Islamic State Torches Armenian Church in Mosul

This is the second time in one year that this Armenian church is being targeted by ISIS

MOSUL, Iraq–Militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, have burned down an Armenian church in the Wahda neighborhood of Iraq’s second largest city, reported

Armenpress confirmed the report, adding that the church, which was targeted by ISIS militants, was the new church and the not the old St. Etchmadizin Church.

A representative of the Armenian Diocese told Armenpress that the church was looted and bombed two years ago. In June, ISIS militants also attacked the same church, when they invaded Mosul, after which Armenians and Christians were driven out and fled to nearby provinces of Kurdistan.

Saed Mamuzini, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official from the city, told BasNews, “IS insurgents continue to torch and destroy public places, people’s homes and shrines.”

“They systematically destroy homes and shrines on a daily basis,” said Mamuzini.

“The church belongs to the Armenian Christians and was regularly used for worship,” added Mamuzini.

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  1. Sarkis said:

    A 100 years from now hundreds of Armenian churches were set to fire by the Turks as they implemented their murderous plan of the genocide of the Armenian and other christian minorities of the Ottoman Empire.

    Today history repeats itself and there are Christian nations who still question this reality.

    Now is the right time to wake up and see the reality . Now is the right time to teach a lesson to Turkey , a supporter of ISIS, by recognizing the Armenian Genocide in all the Christian nations of the world .

  2. Norin said:

    The solution is simple, stop building and wasting diasporas resources on foreign hostile soil.

  3. Vindicated Man said:

    I can’t find this in the “mainstream” media? Shame on you, mainstream media, so much for your “independence”.

  4. Hratch said:

    Result of no one being there to protect it. In any case, no one should really be there since we are not indigenous to that land. Armenia is the homeland for ALL Armenians. Let our politicians get that through their thick skulls…..I doubt it will penetrate!

  5. Artin Djerdjerian said:

    Yes, American intervention was in Yougoslavia !!!!!! But what is happening in Irak against Christians and Churches doesnt Matter Mr.Obama or Nato..US & NATO Already destroyed Irak…

  6. Hovig Nersessian said:

    Shame!! Religions are all under the same God but unfortunately the “followers” are “self-oriented” and absolutely not loyalist heavenly believers….
    Shame on their belief!!

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  9. Vaheh said:

    I have never understood, why after the our genocide we didn’t pack up and left these countries. Muslims never liked us anyway. We had to learn this in hard way. Well, now we do! A Radical Muslim wants to get rid of us and moderate Muslim wants the radical Muslim to do the dirty job. These are not humans, these are subhumans equal to Barbarians and Nazis.
    I just don’t get it.It is matter of time before they get more in numbers exponentially and take over all of the middle east. We have been massacred number of times in history. Why we don’t get out of these places. A place with a mosque and we DO NOT Belong there. These savages have no mercy on Christian values. In fact they have no mercy on any value system. This is what they want a Caliphate!
    I just hope we intensify our Aerial campaign to take these savages back to Flintstones times.

  10. Vahan said: