This unfathomable brutality is predicated on the Qur’anic division of the world: “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but harsh to the unbelievers” (48:29). It would be hard to sustain an argument that these Islamic State jihadis were being too harsh to the unbelievers; the Qur’an doesn’t define the parameters of harshness.
“Wedding rings cut off fingers, bibles burned. Chaldean Catholics Remain Faithful,” Catholic Online, August 19, 2014:
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Your Catholic Voice Foundation is continuing in its sincere and faithful mission to save and support Chaldean Catholics displaced by the Islamic State in northern Iraq. These amazing and resilient people belong to some of the oldest Christian communities and societies on the planet. This is literally true, their Christian communities easily date to the time of the earliest apostles.
Despite their ancient, fruitful and peaceful…
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