Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pope Francis and the scandalous betrayal of Iraqi Christians

Is it perhaps the most scandalous betrayal of the West towards the East? While Christians are being executed, rapped and driven out from their ancestral homelands in Mosul-Ninveh. His Holiness Pope Francis chooses to pander to Islamists.

I myself as a Syriac Christian from Iraq feel abandoned by the Holy Father. Inter-religious dialogue, pandering and claiming that Islam is a "religion of peace" will NOT help. As a Pope who has gained secular popularity, His Holiness has a duty to speak out. Yet, he has not. He has not come out harshly against the recent atrocities in Iraq, and most importantly against Islam.

Please pray for Iraq, pray for the Ninveh plains.

Through the Birth-Giver of God Maryam and Mor Ephrem, God Bless you all.


  1. Dear Ahono,
    The Pope is speaking as a real Christian who has duty to adhere to the teachings of the holy gospel. This includes loving and forgiving our enemies.
    Not all Muslims agree with what have happened in Mosul, many are vocal in their support for Christians. If we start accusing Islam and Muslims in general of wrongdoing we will risk alienating our Muslim friends and betraying our Christian principles.

  2. Ahono and non, read this: "Then the people seeing that the king would not hearken to them, answered him, saying: What portion have we in David? or what inheritance in the son of Isai? Go home to thy dwellings, O Israel, now David look to thy own house". (III Kings 12:16)

    Well, there is nothing to expect from Francis to the Syriac and Assyrian Christians, because their faith and your blood are nothing before their eyes. He isn't a Christian, but an Islamist supporter, so, in vain they are calling for the defend them.

    The Muslims, moderate or fundamentalists, all follow the Qur'an, which has written the following: "And kill them (the infidels) wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you" (Surat Al-Baqarah [2], 191).

    Who does not save his people, does not have the moral authority to demand anything. Apart from the above, Jesus said: "Blessed are the peacemakers", but also said "He that hath not, let him sell his coat, and buy a sword". For that reason, it is our duty to defend against enemies, even though it destroy them with their own weapons.