Pope Francis has joined with Christians facing genocide in Iraq and Syria, calling upon the world to make an armed response to the Islamic State. He has asked the world to “stop these crimes” and his envoy called for the use of “a professional, well-equipped army.”
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – You know a situation is bad when a pope or his envoy calls for an armed response. Pope Francis, widely appreciated as a practical and realistic man, is not just calling for a cease-fire or negotiations. Instead, he is inviting an armed response to the terrorism of the Islamic State.
One hears precious little from Christian Churches regarding the absolute horror that is befalling our Sisters and Brothers around the world. Barbarians are perpetrating unimaginable horror and are marching across the Middle East with little if any obstacle.
Our Media chooses to “spare” us from most of the pictures of these horrors because it would offend our sensibilities. Too graphic they say. Some of the better coverage has been by Walid Shoebat. Visit his site. Is it time for a another Christian Crusade?
By Theodore Shoebat Muslims in Iraq, all members of ISIS, are beheading Christian children, raping and butchering their mothers, and hanging their fathers. Mark Arabo, a Chaldean-American leader, had this to say: They are systematically beheading children” He did an interview explaining this horror
Included in this post is a wonderful documentary that will take an evening to view, but once one gets started, it is hard to turn if off. Many primary sources are quoted both Muslim and Christian. Enlarge the video for the full effect.
THE CRUSADES: CRESCENT & THE CROSS – Documentary.
Come, my brethren! Take courage and stand beneath our banner! The darkness closes in, and we are the only true defenders of the Light! March to victory and arise triumphant!