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Death Threats for Iraq’s Women & Gays

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Religious groups are threatening to kill the members one of the few Iraqi organizations dedicated to helping women and gays.

Why America is duty-bound to help Iraqi Christians

Just 11 years ago, there were 1.5 million Christians living in Iraq. Since the U.S. war there, that number has plummeted to approximately 400,000 — and it is still falling fast. The chaos created by the U.S. invasion, occupation, and...Show More Summary

Israel’s fight for its very existence

Cohen: Israel fought its first war, in 1948, against five Arab nations — Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan — as well as the Palestinians.

ISIS Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church in Mosul; Priest Says City Is 'Now Empty of Christians'

Members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly torched a 1,800 year-old Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq and have effectively left that city "empty of Christians" as believers fled the area in fear of their lives, according to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako.

Defeating ISIS in Baghdad Is a Long Shot Given ISF History and Current Realities

Co-authored by Michael Pregent, former U.S. Army officer and Intelligence Specialist. Watching Iraqi security forces (ISF) crumble in Northern Iraq several weeks ago and suffering defeat yet again in Tikrit is painful to swallow. Hoping for a best outcome in the long run is not looking better. Show More Summary

Mosul's Last Christians Flee Former Christian Stronghold

After ISIS ultimatum forced them to convert, pay tax, or die. The few remaining Christians in what was once an ancient stronghold of the faithful have fled Mosul after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) left them with three...Show More Summary

The West's Silence on Persecuted Iraqi Christians Is Worthy of Contempt, Rails British Academic

Following news that Iraq's dwindling Christians have been forced out of their centuries' old homeland over the weekend, a British academic and scholar of American history demanded to know why their plight had received such scant attention and called the status quo response "worthy of contempt."

Why Triumphant Jihadis in Iraq Will Join Assad to Crush Opposition in Aleppo

BEIRUT -- The world's most feared jihadi group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is parlaying its dramatic gains in Iraq into Syria. Already flush with cash and weapons, ISIL stands to receive another, invaluable windfall in Aleppo, Syria's second-largest city. Show More Summary

McCain Fires Back at Jon Stewart: 'Gets Away' With Being 'Absolutely Wrong;' Jabs Media

On Sunday's Media Buzz, Senator John McCain brushed off Jon Stewart's latest slam at him over the Iraq War. Host Howard Kurtz wondered, "Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?" McCain bluntly answered, "No, but it doesn't matter really....Show More Summary

Prayer Vigil for the Church in Iraq, Monday 28 July, St Thomas, Apostle, Washington DC

On Monday 28 July at St Thomas, Apostle, Washington DC, there will be a Prayer Vigil to pray for our beloved brothers and sisters who are being persecuted in Iraq. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7pm following which there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight. Priests are invited to concelebrate the Mass, and there will be an opportunity for confession.

With ISIS Now Controlling 35% Of Syria And Most Of Its Oil Fields, Iraq Issues An Ultimatum To The US

Remember when the extremist Al Qaeda spinoff ISIS (or, now known as Islamic State following the formation of its own caliphate in the middle of Iraq and Syria) was still a "thing" two weeks ago? In this case out of sight does not mean...Show More Summary

Convert, Submit, Or Die

Meanwhile, back in the hellhole of Iraq, the “Islamic State” has issued an ultimatum to Christians in the areas it controls: In the statement, Isis said Christians who wanted to remain in the “caliphate” declared earlier this month in parts of Iraq and Syria must agree to abide by terms of a “dhimma” contract – […]

'We Are All Christians': Anti-ISIS Graffiti Appears in Mosul after Terrorists Expel Christians

For more than a week since the arrival in Mosul, Iraq, of the jihadist terror group Islamic State (formerly ISIS), reports out of the city were relatively quiet. ISIS, NBC reported, dedicated itself to rebuilding infrastructure and helping Sunni Muslims. Show More Summary

Ohio Vet With PTSD Ordered To Remove His Therapy Ducks

Ohio veteran Darin Welker was ordered to remove his therapy ducks from his West Lafayette home. The Army veteran was wounded in Iraq and suffers from PTSD. Welker says his 14 pet ducks are therapeutic. The Ohio Right To Farm Act could help protect the Ohio vet’s small livestock if he chose to engage in

“Long slide into the abyss”: Cheney’s old pal Ahmad Chalabi is back

A poster child for the farcical Iraq invasion is back -- and he wants to take over the world

Iraq War Veteran Faces Misdemeanor Charges for Owning Therapy Ducks

21 hours agoNews : Mediaite

An Iraq War veteran may be in trouble for owning 14 ducks, and he's hitting back -- because he says they help him cope with PTSD.

An Ohio veteran is fighting to keep his therapy ducks.

21 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

How does that make you feel? (via) Iraq Veteran Darin Welker received a citation from the law-followers of West Lafayette, Ohio saying that he has to get rid of his 14 therapy ducks. Apparently, ducks don't fly in that town. While getting...Show More Summary

Australian Teenager Carries Out ISIS Suicide Attack in Iraq

The suicide bomber who killed approximately three people near a Baghdad mosque on July 17 was from Melbourne, Australia. The Islamic State took credit for the attack and named Abu Bakr al-Australi as the bomber. According to BBC News, the Australian bomber was 18-years-old. Show More Summary

-ISIS Demands Christians Leave Mosul or Be Executed

The leader of the new Islamic State in Iraq and Syria demanded last week that all Christians in the lands that he ruled over either convert, pay a special tax, leave, or die. Those who did flee were expected to leave behind all of their possessions and funds. However, it became even worse for […]

Facing fines, conversion or death, Christians flee Mosul

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) - Just days after the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said they killed hundreds of Syrians, dozens of Iraqi Christian families are now fleeing the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, hoping to avoid a similar fate. On Friday, the al Qaeda splinter group issued an ultimatum to Iraqi Christians […]

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