Monday, December 6, 2010

Demonstration for Iraqi Christians in Washington, DC

White House demonstration supporting persecuted Iraqi Christians

On Saturday, December 4th, 2010 a number of organizations held a demonstration in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House to call attention to the continued persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. William J. Murray, the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, was one of the speakers at the event. Murray's comments are at

Monday, November 1, 2010


On Sunday, November 1st, terrorists from a group called the Islamic State of Iraq stormed Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad . Their first act was to murder two Catholic priests with shots to the head. The few American media outlets reporting on the attack, including Fox News, said it was part of a major attack on the Iraqi stock exchange, but that was not true. A car bomb was exploded at dusk near the exchange when it was already closed; this was only a diversion to lure guards away from the church. The real target was the church.

The attackers had explosives and wore suicide vests. The attack came during the traditional time of Catholic mass when 120 worshipers were in the church. Most media in the U.S. didn't report the full extent of the bloodbath; however, some European news outlets did report in detail how 58 died and 78 others were injured. Many of those who survived the bombs lost limbs, were paralyzed or suffered other very serious injuries.

The White House issued a sort of generic statement on the attack that never mentioned that the victims were Christians, or that the attack was on a church. In part the statement read, "The United States strongly condemns this senseless act of hostage taking and violence by terrorists linked to al Qaeda in Iraq that occurred Sunday in Baghdad killing so many innocent Iraqis." No wonder so many Americans think President Obama is a Muslim.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ISLAM - We are now streaming the English version of "Three Things About Islam" which was originally produced in the Netherlands. This is a must see for anyone who has questions about the core of Islamic beliefs. View here!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

School buses bombed in Iraq

The bombing of school buses near Mosul on May 2nd has caused the Catholic Archbishop of Mossul to call for UN intervention to protect Christians in Iraq. “It is urgently necessary to have a United Nations intervention to protect Christians in Iraq” Bishop George Casmoussa, Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mossul. The Bishop spoke after a bomb attack on Sunday that killed four Christian students and injured 170.

The Bishop said, "The Christian community lives in fear. We are exhausted from continual violence, terror and insecurity. If this situation continues we can no longer live in this land, our beloved homeland.”

Earlier in the day more than 2,500 Christians from Hamdaniyah protested in the streets against the continuing attacks on innocent Christian civilians. Official the United States says that attacks on Christians in Iraq are "criminal" in nature and have nothing to do with persecution.

Friday, April 30, 2010


I have been out of the country and have not really been able to continue to post materials at our Iraqi Christian cause site. Currently the Religious Freedom Coalition is working to fund a new water system at a camp for Christian youth in Jordan. We hope to have the work done before the camp opens in June. I cannot post the exact location or information on the Internet for obvious security reasons. The camp is open to all Christian youth including Iraqi Christian refugee children. Online donations to the RFC made during May will assist the camp.

What is the mind set that allows many on the left, sometimes called liberals, to turn from God and believe that a Utopian state can be created on earth? Every three weeks I author a Chairman's Report and in April I featured this Utopian philosophy that is destroying the United States and the rest of the West? Drawing on my own past experience growing up in a Marxist home, and exploring the literary example of Thomas More's Of the republic's best state and the island of Utopia, I seek to explain why liberals are in such denial of reality. I urge you to print out copies of this edition of the Chairman's Report and to share it with others. The PDF version is located at:

Friday, February 26, 2010


On Wednesday, February 4, 2010 the U.S. House passed by a vote of 415-3, Congressman Frank Wolf's H.Res. 944. The Resolution supports religious minorities in Iraq and its language details how Christians and other religious minorities have been brutalized in Iraq since 2003. Read more at Congressman Wolf's site!

Friday, February 19, 2010


"We don't want elections, we don't want representatives, we don't want our rights, we just want to be alive," said Father Baasil Abdul Noor, a priest at Mar Behnam Church in Northern Iraq. This week four Christians have been murdered in the Mosul area. The latest was a 20-year-old student, Wissam George, an Assyrian Christian who was studying to be a teacher. Many of the Christians in Northern Iraq fled Baghdad and other southern areas seeking the simple right to live. Pray for the Christians of Iraq. Read more 

Friday, February 5, 2010


The Swedish government appears to have no problem allowing the construction of mosques financed by Saudi Arabia, but has kicked Iraqi Christians out of the country illegally. An Assyrian news agency reports that "25 Assyrian persons and families were forcibly returned to Iraq. Upon their arrival at Baghdad airport, no arrangements were made to safely transport them to their final destinations. With the threat of kidnapping very high, nearly all stayed at the airport, only to be helped by Assyrians working at the airport, who realized the returnees were Assyrian. Of the 25 who were returned, 24 fled the country again, and one was given refugee status by UNHCR in Ankara, which has acknowledged that it is not safe for Assyrians and other Christians in Iraq." An investigation of the reports in Sweden by a radio station has created political problems for the leftist government. Read more