Glory to Our Lord Jesus!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
On Friday, in the Kurdish city of Zakho which is heavily populated with Assyrian Christians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) there was a Fatwa (religious decree) issued by a cleric against all businesses which are against Sharia Law. Thousands of Kurdish Muslims took to the streets and attacked over 24 Christian businesses. Two days later they passed out leaflets threatening the Christian store owners will be killed if they attempt to re-open their stores.
You have heard time and time again about the persecution of Christians which began in 2003. We come to you again and ask for your voice. Iraqi Christian Relief Council has started a petition encouraging our government to protect through political means the Body of Christ in Iraq. We need thousands of signatures.
Please click the link below, review and sign the petition. We urge you to send this message to your friends and family so they can partake in assisting with this process.
You can read a few articles, look at pictures, and view videos of these attacks on our website: www.iraqichristianrelief.org.
As always, we thank you for your continued support and prayer.
Iraqi Christian Relief Council