July 17, 2017

Desecration of Batnaya Church: Iraq's Christian Genocide

Faith GoldyRebel Host Faith Goldy

Batnaya is a Chaldean Christian town in northern Iraq that was occupied by ISIS for over two years. While inside the town, Islamic terrorists used every identifiable Christian symbol for target practice. 

I take you into the Church's torched and hollowed out chapel with never-before-seen footage of the terror wreaked by ISIS towards Iraq's native Christian population.

From inside the Church, you can see it's blackend walls, shot-up crosses once carved into ancient stone, and something no one expected: pro-ISIS graffiti written in the German language.

While the town was liberated from ISIS in 2016, not one local has returned as fears of ISIS booby traps and IEDs in the area abound.

Today, a nearby Kurdish Peshmerga army base is the only presence protecting the Christian town from Hashd al-Shaabi, a Shia military force that receives backing from both Bagdad and Tehran.

Will Christians ever be able to return to this town, over 85 percent of which has been destroyed by ISIS-- or, is Batnaya a microcosm of the greater trend across the Middle East and Iraq where Christians face ethnic cleansing and genocide at the hands of their Muslim overlords?

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commented 2017-07-17 21:55:05 -0400
Hep is coming. Trump and Putin have made great headway in a workable exit strategy which involves leaving the Kurdish nationalist forces fully trained, supplied and capable of policing the region permanently.

Hopefully with some foreign aid they can rebuild
commented 2017-07-17 20:13:01 -0400
Yeah Yeah Ayan Ray, you posted the same things all over this site on the weekend.

Denying a Christian genocide perpetrated by muslims….how unoriginal! Go away!
commented 2017-07-17 20:12:59 -0400
Scribe THAT on the wall before you leave.
commented 2017-07-17 20:11:42 -0400
Ein feste Schloss ist unser Gott,
ein gute Wehr und Waffen.
Er hilft uns frei aus aller Not,
die uns jetzt hat betroffen.
Der alt böse Feind
mit Ernst er’s jetzt meint,
groß Macht und viel List
sein grausam Rüstung ist,
auf Erd ist nicht seinsgleichen.

Mit unsrer Macht ist nichts getan,
wir sind gar bald verloren;
es streit’ für uns der rechte Mann,
den Gott hat selbst erkoren.
Fragst du, wer der ist?
Er heißt Jesus Christ,
der Herr Zebaoth,
und ist kein andrer Gott,
das Feld muss er behalten.

Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär
und wollt uns gar verschlingen,
so fürchten wir uns nicht so sehr,
es soll uns doch gelingen.
Der Fürst dieser Welt,
wie sau’r er sich stellt,
tut er uns doch nicht;
das macht, er ist gericht’:
ein Wörtlein kann ihn fällen.

Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn
und kein’ Dank dazu haben;
er ist bei uns wohl auf dem Plan
mit seinem Geist und Gaben.
Nehmen sie den Leib,
Gut, Ehr, Kind und Weib:
lass fahren dahin,
sie haben’s kein’ Gewinn,
das Reich muss uns doch bleiben.

Martin Luther 1528
commented 2017-07-17 19:42:47 -0400
Ezra Levant and the like are wrong when they claim terrorists are after non-Muslims only. Muslims are victims of terrorism to a far greater extent than non-Muslims. Here’s the truth.

“In cases where the religious affiliation of terrorism casualties could be determined, Muslims suffered between 82 and 97% of terrorism-related fatalities over the past five years.”

“Between 2004 and 2013 about half of all terrorist attacks, and 60% of fatalities due to terrorist attacks, took place in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan – all of which have a mostly Muslim population.”

“Most terrorist attacks are rooted in geopolitics. Religion is certainly a part of them, but it is not the only part.”

commented 2017-07-17 18:51:15 -0400
Do Canadians really care about these Christians? CBC is over the moon today because the new Dr Who is a woman.
commented 2017-07-17 14:47:32 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,705 Attacks, 217,447 Killed, 298,672 Injured that we know of

“Christians are the worst part of Canadian Society”, Justin Trudeau, Debate Post, March 28, 2017
commented 2017-07-17 14:25:31 -0400
When you tread where Heathens stray, expect Horror. In Canada we have our own Horror, it is called Justin Trudeau.
commented 2017-07-17 13:48:43 -0400
Janice Kay, I would march in Ottawa.
commented 2017-07-17 13:37:30 -0400
Fraser McBurney, Maybe we could start with a march in one of our bigger cities, demanding that Christian refugees be accepted in Canada. That might embarrass the Liberals, who incidentally took the credit when Harper’s Christian Armenian refugees arrived here in Dec 2015. Remember him giving out jackets and posing for selfies?
commented 2017-07-17 13:26:22 -0400
SET UP A CHRISTIAN NATION in the middle east (and make sure it borders Israel) train them educate the arm them foster them
commented 2017-07-17 13:22:55 -0400
For the best video I’ve seen on Islam, watch retired math and physics professor, Dr Bill Warner outline the rapid expansion of Islam from Arabia, to Syria, then across north Africa into Spain within a few years of Mohammed’s death. You’ll understand how Islam works.
From politicalislam.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wugWj42pLI
commented 2017-07-17 12:48:03 -0400
You will never see western mainstream media report on this.

As one of the few Canadians outside the Rebel Media who has seen this, I know what is coming.

Tell all your friends.

Maybe a few of them will believe you – but I can assure you that most will not.

To the Rebel crew – stay on concrete and pavement and do not move items in any church or other building unless it has already been cleared.

Be safe.
commented 2017-07-17 12:11:02 -0400
What else can you expect from savages?
commented 2017-07-17 11:51:57 -0400
Sad. Very sad.

Thank you, Faith, for your reports. Stay safe.