They hate you because of me - I've not been able to follow closely of late the persecution of Christians around the globe, but this morning I received some a link to a news report that I wanted to share and record here.
I suppose it's not surprising that I heard nothing about it on the MSM.
Here's a link to the report from NewsMax and an excerpt:
Violence Against Iraqi Christians in Mosul
Chaldean Bishop Emil Shimoun Nona has said that Mosul is experiencing a “humanitarian emergency” and that "hundreds of Christian families" left the city Feb. 24 in search of shelter, leaving behind their homes, property, and commercial activities, according to Asia News. The situation "is dramatic", he said, and warned that Mosul could be “emptied completely of Christians”.
The families have chosen to flee after a spate of violent attacks which left five Christians dead last week, and members of a whole family murdered on Tuesday. "In one house all the family members were killed — five people,” said an Iraqi member of Open Doors, a non-denominational charity helping persecuted Christians.
“First the attackers drove by and shot from their car. Then they forced themselves into the house and gunned down the entire family. They even threw two bodies outside the house as a cruel warning for others."
For further information on Christian persecution around the globe the Christian Persecution Blog is a good source.