Islamic State In America?
Christians in Iraq and Syria are facing more and more threats every day. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has driven thousands from their homes, murdered hundreds who refused to convert or leave their homes, and sold hundreds more into slavery.
The Obama Administration ignored the cries of Christians in the Middle East. Now they are acting to protect thousands who face slaughter and genocide at the hands of Islamic extremists, but this comes too late for Christians who were driven from their homes in Syria and Iraq and faced robbery, beatings, and execution. Even former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been critical of Obama's handling of the situation, calling the President's inaction in Syria a failure that "left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled." Obama's months of inaction on behalf of Christians was called out last month by Congressman Frank Wolf :
And now ISIS is posting photos from members in the United States threatening our very safety.
But it took nearly two more weeks before Obama acted -- and by then it was too late.After 2,000 years there are no Christians left in Mosul. And now ISIS has captured Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee their homes - 50,000 of them Christians - and slaughtering many who stayed behind,including the 5-year-old son of a founding member of St. George's Anglican Church in Baghdad - an evangelical Christian church.The means by which ISIS is going about achieving their goal of a Christian-free Islamic state is nothing short of genocide. More must be done to protect these innocent people from these brutal assaults by ISIS and Shariah Law - and before this threat truly manifests itself on our shores.Christian America must wake up. Please share this post with your friends and family to remind them of the suffering of Christians in the Middle East.
"I believe what is happening to the Christian community in Iraq is genocide," he said in a speech to the House of Representatives. "I also believe it is a crime against humanity. Where is the West? Where is the Obama Administration? Where is the Congress? The silence is deafening."