How the Iraq War Became a War on Christians

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church burned by ISIS

Andrew Doran writes about how the warnings of Pope John Paul II prior  to a US led invasion of Iraq went unheeded. The Holy Father predicted that the war in Iraq would lead to the persecution of Christians, and other religious minorities in the region. Read his essay in The American Conservative here: How the Iraq War Became a War on ChristiansDonate to help Iraq’s Christians here. 

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TCC Radio: 60 Words | Radiolab

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Senator Barbara Lee

“As we act let us not become the evil that we deplore.”

Senator Barbara Lee was the only elected official who voted against giving the President the freedom to attack any and all terrorists using any means necessary and without asking Congress. She’s a Christian who was inspired, at least in part, by a reading from the book of Jeremiah. More and her story on Radiolab after the jump:

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Misc: Christianity in Iraq is Finished

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“The past 3 months have been the climax of 11 years of hell.”

Christians in Iraq began being targeted shortly after the US led invasion in 2003. Daniel Williams argues in The Washington Post that it’s time for Western countries to start offering them asylum, as they will never be able to return to their homeland. Read it here: Christianity in Iraq is Finished

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TCC Radio: After an Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraq

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the symbol placed on Christian homes in Iraq

The picture above is the mark the radical Islamic group Isis is placing on the homes of Christian in Iraq. All Christians have been forced to flee Mosul, convert to Islam, or be killed. Listen to the story on NPR after the jump. Read Pope Francis’ response from Catholic News Service here: Pope Calls for Prayers as Militants Chase All Christians Out of MosulDonate to help Iraq’s Christians here. 

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