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ZAKHO, IRAQI KURDISTAN—Said Murat knew something was wrong when the ISIS militants who had taken control of his Kurdistan village ordered people into male and female groups. But he really got scared when the pickup trucks that were supposed to take them to nearby Mount Sinjar were instead driven to an irrigation pool at the edge of the village.
If the movement is developing beyond expectations, I have a suggestion to take it on a new level: recruit new mobsters from among unchurched people. Invite them to return the next week, and subsequent Sundays after that. Nothing rebuilds old churches like people.
he Islamic State will not succeed in advancing this far, of course. But they will murder many people as they try.“The Structure of the Islamic State ISIS,” by Col. ret. Dr. Jacques Neriah, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 8, 2014 thanks to Victor: Much has been written and said about the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham the Levant — ISIS. Most of the commentators have looked at ISIS as another terrorist organization, an al-Qaeda off-shoot, waging a guerrilla war with cohorts of unorganized thugs. The Afghani-style gear, the pickup trucks, the all black or army fatigue uniforms which most ISIS fighters wear, the unshaven beards, the turbans, hoods and head “bandanas” with Arabic inscriptions have added to the confusion.
Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Uzhhorod, Ukraine
Christians are called “Worshipers of the Cross by Muslims. Why? Because we show such reverence to the crosses we wear and put up in our churches, in remembrance of the one on which Jesus died, and we put them atop our churches. Today in Wenzhou, China, the city with the highest number of Christians in all China, crosses are being lopped off church towers all over Zhejiang province – nobody will give an answer as to why, but obviously some Communist high up in the ranks is seriously offended by the number of crosses out there. And of course in regions ruled by ISIL/ ISIS, not only are crosses being knocked off church towers and churches claimed as mosques (Syriac Orthodox cathedral of Mosul and 44 others http://www.aina.org/news/20140729100528.htm ) but Christians of all Churches have been crucified on…
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