Tag: Iraq

The Anti-American Sniper Backlash Begins

A number of very good pieces on why the movie is so bad– Chris Hedges calls it as it is: “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds”… Read More ›

French TV Show Laughs At The Credibility Of “The Fox News Clowns”

Earlier this week Fox News hosted Steven Emerson, an alleged terrorism expert, who claimed that the entire city of Birmingham, England was occupied by radical Muslims and was inaccessible to anyone else. His remarks were widely ridiculed, including by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, who called Emerson an “idiot.” Emerson later recanted and apologized… Read More ›

Help For Christians Fleeing Mosul, Iraq

By Islamic-Relief Worldwide  As part of our Ramadan distribution in the conflict-torn country, Islamic Relief provided 1,500 Christian families with parcels packed with essential food staples. Families in the Ninewa districts of Al-Hamadanya and Ba’sheqa benefitted from the distribution, which was coordinated with the local church. Fighting also continues in western Iraq, where protracted conflict… Read More ›

Muslim Scholars Condemn Deportation Of Christians From Mosul

  The Muslim Scholars Association in Iraq condemned the deportation of Christian families from Mosul by the Islamic State (ISIS) this week, saying it amounts to an assault on innocent people. The militant group “gave Christians an ultimatum to leave Mosul by Saturday, thus leaving the city without Christians for the first time in Islamic… Read More ›

Catholic Iraqi Refugee Attacked, Beaten By A Man Who Thought She Was Muslim

By David Ferguson – RawStory.com Thursday, June 12, 2014 An Albuquerque woman was attacked in her home and her family’s U.S. citizenship papers were torn up by a man who incorrectly believed that she was Muslim. Albuquerque’s KRQE Channel 13 reported that, ironically, the woman and her family are Catholic Iraqis who fled that country six years… Read More ›