Glenn Beck caused a stir last week when he poured "Christian blood" over pancakes and ate them alongside guests on his show in response to a comment made by a Hamas' spokesman on CNN.
"Why should the Jews be able to make all the yummy recipes with Christian blood?" Beck asked those on his show. "Why can't us Christians – it's our blood, it's our children's blood – we don't have to kidnap them. All we have to do is kidnap them and drain them of their blood, so it's a little purer. Really, who wants matzo? Even if it is made with yummy Christian blood."
Beck's response came after CNN host Wolf Blitzer spoke with Hamas' spokesman Osama Hamdan. During the interview, Hamdan made comments about the Jewish people using Christian blood to make matzo. It's a slanderous accusation made by anti-Jew supporters. more >>
Protests highlighting the plight of Iraqi Christians are being held in many parts of the world, thanks at least partly to the #WeAreN campaign that has drawn attention to the unprecedented persecution by highlighting Arabic letter "N," which the ISIS militants placed on the homes of Christians in Mosul.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted, "#WeAreN and we stand in solidarity with the persecuted Iraqi Christians," adding a link to an article in National Review on the campaign's success, and urging his followers, "RT if you do too!"
The article notes that the #WeAreN campaign has helped fuel protests across the United States and all over the world in favor of Christians forced to flee their homes in Mosul and other parts of Iraq, which is now under the control of the Sunni militants of the ISIS. more >>
Assyrian Americans came out in large numbers in Michigan on Sunday, following similar demonstrations in Illinois and California earlier, to raise awareness about the persecution of Christians in Iraq's Nineveh Plain by ISIS militants. A report suggests nearly 200,000 displaced Assyrians from the region are in "desperate need."
About 2,500 Assyrians rallied on Sunday in Detroit, home to nearly 120,000 Assyrians, according to AINA.
The demonstrators held red wooden crosses and wore T-shirts saying, "Stop killing Iraqi Christians." They also carried signs and chanted slogans. more >>
As ISIS continues to terrorize Iraq, a new threat has been issued against the United States as the spokesman for the group gave an interview last week saying they will fight and "raise the flag of Allah in the White House."
"I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established," Abu Mosa, spokesman for ISIS, told VICE Media in an interview. "Don't be cowards and attack with drones. Instead, send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House."
ISIS controls the Syrian city of Raqqa, which it claims is now the capital of the Islamic caliphate. However, the group has recently been heavily involved in taking over territory in Iraq, attempting to drive out Christians and other minority religious groups in the hope of establishing the Islamic caliphate in that country as well. Over 200,000 Christians have had to flee from their homes in order to seek refuge in Kurdish villages. more >>
National spokesman for Iraqi Christians and Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said the "evil" being carried out by ISIS militants in Iraq now includes shocking beheadings of children, and he praised President Barack Obama for authorizing an intervention in the crisis Thursday.
"They are systematically beheading children, and mothers and fathers. The world hasn't seen an evil like this for a generation. There's actually a park in Mosul that they've actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick," Arabo told CNN's Jonathan Mann last week.
"And they have them in the park. This is crimes against humanity. The whole world should come together. This is much broader than a community or faith. This is crimes against humanity and they are doing the most horrendous, the most heartbreaking things you can think of," he explained. more >>
The children of Christian American-Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2012, cannot understand why their father is in prison for "loving Jesus," and pleaded with President Barack Obama in a heartbreaking video this week to "bring my daddy home."
"Dear President Obama, please help bring my daddy home," the children plead at the beginning of the video posted on YouTube Monday.
"Why does our daddy need to be in prison for loving Jesus," asked Pastor Abedini's 7-year-old daughter Rebekkah. more >>