met together in Rome to start the ball rolling on this new commitment to the new Religion. Joel Osteen and John Hagee are all for it and together "all" of them will form this new Religion, it's coming, it's just a matter of time. Enjoy what you can now, while you can.

  • Shamayn Kennedy
    14 August 2014 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Horrific.

  • DL
    14 August 2014 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Isis has condemned themselves, and everyone they care about — (if these demon-possessed, unclean animals are even capable of caring) — to hell on earth and hell after earth. God sees all their sins and He will do unto them as they have done unto others.

    • wandakate
      14 August 2014 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      CARING??? These animals don't care about anyone or anything except themselves and their own agenda. If the truth is known they are demon-possessed by Satan himself. What they do is demonic, serves no purpose, worst than bad, just plain sinful. Judgment day is coming for "everyone" and they will get what is rightly due. Any punishment that we give them would be justified but the LORD has the ultimate plan for them and they will pay dearly. Rest assured that none who do this kind of evil will EVER go unpunished. That in itself is a comforting thought.

  • Alex Pace Goodwin
    14 August 2014 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Yes Dries Dreyer.. exactly.. It makes no sense at all. None of this does. Despicable evil being perpetrated in plain sight against good people and so many who protested over Israel merely protecting themselves from the same hatred coming from Hamas in Gaza, seemingly have no comment to make.. Astounding. But evil will not win.

  • derbyiters
    15 August 2014 at 7:25 am - Reply

    They will do anything at all, to get a 2 minutes of fame ! Yet, they have NO HEART,NOR SOUL IN WHAT THEY DOTO GETTING IT EITHER…. WASTE OF A CHILD, & these scum need to be given their just deserts…

  • jojo
    16 August 2014 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I am looking forward to the day when The God of the Bible, Jesus Christ brings judgement on all this great evil.

    • wandakate
      18 August 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

      JOJO: I am with you and know that my GOD is a just GOD. He is fair in all of His corrections. In the book of Revelation it talks about all of the judgments that are coming on the people for their evil ways and sins. Seals, Trumpets and Bowls. All of them will get their just due with these judgments.
      The first two sets are the Wrath of Satan and "everyone" will be here for them but then JESUS will come again and He will remove all of those who were sleeping in their graves and all of the ones who were still alive (alive after the tribulation) and they will go to be with Him forever. Then (after the church is removed) GOD will punish all of them with the bowl judgments, which are the Wrath of GOD. The church is not appointed to those, as they are the final judgments. Read what the bowl judgments are…Hell on earth, that's what they are. No soul alive will endure such punishment. He will grant to them what they deserve…The day will come. All this apostasy will be punished. People think they're fine and they will get away with their sins and they are so wrong. Scripture says, "The soul that sins, it shall die. They will die a spiritual death (meaning no Kingdom of GOD in their future). They will be separated from GOD and all that is good forever. It's their choice.

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