ISIS Committing Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East

USA Today – Mar 16, 2016:  “Hillary Clinton has said it. Marco Rubio, too. The European parliament, the U.S. Catholic bishops and Pope Francis have also uttered the important word to describe the Islamic State’s systematic elimination of Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East. It’s called genocide. The United States Commission on International Religious…

Christians Targeted in Kenya Islamic Terrorist Attack

April 2, CNN reports eyewitness account as follows: Christian Prayer Service Targeted Joel Ayora, who was on the campus and witnessed the attack, said gunmen burst into a Christian service. Taking hostages from the service, they then “proceeded to the hostels, shooting anybody they came across except their fellows, the Muslims.” The attackers separated students…

A Deep Offense to God, and to Humanity …

Today, from the Jerusalem Post: Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, burying some alive and taking hundreds of women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said on Sunday. Human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani accused the Sunni Muslim insurgents – who have ordered the community they regard as “devil…

Desperation in Iraq’s Sinjar Mountains

(CNN) — The Sinjar Mountains rise suddenly from the endless desert of northern Iraq, a ridge of craggy rock some 50 kilometers (30 miles) long, running east to west. Barren and windswept, some 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) high, they make a forbidding sight. But for centuries, they have been the refuge of the desperate and…