While the eyes of the world were focused on the deaths of 17 people in Paris by militant Muslims, nobody saw the 2000 Christians killed by the Boco Haram militant Muslims during the preceding four days in Nigeria.
A local defense group said that they gave up trying to count the dead bodies. One escapee from the horrific slaughter said, “For three miles I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached the next village, which was also deserted and burnt.”
At least 16 towns and villages in the area were razed in the attack which forced at least 20,000 people from the area.
Meanwhile, there are 1.25 million Assyrian Christian exiles.
The Assyrian people are the oldest Christian people on Earth. They converted through the preaching of St. Thomas the Apostle. They are in line with the Syriac Church, founded by St. Peter in Antioch, what is now Syria.
Eddie O’Neill wrote in the National Catholic Register that since 2003, militant Muslims exiled1.25 million Assyrians from their ancient biblical homeland in northwestern Iraq. When militant Muslims forced them out of their homes, Jordan opened their borders, but they did not roll out the red carpet for these exiles.
We are used to seeing refugees in a normal refugee camp where there are many tents in the middle of a field. However, these Assyrian Christian refugees are unseen by the world. They are jammed into urban settings; they may not work and their children may not go to local schools. They just sit and sit and there is no progress towards their resettlement.
The Militant Muslims Do Not Exclude Children from Their Slaughters
Militant Muslims ask Christian children to renounce Christ. Many children refuse to do so. In just one example, they gave a group of children in Iraq the choice to renounce Christ and to follow Mohammed or die.
They responded, “No, we love Yeshuah (Jesus), we follow Yeshuah, We have always followed Yeshuah.” Then their militant Muslim executioners beheaded them.
Our Christian brothers, sisters and children are facing persecution, ethnic cleansing, martyrdom and genocide at the hands of militant Muslims.
Don’t become desensitized to this genocide by passively sitting and watching their suffering on your television screens. We should stand up and do something for them and let others see our witness for them!
We can support the one-man initiative of my former pastor, Father Benedict Kiely of Stowe, Vermont, by purchasing the products that he developed with the Arabic letter “”N”” seen in the photo above. This is like the Jewish Star of David. The Nazis made the Jews wear a cloth Star of David to mark them for death. The militant Muslims mark their “N” with paint on the houses of Christians to identify them for martyrdom.
The Arabic letter “”N”” is the first letter of the word “Nasarean”” that is the militant Muslim word of contempt for Christians and Jesus, the Nazarene. We should purchase and wear these products in an act of solidarity with those suffering persecution and death from militant Muslims.
All funds for purchases of these products, after cost of production, go directly to Aid to the Church in Need, a reputable charity with their “boots on the ground” who help the suffering Christians in the Middle East.
Please click here to show your solidarity with them. Click here to see a short video of Fr. Kiely explaining his mission.
Let us also pray to Jesus King of All Nations for His protection from militant Muslims and other chastisements, for His care for the persecuted victims, for the eternal rest of the souls of the martyrs and for the conversion of their killers.
Jesus asked us to pray, “Protect, O Lord our King, our families and the land of our birth. Guard us, we pray, Most Faithful One! Protect us from our enemies and from Your Just Judgment.”
Please click here to pray with me for them.