Sunday, February 8, 2015

Iraqi Christians take up arms in fight against ISIS

 A Dwekh Nawsha militia member sits on top of a tombstone inside a 200-year-old monastery

Islamist forces have driven some 150,000 Christians, mostly Assyrians, from their homes, and Kurds are now helping them to regain their homeland.

Iraqi Christians are banding together to take on the Islamist militant group ISIS to reclaim their homeland, the Wall Street Journal reported this week.

“The objective is to liberate their land in Nineveh Plain and to take charge of security in these areas afterward,” said Yaco Jacob, a Christian parliamentarian in the Kurdistan Parliament, according to Al Arabiya News. Other minorities, such as the Yazidis and the Shi'ite Shabaks, live in the Nineveh plains and have suffered at the hands of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State.

According to the Wall Street Journal, hundreds of Christians, who felt government forces abandoned their families in fighting last summer, are training at a former U.S. military base in northeast Iraq.

“I want to defend our own lands, with our own force,” said Nasser Abdullah, 26 years old, who is helping lead younger recruits in training, according to the Journal.

                                                                  More @ Haaretz

6 comments:

  1. I believe some others have also, but can't pinpoint the story now. Thanks.

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  2. So where are the so called Christians (aka CINO, Christians In Name Only) here in the FUSA, when it comes to protecting and defending their "brothers and sisters in Christ"? They talk about and are proud of their "missions" (only so long as their missionary work is any place other than in their back yard, city or state). BUT, when it comes to taking real action, they only offer some weak, wimpy "we pray for..." I suppose that would make them feel so uncomfortable. How about, when the collection plate is passed around, take up a donation for buying guns and ammo so that their fellow believers can defend themselves. Praise the Lord, definetely, but pass the ammo too. There IS a time for waging war.

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    1. How about, when the collection plate is passed around, take up a donation for buying guns and ammo so that their fellow believers can defend themselves.

      An excellent idea.

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  3. I wonder if there is a way to do that via some sort of "crowd funding" online without
    the Obama gov't thugs shutting it down?

    CH

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    1. Good idea and arms wouldn't have to be listed just "help".

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