18 July 2015

A tragic anniversary in Mosul

It was one year ago today that the world began to learn with horror that the Islamic State had marked the homes and businesses of Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul with the Arabic letter of ن. The letter was used as an abbreviation of the derogatory term Nazarene, by which many Muslims designate the followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Today, however, most of the world seems to have forgotten this purposeful act toward genocide.

Last year was the first time in 1,600 years that no Christians were present in Mosul; they fled under the threat of death, abandoning their homes and everything they knew.

Let us not forget them. Let us not forget that we, too, are N.

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