Islamic State advances in northern Iraq, Lebanon; Christians, others flee
August 05, 2014
Yazidis, Christians, and other minorities fled villages in northern Iraq after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) defeated Kurdish fighters.
ISIL, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, has also seized its first town in Lebanon. The town, Arsal, has a predominantly Sunni Muslim population.
- Assyrians Fleeing As ISIS Approaches Assyrian Villages in the Nineveh Plain (AINA)
- Islamic State seizes town of Sinjar, pushing out Kurds and sending Yazidis fleeing (Washington Post)
- Islamic State seizes territory inside Lebanon (The Telegraph)
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Posted by: jg23753479 -
Aug. 05, 2014 5:43 PM ET USA
If my reading is accurate, many Mohammedans live peacefully in Israel; the Jews don't seem to have persecuted them especially. Even in the propagandistically named "occupied territories", I've not read stories of Jews beheading anyone or forcing them to pay a tax because they refuse to convert to Judaism. Yet liberals in the West assure me that it is the ISRAELIS who are the source of troubles in the Middle East. Have I missed something?