The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
22nd of July, 2014

Re: Mosul

It is quite sad, isn’t it?
The last Christian reportedly left Iraq's second largest city of Mosul at 12:00pm on Saturday, ending over 6,000 years of Assyrian history in the city. Assyrians have lived in Mosul for over 6,000 years, converting to Christianity over 2,000 years ago. This all came to an end on Saturday, when the last Assyrian Christian left the city.

Some Iraqi Christians had called on the international community to help create a protected zone in Ninevah Province so as to provide protection for all minorities around the city of Mosul and to provide protection from future attacks by IS. While the proposal for a new Ninevah Province has been submitted to the Iraqi Parliament, it was not finalized. Because of the inaction both inside Iraq and the failure of the international community to heed the threats against Christians, the majority of the refugees who have just fled Mosul remain in danger of being attacked once more by IS as it continues its jihadi blitzkrieg across Iraq and Syria.

The crazy thing is that when they massacre 1,700 people in one day, the World is apparently too squeamish to discuss it. When Hamas turns Gazan Muslims into human shields and a fraction of that are killed by Israel’s Defence Forces, the whole World screams like the biggest injustice has happened. Nobody remembers to blame the Islamist Hamas for literally murdering its people in order to score propaganda points against an Israel that has done more to avoid civilian casualties than any Islamist combatant ever thought to.

When the Jews till their land, the Arabs freak out. When they repair a roof, the UN squeals. When they defend themselves, it is a massacre.
Then the Mozzies plunder Christians and mass-murder their children and nobody says shit. So you see that the “concern” for the Gazans is only ever thrust forth as a nice excuse to hate Jews; if it were about human rights, Mosul would be the centre of global rage right now.

Did you know that, this week, Paris had big pro-Palestinian riots, complete with a neo-kristallnacht that actually freaked out the French authorities. I think Paris is about 15% Muslim.

The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.

The statement by the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned that the Christians had until Saturday to “leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate.”

“After this date, there is nothing between us and them but the sword,” the statement said.