The head of Iraq’s largest church has condemned Takfiri ISIL militants for targeting the Christian community in the areas they control.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako said on Sunday that the ISIL terrorists who forced Christians out of the city of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu, who raided medieval Baghdad.
The ISIL Takfiri militants recently started marking houses belonging to the Christian community and issued a statement that told the Christians to convert, pay a special tax, leave the city, or face death by noon on Saturday.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians left Mosul ahead of the ISIL group’s ultimatum. a large number of Shias as well as people from other faiths also escaped the city fearing violence by the ISIL terrorists, who have exploded shrines and mosques.
“The heinous crime of the Islamic State was carried out not just against Christians, but against humanity,” Sako said during a church service in Baghdad.
Sako further stressed that the move has never happened in Christian or Islamic history. “Even Genghis Khan or Hulagu didn’t do this,” the Christian leader said referring to the 1258 attack by the Mongolians that killed tens of thousands of people
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