The systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
A few days ago, militiamen Işil have marked all the houses of the Christians with the Arabic letter ‘ N ‘, which stands for’ Nasrani ‘, ie’ Christian ‘(plur. Nasara), and with the words ” Property of the State Real Estate Islamic . ” (*)
In addition, traders have been warned Christians from distributing food rations subsidized by the government and the same has happened to the electricity distributors.
“The Isil called yesterday with an official letter to all representatives of the Christian community to participate in a meeting to organize the issue of housing in the city,” says Warduni Aki-Adnkronos International.
“However – he continues – the letter arrived late to some of them, while others have chosen not to show up for fear of what awaited them, and consequently no one has responded to this invitation.”
” In the end, this morning Isil announced through loudspeakers of mosques that Christians must leave the city, or pay the jizya (ie fee ‘protection’, ed) or become Muslims , “says Warduni.
” When Christians started to leave the house, the elements Işil stopped them and robbed of everything, money, valuables and even cars, forcing them to leave the city on foot , “he adds.
We are outraged by ISIL’s recent announcement that Christians in Mosul must either convert, pay a tax, leave, or face execution in the coming days. We have also seen photos of reportedly Christian houses in Mosul marked with pejorative terms for Christians.