Way to go, President Obama.
Barack Obama led America’s foreign policy into such a state of diplomacy first, diplomacy only, the world cowered, ISIS spread — and now Christians, once a sizeable force in Iraq, have fled Islamic persecution and ceded Mosul, likely to never return.
More than 1.8 million Christians called Iraq their home in 2004. Under Obama, however, tens of thousands fled, fearful of persecution by the spreading and growing ISIS terror forces. In 2014, more than half of the Christian population had left the nation. Another 100,000 fled Mosul over the next couple of years.
And it’s not looking like they’re going to be able to return home any time soon.
“It would be very hard for children here and children in Mosul to get [along] together,” said one vicar, in the Express.
The times, it seems, have changed so dramatically that modern day Mosul is home to ingrained jihadist beliefs.
“We can go back,” the vicar said. “But it is a question of safety. We are dealing with a new generation bred by ISIS. They have a radical anti-Christian viewpoint and so it would be really hard to go back.”
Sad but true.
As PJ Media has reported: Videos show children of ISIS being trained to carry on the murderous Islamic ways, based on Koran teachings.
Training camps for jihadists are populated by the youngest of Muslims, who are taught from an early age to kill for Allah — and that Christians and Jews are automatic enemies.
From the Express:
“Father Daniel said the terror cult’s destructive ideology has already spread to the next generation, sparking fears ISIS will continue their chilling campaign to boot Christians out of the Middle East. …
“‘It would be very hard for children here and children in Mosul to get together. Can they even get along together as two groups? Could they adapt to each other? We really need to work with the children in Mosul to change what ISIS has implanted there.’
“ISIS has long used children in Iraq and Syria as it aims to eradicate Christians from the region.
“Children, dubbed the Caliphate Cubs, armed with knives and guns have appeared in propaganda videos featuring executions.
“There have also been reports of youngsters being trained as suicide bombers.
“Father Daniel, who left his Iraqi village when ISIS invaded, works with Christian children devastated by the trauma of ISIS, who tortured and killed their loved ones.
“He warns education could be their only weapon against the jihadis and their young supporters with children once terrorised by the group now starting to work against ISIS.”