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Thursday, 7 August 2014

ISIS beheads Christian children; world sits by silent

The Christian community is being slaughtered and genocidally purged from the Middle East. ISIS has increased its persecution, even to the beheading of children. How is it possible that the world sits by in silence? We hear of Gaza... but where is the Arab outrage over this extermination? Where is the Muslim outrage? 

Here is the reality, the proof of what ISIS is doing, reminiscent of the Katyn Forest Massacre by the NKVD, or SS exterminations conducted in the eastern campaign. It should be noted that we cannot, by the video determine that all are Christian. There probably are Muslims amongst these groups as well; certainly, more Muslims are victims of ISIS than Christians. The uniqueness of the Christian slaughter is the campaign for total extermination of the Christian communities. 
  All of this is happening 100 years after the Great War started. Britain entered that war, having guaranteed Belgium's neutrality. Within weeks, German troops were "executing" hundreds, if not thousands of Belgians and French. Sir Arthur Currie's speech to the House warned that not doing anything would stain Britain's honour. What of British honour now? Where are the marvelous NATO forces? History will judge the "western" powers as evil co-collaborators with these filthy, dirty, evil men, who follow with the false prophet from the desert (of whom the great Jewish convert Abbe Lemann identified as a  precursor of the Antichrist). 

Where is Mr. Obama?
Where is Mr. Putin?
Where is Mr. Cameron?
Where is M. Hollande? 
Where is Frau Merkel? 

Well, where are they

Video link for mass killing of 1500 Christians. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT


Here is a public letter and call for prayer from the Bishops Conference from England and Wales, seemingly a voice in the wilderness. Alas. 


Please see below the statement issued by Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton and Bristol: 

Iraq Prayer Appeal

“As the Chairman of International Affairs at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I invite you to join with many people from across Iraq in praying for an end to the violent persecution that threatens to extinguish the ancient Iraqi Christian community.
 Church leaders in Iraq have selected Wednesday 6 August – the Feast of the Transfiguration – to be observed as a universal day of prayer. It is one of the major feasts in the Chaldean Catholic Church calendar.
In addition to this global day of prayer, we would also encourage you to pray for Iraq's Christians on Sunday 10 August.
Events in Iraq over the past few weeks have been disastrous. Christians have been systematically driven out of Mosul. A community of 60,000 before 2003 has dwindled over the years and is now down to almost nothing. For the first time in 1,600 years, no Masses are being celebrated in Mosul. Many Christians have fled to the surrounding Nineveh Plains and into Kurdistan as militants from the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIS), threaten those who do not subscribe to their fundamentalist ideology.
 We are witnessing today an act of religious and ethnic cleansing toward Christians as well as many other communities such as Sufis, Shabaks, Mandaeans, Yazidis, Turkmen, let alone Shi’is and Sunnis, as extremists drive people out of the lands that have been their home for thousands of years; some churches have been converted into mosques, ancient monasteries lie abandoned and the homes of Christians have been daubed with signs that would mark them out as a target for the extremists.
I call on our government and those of other states to prioritise action to save the Christian and other persecuted communities of Iraq and to offer them the help and support they need urgently.
I invite you to support Aid to the Church in Need as well as all other Catholic charities offering emergency and pastoral support to Iraqis at a time of great crisis.
Most important of all, I appeal for your prayers so that God may show the people of Iraq his infinite mercy - comfort the mourners, bind up their wounds and heal the broken-hearted in those biblical lands that have been a cradle of civilisation.”
Rt Rev Declan Lang
Bishop of Clifton
Chair, International Affairs Department, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

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