DIRTY BASTARDS: ISIS Destroys The Oldest Christian Monastery In Iraq

by Scott McKay | January 20, 2016 3:40 pm

There is no adequate word to describe what scum[1] these people are.

The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State’s relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.

For 1,400 years the compound survived assaults by nature and man, standing as a place of worship recently for U.S. troops. In earlier centuries, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches and prayed in the cool chapel. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of Christ’s name, were carved near the entrance.

Now satellite photos obtained exclusively by The Associated Press confirm the worst fears of church authorities and preservationists — St. Elijah’s Monastery of Mosul has been completely wiped out.

There is no one effectively defending the Christians of Iraq or Syria. The ugly truth is the only even marginal defenders of those people are Assad and the Russians. We are certainly not engaged in doing anything significant to help them.

  1. no adequate word to describe what scum: http://time.com/4186469/isis-christian-monastery-iraq/

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