Iraq: IS burns Christian books

Last week the Islamic State posted an online video showing its jihadists throwing books bearing crosses on their covers into a bonfire in the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq.

Iraqi Parliament passes discriminatory law

Late last month, the Iraqi Parliament passed a law mandating that the Christian children of fathers who convert to Islam and those of mothers who marry Muslims will all automatically become Muslims themselves, whether they want to, or not!

House Resolution to call extermination ‘Genocide’

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bipartisan resolution in September that called for the murder of Christians and other religious minority groups in Iraq and Syria to be officially classified as “genocide,” according to Barnabas Aid.

Iraq: Committee to ID crimes against Christians

The Prime Minister of Iraq has established a committee that intends to identify and document the homes and properties that have been fraudulently or forcefully seized from his country’s Christians.

Muslim Kidnappers Ransom Christians

Hundreds of kidnapped Arab Christians have been ransomed last year by Islamist terror groups trying to raise funds by spreading terror across the Middle East, according to The Christian Post.

Iraqi Christian Martyrs Commemorated

The Assyrian community commemorated the 1933 massacre of an estimated 3,000 Christian martyrs in the town of Semele in Iraq’s Mosul district on Aug. 7.

U.K. Denies Refuge to Christians Fleeing Islamic State

With the rise of the Islamic State, we are seeing what may become a “genocide” of Christians in the Middle East, yet the U.K. has closed its doors to them, according to Barnabas Fund International Director Patrick Sookhdeo.

Mosul Cathedral to become ‘Mosque of the Mujahedeen’

The Islamic State has announced that the Syriac Orthodox Cathedral Church of St. Ephrem in Mosul will become known as the “Mosque of the Mujahedeen” in honor of the “holy warriors” of Islam who wage jihad in Allah’s name.

ISIS Militants Booby-trap Christian Homes

A Christian who fled his village in northern Iraq claimed that ISIS jihadists are placing explosives in Christian homes just in case they decide to return, according to the Christian Post.

IS Publish Prices for Christian Slaves

The Islamic State has published the prices that captured Christian and Yazidi women and children are to be sold for, according to Barnabas Aid.

Iraq: Nothing Done for Displaced Christians

An Iraqi bishop whose community has taken in more than 70,000 displaced Christians is dismayed that the government in Baghdad has failed to offer any assistance, according to Patheos.

Christian Women Raped by ISIS

Barnabas Aid has learned that women and girls being held captive by ISIS at Mosul’s Badush Prison have been given the choice to either convert to Islam, or suffer rape on a daily basis until they change their minds.

Islamic State Destroys 1,800-Year-Old Church

Members of the militant Islamic State in Iraq and Syria torched an 1,800 year-old Catholic Church in Mosul as Christians fled for fear of their lives, according to the Christian Post.

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