Sadly though for the Christians living Mosul and north-western Iraq, the creation of the Islamic State, a modern Muslim caphalite is bad news. Following a strict version of Islam, they are demanding local Christians; convert, pay a large tax or die. In God's providence some are able to flee and become refugees in Kurdish controlled areas, living their homes and livelihoods behind. But it's not a pleasant exit, there are reports that the Islamic state is responsible for murder, rape and the burning of church buildings.
- Pray for the Iraqi Christians; that they'll survive, find refugee and be protected within the Kurdish areas of Iraq.
- Donate to Barnabas Fund here.
- On Facebook and Twitter there's been a wave of people changing their avatars to the Arabic letter "n", shown on the right, which stands for "nazarene" the strict Muslim designation for Christian living in a Muslim controlled area.