A Desperate Cry From Iraq’s Christians

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 3 weeks ago

Breitbart:

Iraq’s Christian leaders have just made a desperate cry for help. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraq’s Catholic church, has issued an appeal “to all who have a living conscience in Iraq and all the world.”

The situation for Iraq’s Christians has been steadily deteriorating ever since the 2003 invasion, in part because the U.S. never acknowledged that Christians were being targeted by Islamists and did not prioritize protection of Christians or other minorities.

But with the recent sweep through Mosul and other Iraqi cities by the jihadi group ISIS, Iraq’s Christians look to be on the verge of genocide.

On June 16th it was reported that ISIS had marked the doors of Christians in red. Patriarch Sako’s letter confirms that rumor. While no one yet knows what this ominous sign foretells, Sako and other Christian leaders are pleading with the world to intervene before the meaning of the sign is made clear.

Oh, I think the meaning is clear.  Convert, pay jizya, or die.  Of course America ignored the plight of the Christians during “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”  The leadership didn’t care.

Nor does the leadership care today.  In fact, it runs well beyond political leadership to church leadership.  While we listen to sermons of introspection and the social gospel, Christians around the world are slaughtered.  When is the last time you even heard a prayer in a worship service for the suffering Christians worldwide?

American “Christians” are too busy trying to disarm each other (when we should be trying to arm each other and prepare for conflict), or focused on the disembowelment of what’s left of Christian theology in America to notice that fellow believers are dying or to say a thing about it.  Soft and weak, we are.  And very self centered.

Shame on the weak, pathetic, pitiful, disgusting, repulsive American Christianity.  Shame, now and in eternity.



  • coastx

    ISLAM’S agenda> caliphate. Christianity’s agenda> love, peace and harmony. The former is a well planned and resourced conquest application, the latter an idiot culture that tried to con the public on the Jesus myth.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    I’m not sure what you refer to when you say “Jesus myth.” I don’t claim that Jesus’ was a myth, or His claims to deity. What I claim to be a myth is the notion that he taught pacifism.

  • coastx

    You have to deep read Matthew for this. There’s a developmental ideology that presents on the mind of comprehension. You won’t get this reciting God Bless America passages or via your personal interpretation of it. You learn one level, release and move to the next the ultimate manifestation of which is ecological humanity. There are four points on this application. This angers people, because they are stuck and they don’t want to admit it. Take a look around. Where’s Jesus? Christianity is taking a hard fall for the simple reason people do not want to push themselves to think. Jesus’ gonna float down from the clouds and save the degenerate society from itself is NOT happening. Fours points. An agenda to compete with agenda driven politics, yet people can’t immediately do this because such education begins in early childhood the same way the elite teach their children the skills of Orca. America teaches it’s children LOL, Kewl, OMG and LMAO hedonism.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Not really sure what this all means. Rather random and confused, it appears. You might want to read this:

    http://www.captainsjournal.com/2013/12/01/the-foundation-of-liberty/

  • coastx

    Thinking required. Chaos and irrationality work work here, although I did look at your referenced article. This lays out ethical rationale, the limitations of such attempted ideology held down by the absolute value of domestic culture and how to preserve this.

  • McThag

    It kind of falls naturally from letting Iraq form a constitution that conflicts so jarringly with our own after we’d conquered them.

    You don’t even need to be religious to be disgusted by it.

  • Josh

    You strike me as a legitimately unstable individual. I would ask you what the hell you’re on about, but I’m afraid of the response.

    Maybe a better question is simply “what are you on?”

  • Bobbye

    Consider the clear scriptural teachings of Galatians 3:26-29:

    “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

    Genesis 12 King James Version (KJV)
    12 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
    2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
    3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    Since the late 1980′s the USA has waged a war against Christians. In the Balkins and the Middle East and Africa it is a shooting war. The USA cannot be anything but cursed by God for this. Most Church’s support of these wars also brings God’s curse to them. The Church has become nothing more than a mouthpiece for the US government, just as the media is.

  • coastx

    You’re OFF topic and baiting conflict, TROLL. How about try again?

  • Josh

    After 8 years of reading and commenting here on TCJ, you and others like you are the reason I a) no longer take the comments on this blog seriously, and b) think the readership (or at least the ones that comment) has turned into illiterate nutcases and bigots. You can’t even form proper sentence structure or use correct grammar.

    It’s sad, really.

  • coastx

    Still off topic, TROLL. This doesn’t work for you.

  • Josh

    That’s a convenient one-liner, isn’t it? Label and brand: “Troll.” In all caps, no less, so I assume you REALLY mean it.

    The topic is your craziness. You’re the one that marred an intelligent article with a comment that sounds like it dribbled out of the mouth of a psych ward patient. I would prefer you not do that, as I enjoy the intelligent discussion and debate that used to take place here.

    Let me put it another way: reading your comments here is like watching an angsty, hormonal teenager vandalize a library because they’re upset they can’t understand what’s inside.

  • coastx

    Here’s the topic> “…intelligent article…” That’s 2% of your current narrative. The rest of it is off topic. Keep trying!

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