Now ISIS Tears Down The Cross: Chilling Photographs Reveal How Islamic State Thugs Have Ravaged Christian Churches
Posted by addisethiopia on March 18, 2015
- — ISIS militants pictured toppling crosses and smashing relics in Nineveh
- — Latest evidence of ISIS trying to cleanse caliphate of Christian heritage
- — Also attacked ancient city of Nimrud and 2000-year-old fortress city Hatra
Shocking new images released today have shown ISIS terrorists toppling crosses, smashing Christian relics with hammers and erecting the black flag of ISIS on churches in Iraq.
The latest photos show the militants vandalising churches in Nineveh, the ancient capital of the Assyrian empire.
Pictured in civilian clothing, the ISIS thugs are seen overturning statues, destroying religious icons and replacing Christian crosses with the chilling ISIS banner.
ISIS claim ancient relics promote idolatry that violates their fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law.
MEMRI director Steven Stalinsky said: ‘They don’t care what it’s called; they are just following their ideology and that means getting rid of churches and minorities. It is the Islamic State, and there’s no room for anyone else.
‘This has been going on for some time, a systematic campaign to rid the region of any vestiges of Christianity.’
In February, the terrorist organisation decapitated 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on the shores of Libya and then kidnapped more than 220 Assyrian Christians when militants swept into about 12 villages.
Thousands of other Iraqi Christians have fled their homes in fear and are having to find temporary accommodation in the surrounding region.
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican’s top diplomat at the UN in Geneva, said yesterday the jihadists were committing ‘genocide’ and must be stopped.
The Vatican traditionally opposes military intervention in the region.
— Why are they so afraid of Christianity?! So threatened. What bizarre, stupid, awful “people”.
— 2000 years of history destroyed by barbarians.
— I never thought I’d live to see the day that Satan roamed the earth.
— Destroy it all if you will, then the rocks will cry out in praise of the Lord!
— World leaders are letting this happen. It’s all very odd. Hidden agenda?
— Its only what the Government has been doing to the Christian Church in the UK for the last 20 Years
— Obama and world leaders (notice I didn’t put Obama in the “world leaders” category), run to the media to plead that no more cartoons of Muhammad be published but not a single outcry when Christians are be persecuted
— The western elites don’t mind that Christianity is being torn down. Suits their purposes for now.
— The lovely thing about churches is that they exist wherever the believer is at any given moment. They exist without crosses or banners or alters or chalices. Churches exist in the heart of the believer.