Friday, February 27, 2015

Muslims Kill Christians, NOT News; Focus on Museum

Little seen headline: Islamic State jihadists kidnap hundreds of Christians and begin mass executions

Top news story:  ISIS extremists ransack Mosul museum, destroy ancient artifacts

Today's review of the mainstream media shows few words written about the genocide, but reams of articles and hours of news video reporting the destruction of material objects.

For background, read President Obama Compares Christians to Islamic Terrorists and even Ignores Christian Genocide (focuses on furthering Gay Agenda)

Also read President Obama Ignores Hate Crimes Against U.S. Christians

And read Muslim Beheads Christians in New Jersey per Koran

-- From "ISIS Onslaught Engulfs Assyrian Christians as Militants Destroy Ancient Art" by Anne Barnard, New York Times 2/26/15

A rampage reminiscent of Tamerlane or Genghis Khan, perhaps, but in reality, according to reports by residents, activist groups and the assailants themselves, a description of the modus operandi of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate this week. The militants have prosecuted a relentless campaign in Iraq and Syria against what have historically been religiously and ethnically diverse areas with traces of civilizations dating to ancient Mesopotamia.

Assyrian leaders have counted 287 people taken captive, including 30 children and several dozen women, along with civilian men and fighters from Christian militias, said Dawoud Dawoud, an Assyrian political activist who had just toured the area, in the vicinity of the Syrian city of Qamishli. Thirty villages had been emptied, he said.

The assault on the Assyrian communities comes amid battles for a key crossroads in the area. But to residents, it also seems to be part of the latest effort by the Islamic State militants to eradicate or subordinate anyone and anything that does not comport with their vision of Islamic rule — whether a minority sect that has survived centuries of conquerors and massacres or, as the world was reminded on Thursday, the archaeological traces of pre-Islamic antiquity.

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has presented itself as a modern-day equivalent of the conquering invaders of Sennacherib’s day, or as Islamic zealots smashing relics out of religious conviction.

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From "Activist: ISIS now holds 262 Christians hostages in Syria" by Laura Smith-Spark, CNN 2/26/15

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number of Assyrian hostages seized over three days at 220, in a statement released Thursday.

They were taken from 11 villages in the Tal Tamer area in al-Hasakah Province, the monitoring group said. Its information indicates that ISIS has taken them to the Mount Abdelaziz area, southwest of Tal Tamer.

Besides those captured by ISIS militants, thousands of families have been forced to flee their homes, he said.

ISIS has proven, time and again, its willingness to ruthlessly go after minority groups which don't subscribe to its extreme take on Islam.

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From "Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts" by Zeina Karam and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press 2/26/15

The destruction of artifacts in the Mosul museum is part of a campaign by IS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines — including Muslim holy sites — to eliminate what they view as heresy. They also are believed to have sold ancient artifacts on the black market in order to finance their bloody campaign in the region.

In the video released Thursday, militants used sledgehammers and drills to smash and destroy several large statues, which are then shown chipped and in pieces. The five-minute video also shows a black-clad man at an archaeological site in Mosul, drilling through and destroying a winged-bull — an Assyrian protective deity — that dates to the 7th century B.C.

Irina Bokova, director general of the U.N.'s culture agency UNESCO, said in a statement that she was "deeply shocked" at the video. She said she asked for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council be convened "on the protection of Iraq's cultural heritage as an integral element for the country's security."

"I condemn this as a deliberate attack against Iraq's millennial history and culture, and as an inflammatory incitement to violence and hatred," Bokova said.

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From "ISIS kills 15 Assyrian Christians, charity reports" by Ed West, Catholic Herald 2/26/15

Aid to the Church in Need reported that the Islamist group murdered a number of Assyrians it took from Hassake governorate in Syria.

Abbot Emanuel Youkhana passed on the news to various Catholic agencies working in the area, and said the number still being held totalled 350.

The charity reports that another source claimed that people in the Sunni Arab village of Bab Alfaraj have been told to attend “a mass killing of infidels” at Mount Abdul Aziz tomorrow.

There are no families left in the 35 Assyrian Christian villages of the area. The only people left in the region are Christian militia fighters who are fighting alongside Kurdish troops

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From "ISIS kills 15 Christian hostages in Syria, beheads woman" posted at ANSAmed 2/26/15

The news was given by Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana to the Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need on Thursday. . . . One woman was beheaded in the village Tel Hormidz and two men were shot to death. There is no information at the moment on how the other 12 were killed. Youkhana added that the number of those known to have been taken hostage had risen to about 350. In addition to the hundreds previously reported, some 80 inhabitants from the Tel Jazira village, 21 from Tel Gouran, 5 from Tel Feytha and 3 from Qabir Shamiya have been taken. Almost all are being held in the Sunni Muslim village Um Al-Masamier.

. . . One source has said that a mass execution is being planned for Friday, February 27, in the mosque of Bab Alfaraj, a Sunni village in the area. There has been no confirmation of the news.

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Also read Islamic 'Call to Prayer' at National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

And read Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs