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Iraqi Christians´ nightmare
USA Today, by Kirsten Powers

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Posted By:Drive, 7/30/2014 2:58:24 PM

Iraq´s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening? Since capturing the country´s second largest city of Mosul in early June, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ordered Christians to convert to Islam, pay jizya taxes levied on non-Muslims, or die. The extremist Sunni group is also persecuting and murdering Turkmen and Shabaks, both Muslim religious minorities. Human rights lawyer Nina Shea described the horror in Mosul to me: "(ISIS) took the Christians´ houses, took the cars they were driving to leave. They took all their money. One old woman had her life savings of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/30/2014 3:01:41 PM     (No. 9946647)

She is in CYA mode

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Reply 2 - Posted by: vettelover, 7/30/2014 3:50:10 PM     (No. 9946717)

Every Iraqi Christians death is on Obama´s head for reoving our troops!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/30/2014 4:57:45 PM     (No. 9946828)

The only thing new here is they now have the power to do what they have said what they intended from the start.
They will do this world wide if they can. Get used to it. This is our future unless we tell them no and shove no down their throat.

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