'Anarchy' in Mosul, Christians face new violence
Catholic World News - June 12, 2014
“An explosion of religious violence” threatens Christians in Mosul as Islamic militants extend their control, the Sant’Egidio community has warned.
The Sant’Egidio community, which has been active in efforts to negotiate peace agreements and to build inter-religious understanding, said that the Islamic victory in Mosul has endangered the prospects of coexistence, and “it appears Christians are once more the victims of terrorism and bloodshed.”
Archbishop Shimoun Emil Nona of Mosul told the AsiaNews service that 500,000 people have fled Mosul. The city is in a state of anarchy, he said, with armed bands roaming the streets and the few remaining families “holed up in the house and prevails an atmosphere of fear and waiting for what will happen next."
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Posted by: Defender -
Jun. 13, 2014 12:10 AM ET USA
The parallel to Vietnam is unnerving, except the U.S. didn't supply the North Vietnamese with arms. The U.S. has supplied al Qaeda/ISIS groups in Syria with arms and training and they have now crossed into Iraq to fight. Wonder who is running this idiocy, again?