The government of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, fell overnight to the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, also called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mosul's panic-stricken Christians, along with many others, are now fleeing en masse to the rural Nineveh Plain, according to the Vatican publication Fides. The border crossings into Kurdistan, too, are jammed with the cars of the estimated 150,000 desperate escapees.
The population, particularly its Christian community, has much to fear. The ruthlessness of ISIS, an offshoot of al-Qaeda, has been legendary. Its beheadings, crucifixions and other atrocities toward Christians and everyone else who fails to conform to its vision of a caliphate have been on full display earlier this year, in Syria.
As Christian Post readers will remember, in February, it was the militants of this rebel group that, in the northern Syrian state of Raqqa, compelled Christian leaders to sign a 7th-century dhimmi contract. The document sets forth specific terms denying the Christians the basic civil rights of equality and religious freedom and committing them to pay protection money in exchange for their lives and the ability to keep their Christian identity. more >>
Evidence has again emerged indicting that if Western mainstream media actually reported more on the sufferings of Christians throughout the Islamic world, their lot would likely improve.
Meriam Ibrahim, a woman who is imprisoned in Sudan and sentenced to death on the charge that she apostatized from Islam and converted to Christianity-and who recently gave birth to a baby girl in prison-was reportedly going to "be freed in a few days," according to a BBC report:
Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman. Khartoum has been facing international condemnation over the death sentence. more >>
"It was unanimous among MY principals in MY government." Barack Obama on the Bergdahl swap decision
The arrogance and incompetence continue.
Obama is even more callous and indifferent in his lame duck term. He is certainly a "me, my, mine and I" type guy and seldom "us" -- unless he is blaming someone. I wouldn't be surprised if Al-Qaeda issued a statement claiming responsibility for the shambles that is the Obama administration. more >>
As the news media cranked up the heat on the White House's disastrous handling of the Veterans Affairs scandal, President Barack Obama decided it was time to change the subject and make the news about him again. So what does he do? Obama finalizes the release of five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo in exchange for the Taliban's release of one American soldier.
Not just any soldier but "a high value" soldier Sargent Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his duty in 2009 when he walked off his base in Afghanistan right into the enemy hands of the Taliban. And Bergdahl caused the death of six of soldiers who joined other soldiers in a massive search for him.
Did Obama really think he was going to receive accolades for this noble act from anyone but Bergdahl's parents or was it a deliberate move to further harm America and our credibility on the world stage? Many Americans were aghast not to mention both Democrat and Republican members of Congress because Obama broke the law with the exchange. more >>
For too long, the U.S. taxpayers have been forced to shell out money to the PLO-the Palestinian Liberation Organization. For nearly a quarter of a century, the PLO-re-packaged as the Palestinian Authority-has been raking in billions of dollars from credulous officials in the U.S. State Department and the European Union. All the while, the PLO has never truly renounced its objective of destroying Israel.
Nor has the PLO ever been a friend to the American people. When the Twin Towers collapsed in flames on 9/11, the people living under the PLO danced in the streets, gave candy to their children, and fired their AK-47 Soviet-era rifles in the air to celebrate. The late PLO boss, Yassir Arafat gave orders for the murder of U.S. Ambassador Cleo Noel in 1973. And he invented airline hijacking for terror purposes.
Yet, despite all that, top State Department officials have relentlessly pursued a "two-state solution" for Mideast peace, demanding that Israel make territorial concessions to people sworn to their destruction. Mahmoud Abbas is Arafat's successor. He was a PLO henchman from the start. Yet, somehow, administrations of both parties have naively believed they could make peace between Arafat's heirs and the Israelis. more >>
You were already thinking it. Treason. For Richard Nixon, it was a cover-up surrounding illegal wiretapping. For Bill Clinton, it was lying under oath about sex with an intern. Obama thinks he's untouchable. He believes he's above the law.
Evidently, he's right.
What will it take for our spineless U.S. Congress to impeach this tyrant? This is way beyond partisan politics. This is about justice. This is about the safety of the American people. Barack Hussein Obama is America's biggest threat to national security. He is "an enemy within." more >>