What’s Happening To Iraq’s Christians As Islamists Tear Across The Country?

As jihadists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant capture wide swaths of territory in northern Iraq, seizing military equipment and massacring Iraqi soldiers as they proceed, Christians are particularly alarmed and have fled in droves, not knowing if they will ever see their homes again. Churches have been looted and burned and women have been forced to wear the Islamic veil in Mosul, a major city in northern Iraq that was captured last week, the Christian Post reported. The Tablet, a British Catholic news weekly, quoted local Christian officials who described a scene of chaos and devastation.

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