Breaking News: Have You Seen This Symbol?

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Have you seen this symbol?

This is the arabic letter “nun,” the first letter in the word “Nazarene.”

In Mosul, Iraq, it has been painted on doors to identify the homes of Christians who are then brutally beaten and often executed.

A militant Sunni organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been steadily attacking cities and communities in north and northwestern Iraq since June. The attacks have divided Iraq along religious and ethnic lines.

On Friday, July 18, ISIS issued an ultimatum to the Christians of the city of Mosul, which it captured more than a month ago: convert to Islam, pay the jizya (a tax on non-Muslims), or be killed.

“They control the city and I think they made it very clear that there is no place for non-Muslims in the city,” Archbishop Warda said.

The cross a top the city’s Syriac Orthodox cathedral was removed. Thousands of Christians have fled the country.

Bashar Nasih Behnam, 52, spoke with the Guardian about the last Christians remaining.

“There is not a single Christian family left in Mosul,” Behnam said. “The last one was a disabled Christian woman. She stayed because she could not get out. They came to her and said you have to get out and if you don’t we will cut off your head with a sword. That was the last family.”

In a move of solidarity with our persecuted brothers and sisters, many Christians are changing their facebook and Twitter profile pictures to this symbol.

Certainly a picture can never replace the power of prayer. But the symbol can serve as a reminder for us to pray for our fellow Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world who are suffering grave injustices because of their faith.

6 responses to “Breaking News: Have You Seen This Symbol?

  1. Its saddening that a symbol that represents or identifies a religion such as a christian home, is turned into a death symbols basically.

  2. P. U. S. H.
    Pray Until Something Happens
    in the Bible many Christians died because of their faith
    unfortunately, history has a habit of repeating itself
    the most important thing is
    is to stay firm in faith until the very end

  3. I learn the wars and terrorists in Mid-East countries from Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and The Thousand Splendid Suns. Even though Hosseini only portrays few violence scenes, I am shocked by these Terrorists shot innocent citizens from the high hills only for games. When the religion is used by the evil purpose, it becomes extreme violence.

  4. It’s unpleasant to know that people are dying because of the religion they believe. And how just a simple symbol marks a death sentence of those in Iraq.

  5. Im telling you we are in our last days! So much is being reveled from the book of revelations in the Bible!

    Revelation 20:4
    I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

    Revelation 14:9
    A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand,

    But fear not!
    Galatians 6:17
    From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

  6. This is the symbol that was being discussed in the other video as the symbol that identified Christian homes. Again, this is saddening to know that people are being forced to leave their homes because of their religion. I pray for those who were affected by this unfair movement.

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