Breitbart News reports Sebastian Gorka’s claim that last week the Islamic State in Mosul “painted the letter ‘N’ for Nazarene on the houses of all the surviving Christians in the city.” ISIS, he says, “has basically given an ultimatum to all the Christians left: You can either flee or convert to Islam, or we will kill you.”

In the Breitbart interview Gorka decried the lack of media and government attention to what he called a holocaust of Christians in Iraq:

Gorka points out that, over the last 20 years, America has stood up around the world to save Muslims. “Whether it was to save the Muslims in Bosnia or the Albanians, Kosovars, and Muslims in Serbia, it is now time for a humanitarian operation to save the remaining Christians in Iraq,” he said. “It is time for the American people and our representatives to do something for our co-religionists remaining in the Middle East.”

I have myself no direct knowledge of the situation, but like many others I have been following with great concern similar reports from that country (including this and this). I do not know what to do, by way of a public gesture, other than to place an ‘N’ over my own door as a sign of solidarity. Perhaps if enough of us did that it would help draw attention to our beleaguered brethren.

Articles by Douglas Farrow

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