The Kurds Are Not Our Friends, They Are The Enemy. The Kurds Are Slaughtering The Christians, Stealing Their Homes, And Driving The Christians Out Of Their Lands. The Kurds Are The Enemy!

By Walid Shoebat

Christians can only understand their walk, their cross and their destiny when they understand that the entire Bible is prophetic.

Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers parade during their graduation ceremony in the northern Kurdish city of Arbil on March 2, 2010. 1,200 peshmerga soldiers graduated during the ceremony. Thousands of peshmerga fighters will cast their votes for the parliamentary elections on March 4, three days ahead of the scheduled Iraqi general election on March 7. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers

If we examine the biblical narrative where God told Pharaoh to “let my people go,” we would recognize that God first hardened Pharaoh’s heart forcing the Hebrews to get their own straw to bake their quota of bricks. That is what made the Hebrews open their eyes that Moses was right and that the immigration to the Promised Land was the only solution to their survival and their destiny. Had God not hardened Pharaoh’s heart, the Hebrews would remain in Egypt for the free welfare: “the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost–also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.” (Numbers 11:5)

Likewise today, the obstruction by Christian leaders of the Middle East to immigrate to western lands forced Christians to live in squally conditions in refugee camps is the fault of wolves; so-called bishops in sheep clothing. These adhere to the wishes of their Muslim lords who as well refuse to “let God’s people go” claiming that if the Christians leave to western lands, then the salt of Christianity in the Middle East will cease to exist.

They would rather do what the world did to the Palestinian refugees who were made to live in refugee camps in order to keep the situation as a sight for sore eyes just to raise funding and to condemn their Jewish brethren in Israel for their miserable condition.

And while the Palestinian hates the Jew, little does he know that the slave merchants direct their souls to utter destruction.

It is the same story for the American African community even in the promised land of the United States, they are continually told to hate the white man by the same slave merchants; the very leaders who claim they are anti-slavery like Barrack Hussein Obama, Jessy Jackson, Al Sharpton and Michael Eric Dyson …

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These are no different than the tribal leaders who sold their ancestors to the Muslim who then sold them to the European who then shipped them to pick cotton. We also are dealing with this same narrative in Pakistan were Rescue Christians can only “let God’s people go” by all sorts of methods we can probably never disclose. In reality we too are in the slave-trade business. The only difference is that we free our slaves the moment we obtain them. As Oscar Schindler was a Nazi and so here we are and here you are, everyone who supports us are also in the slave-trade business and nothing ever changes.

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This narrative never changed since biblical times. In the Levant, the Muslim Sunni slave-masters are mainly financed by Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Shiite slave-masters are supported by Iran, and the Muslim Kurd slave-masters (the pride of U.S. media and government) are supported by their own oil revenues and by Turkey, which also supports the Turkmen minority. The Assyrian parties have no support and are thus left to fend for themselves continually from all sorts of slave-masters.

In the U.S., the Muslim Kurds are hailed as the beacon for freedom and the friend of the West and the Christian. This is an absolute myth. Truth is, that in the Levant, Kurdish parties choose to compromise with Islamic parties more than with Christians. In the Nineveh Plain, in the former Assyria, neither the Muslim Arabs nor the Muslim Kurds want to lose this area because of the potential oil fields under the ground and throughout Syria, especially in the Northern region of Hasakah, the Christians have been suffering the process of the “Kurdification” of Syria which has been condemned by international groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

If one searches “kurds” on Google there is over eight million hits ranging from Kurdish rights for self-autonomy, how they have been betrayed, and how we should all work with them for the sake of bettering humanity, including destroying ISIS. But when on searches for the word “kurdification” in Google, it becomes surprising to find a miserable six thousand hits.

Try it. It will help wake you up on how narrow the road to truth really is.

Kurdification is a cultural change in which something ethnically non-Kurdish is forced to become Kurdish. It is sort of like when Germans started the process of Nazification of Germany, Kurdification is usually used  in contexts of post-Saddam Iraq, particularly in relation to Assyrian ChristiansIraqi Turkmen and the Shabak people.

During this process of Kurdification, the militant Kurdish groups, like the YPG (the pride of the west) have been systematically driving Assyrians from their lands and villages. This process to end the Assyrian Christians can be viewed from the Assyrian Democratic Party of Syria exposing the case by which it issued a statement in which they condemned the process of a Kurdish land-grab, specifically an unjust and illegal law passed by the Legislative Council of Kurdish Self Governance which claims the right to take control of land owned by those who have been forced to flee the violence in Syria. (1)

The YPG (People’s Protection Units KurdishYekîneyên Parastina Gel‎) are the main armed service of the Kurdish Supreme Committee in the government of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). The YPG are primarily Kurdish, but also uses Arabs, Turks, and even Assyrian Christian units integrated into its command structure and is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union and NATO.

Assyrian Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) Dr. Jamil Hanna complained that “arming [Muslim] Kurds was a mistake in the first place and their presence around 35 some Christian villages simply brought ISIS to their area. The U.S.-Coalition instead of arming the Assyrian Christians who are able to defend themselves armed the Kurds”. He added that “the U.S. coalition should not concentrate on arming Kurds while ignoring all the other sects of what makes up the Syrian society”.

Ten per cent of Iraq’s population is made up of minority communities. They include Armenian and Chaldo-Assyrian Christians, Bahá’ís, Faili Kurds, Jews, Mandaeans, Palestinians, Shabaks, Turkomans and Yazidis. Some of these groups have lived in Iraq for two millennia or more. There is now a real fear that they will not survive the current conflict and their unique culture and heritage in Iraq may be extinguished forever. (2)

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, minorities make up approximately 30 per cent of the 1.8m Iraqi refugees now seeking sanctuary in Jordan, Syria and across the world. Yet these minorities are ignored in the influx of refugee hordes gushing into Europe who are mostly Muslim while at times Christians were even thrown overboard.

To the Kurds, minorities are specifically targeted for eradication for their faith and ethnicity. Christians are at risk because their faith associates them with the West and with the MNF-I (Multi National Force in Iraq). The traditional trade of this community as alcohol-sellers also makes them a target. In 2011 many liquor stores, department stores and salons owned by Christians in Zakho were burned in broad daylight, without any reaction from the police or army.

All of Iraq’s minority communities have suffered violations since 2003 which include: 1) destruction and defacement of religious buildings 2) mass murder of congregations gathered in and around them 3) abduction 4) ransoming and murder of religious and civic leaders and individuals 5) children forced conversion to Islam using tactics such as death threats, rape and forced marriage.

So far Iraq’s fledgling democratic processes have presented problems for minorities. During the 2005 elections, members of minority groups reported violence, intimidation and lack of access to polling booths. The new Constitution – approved in a 2005 referendum – was drafted with little participation from minority groups. Though it is progressive in many respects, it is alarmingly vague on the role Islam will play in the future Iraqi state – placing a question-mark over issues of religious freedom. As a matter of urgency, the MNF-I and the Iraqi government must recognize that Iraq’s minority communities are being targeted for persecution.

According to the UNHCR, the Kurdish parties and their armed forces (YPG, Peshmerga) have carried out acts of violence committed in areas under their control against ethnic religious minorities. Kurdish parties have been actively seeking to incorporate these areas into the Region of Kurdistan. Many ethnic minorities have charged that Kurdish political parties and military forces have subjected them to violence, forced assimilation, discrimination, political marginalization, arbitrary arrests and detention. (see detailed reports here, herehere, here).

In the Region of Kurdistan, while “honour killings” are considered crimes under local law, yet they continue to occur in high numbers, often concealed as accidents, suicides or suicide attempts. Forced or early marriages are of concern and female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent in some areas.

In the Christian areas, the process of Kurdification can be seen everywhere. The Assyrian flag is not allowed to be used in towns and villages even where only Assyrians live. Inside and outside the Kurdish Regional Government area Assyrians may not use their own political symbols. During parades for the Assyrian New Year, Assyrian Christians are not allowed to use banners with slogans that Kurds consider politically sensitive. Everything has to sound as everyone lives in “peace” and “brotherhood” with permission in advance from the Kurdistan Democratic Party and everything is checked in advance. Most Assyrian villages must demonstrate loyalty to the Kurds by showing the Kurdish flag. In the past, Assyrian Christians fearing  oppression had to have the pictures of Saddam Hussein displayed in church buildings to now simply be replaced with Masoud Barzani. Saddam has been swapped for Barzani and the Ba’ath party for the KDP.

According to the Assyrian International News Agency, when Mosul fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on June 11, Arab members of the Iraqi police stationed in Assyrian villages throughout north Iraq abandoned their positions, leaving only the Kurds and the few Assyrians to protect the villages against ISIS. The Kurds seized the opportunity to begin the Kurdification of all areas where minorities lived. They took control of Christian Assyrian villages, as well as the villages of Yezidis and Shabaks, raising Kurdish flags on government buildings and checkpoints in the Christian Assyrian villages of Alqosh, Qaraqosh, Bartella, Karemlesh, Baashiqa, Tel Keppeh, Telsqop, Batnaya, Baghdeda, Ainsifneh/Shekhan, Sharafya, Dashqutan, Karanjo and Pirozawa.

Kurdish flag at the checkpoint on the road to the Assyrian town of Alqosh, north Iraq.

Kurdification is also a process of Islamization. In villages that where exclusively Christian, the Kurdification process included building mosques to encourage Muslim settlement in those areas while in the Assyrian district of ‘Ankawa are strategically funded by Islamic financiers so that Muslims would settle there and many large plots of Assyrian lands has been appropriated by the government for Kurdish projects. Even the Erbil Airport was part of ‘Ankawa, which was inhabited almost exclusively by Assyrian Christians. When Christian families want to escape from Mosul, real estate agents refused to sell their properties fearing for their own lives from the Kurdish militias that kept an eye and didn’t allow them to help Christians causing the homes to sell for 70% less than fair market value.

Assyrian Christians who were not complying with strict Islamic values and traditions have been subjected to discrimination, threats, kidnappings, mutilations and killings. Those who have been victimized include women who fail to dress appropriately, drive cars or work outside the home; men who shave their beards, wear shorts or have long hair or wear “inappropriate” clothing.

A number of Assyrian girls are forced by Kurdish criminal organizations to work in prostitution. If they refuse, they are threatened with death. Many of them are vulnerable refugees from the south with little family in the north. These criminal organizations have ties with political leaders. Therefore it is easy to quickly force these girls with passports, and to send them to EU countries to work there in the night districts.

The Kurdification process also includes direct attacks by the Kurdish Peshmerga against Christian villages. In June 2013, Rabatki, a village in the Iraqi Kurdistan region was attacked by General Aref al-Zebari using armed Peshmerga soldiers funded by the Iraqi national budget. Assyrian Christians are not allowed in these units to protect their people. The Dutch politician Joel Voordewind of the Christian Union has condemned the attack and the Swedish politician Yilmaz Kerimo of the Social Democrats also condemned this attack on Rabatki.

In the Assyrian town of Alqosh, the local council, which is under the control of the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP), voted to remove the Assyrian chairman, Faiz Abed Jahwareh, and replace him with a Kurdish man who is a member of the KDP. Mr. Jahwareh, who is a member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM), was widely supported by the town residents and was responsible for the administration of Alqosh and a number of smaller Assyrian and Yezidi villages in the surrounding area.

While welcoming the protection of the Kurdish forces, Assyrians have never-the-less expressed grave concern about Kurdish annexation of their villages.

The Kurdification process also includes the prohibition for Assyrians to buy government-built houses or to work as police or soldiers. Civil servants, journalist at major newspapers and TV stations, judges and senior positions within educational institutions cannot comprise of any Assyrians regardless of giving loyalty to the Kurdish parties. Assyrian history is not recognized, but is rather transformed as Kurdish history in museums, books and during memorial days and all excavations in northern Iraq are labeled by authorities as Kurdish even in textbooks while Kurdish militias regularly use important cultural heritage sites for target  practice. (4)

Even the Assyrian newspapers and the Satellite channel “Ishtar TV” which existed prior to the process are absolutely not allowed to post political articles or broadcast politically-related programs. If a church is bombed, there are no images allowed of the bombing or anything allowed from broadcasting or victims expressing their emotions. People who do not feel safe, or lost their land in the Kurdish Regional Government area may not be interviewed under no circumstance.

According to one report (3), the Kurds have clear plans to control their regions officially in Nineveh’s environs in order to prepare for the annexation of those lands to the Kurdish occupation. Kurds have always sent their followers to international forums to interrupt international protection for Assyrians. The Kurds simply want to annex the Nineveh Valley, most of whose residents are Christians.

Kurdification also involves a labeling process. The Assyrians, regardless that they are internal refugees they are called displaced people (DP) in government offices and in schools. Entire families are made to feel discriminated and twice humiliated after leaving everything behind to escape from ISIS. In school students want to know why teachers do a roll call only for them by calling on displaced people to identify themselves.

80 per cent of the Assyrian nation in Syria and Iraq has been displaced and more than 60 churches have been demolished with cries of “Allahu Akbar”.

The Kurdification process includes entire regional occupation of the entire Assyrian Triangle (between Greater Zab and the River Tigris) which has been occupied by Kurdish intruders under the slogan “We are taking your lands and you can go to church as you wish”, thereby monitoring the ecclesiastical Assyrian mindset (Chaldees, Syriacs and Church of the East followers).

The Assyrian Christians fleeing do not even gain the support from the Church hierarchy who are also restricting their migration to other countries where they would be safe from ISIS and the process of Kurdification. One of the best examples of this is Bishop Louis Raphael I Sako of the Chaldean Catholic Church. Although he presents himself as protecting the Chaldean community, Sako recently called for the international community to support “the Central Government and the Regional Government of Kurdistan towards the liberation of all Iraqi cities”. He also addressed the European nations that when accepting refugees that they should not prioritize Christians for aid. According to a Catholic report:

The leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church has advised European countries against letting sentiment guide their reactions to the crisis in the Middle East, and asked them not to prioritise Christians when accepting refugees.

Sako condemned organizations that work “to facilitate the exodus of Christians”, saying that “they work to push Christians to leave their countries and they openly admit to this, presenting it as something that benefits the persecuted”. Sako is referring to organizations like Rescue Christians.

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Nothing has changed from biblical times of the Hebrew slaves and Sako would have told Moses to ‘Keep them in Egypt!’ Even St. Athanasius defended his flight in this treatise in which he provided a theological apologetic for fleeing from persecution. In it he wrote:

But Scripture itself directs us to flee: and those who persecute unto death, in attempting to violate the law, constrain us to have recourse to flight. (In Socrates, Ecclesiastical History, 3.8)

“David arose and fled that day from before Saul” (1 Samuel 21:10); and Elijah “arose and ran for his life” (1 Kings 19:3) when Jezebel wanted him dead; St. Joseph “took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt” (Matthew 2:14) when Herod wanted Christ dead. Even Jesus “he escaped out of their hand” (John 10:39).

The Kurdification process of minorities is similar to the Nazification of Germany prior to the Holocaust. With Turkey lurking at the horizon with its neo-Ottoman dream, these Christian minorities as we foresee will be eradicated in a repeat of what happened during the Ottoman dark and unconfessed history. While in Germany few foresaw it coming and fled before it all happened, we foresee the same scenario that men of good-will recognize it after it is too late. These need international protection. The Assyrians in Iraq are waiting steadfastly for the world’s conscience to awake, to prevent the annihilation of one of the most ancient nations on earth. The European Union and the United Nations should consult with minority representatives to put in place policies for protection and reassurance in taking immediate steps to honour their obligations to provide a safe haven not just for Muslim refugees guised as Syrian Refugees, but the real refugees fleeing heavy persecution. Europe and North America should become involved in voluntary resettlement programmes of vulnerable Iraqi and Syrian Christians to allow this ancient and diverse cultures to continue to exist and thrive and they must act now.

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SOURCES

(1) Restore Nineveh Now stands with the Assyrian Democratic Party of Syria in opposition to this illegal and unjust attempt to push Assyrians off their land, especially in this time of war and distress.

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Statement of the ADP on YPG-PKK property law_5(2) Preti Taneja is a journalist specializing in human rights. She is a regular contributor to a range of international print, web-based and audio media. As a filmmaker she has produced and directed a number of human rights documentaries. She holds a degree in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.

(3) Haaretz newspaper on 24 December 2010.

(4) See “Treasures of ancient civilization in North Iraq are threatened –Modification of historical landscape must stop,” Assyrian Council of Europe press release, 07 July 2012

 

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  • OrthodoxKGC2015

    The Kurds were in the forefront of the Armenian and Pontic Greek Genocides, and have been a problem since the days of their Median ancestors. Assyria will be blessed by God, someday. And nobody really wants a independent Kurdish state really except the Kurds, because of what they are in relation to everybody else…. Damn hillbillies.

    • Delta Rain

      Amazing how the comments on FB are as if Mr. Walid snipped the wings right off from their angels, the Kurds?

      • OrthodoxKGC2015

        I’m no longer on social media like facebook for a number of reasons, but I can imagine that a number of people aren’t pleased. But long being a student of the Middle East, I never thought much of the Kurds, they even tried to ambush and destroy the soldiers of Xenophon’s ‘10,000’ Greeks during that adventure in ancient history…. Just hill bandits and inbreds to my mind, most of them.

      • Steve Smith

        Hardly any one reads Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov,

        These Turks took a pleasure in torturing children, too; cutting the unborn child from the mother’s womb, and tossing babies up in the air and catching them on the points of their bayonets before their mothers’ eyes. Doing it before the mothers’ eyes was what gave zest to the amusement. Here is another scene that I thought very interesting. Imagine a trembling mother with her baby in her arms, a circle of invading Turks around her. They’ve planned a diversion: they pet the baby, laugh to make it laugh. They succeed, the baby laughs. At that moment a Turk points a pistol four inches from the baby’s face. The baby laughs with glee, holds out its little hands to the pistol, and he pulls the trigger in the baby’s face and blows out its brains. Artistic, wasn’t it? By the way, Turks are particularly fond of sweet things, they say.

        • OrthodoxKGC2015

          Dostoyevsky is my favorite. Ivan Karamazov, the atheist brother, was complaining to Aloysha, the Christian brother, about the alleged ‘cruelty of God’ for allowing things like what he describes the Turks doing.

          • Steve Smith

            o, mine too I like the onion story.

          • OrthodoxKGC2015

            :-). Right now I happen to be re-reading ‘The Demons’. Next after that I plan on reading ‘The Idiot’.

          • Steve Smith

            What was the demon the story was he liked to lite candles at church. i lost my Russian copy.

          • OrthodoxKGC2015

            Called in English; ‘the Possessed’, about 19th century Russian liberals and their would-be revolutionary children in a town not far from st. Petersburg. A major character is a young satanic man named ‘N.V. Stavrogin’. Others named Shatov, Kirillov, etc…

          • Steve Smith

            спасибо, брат!

          • OrthodoxKGC2015

            And thank you for that opportunity to identify what Russian in Cyrillic letters I know so far, lol :-).

  • Smith

    I completely agree…the Kurds are thugs and gangsters and are hated nearly as much as the Jews and for good reason.

    When Saddam gassed them only the western media was outraged, not other Iraqis. There was a good reason they were gassed.

    • NorthernConserv

      ”…the Kurds are thugs and gangsters and are hated nearly as much as the Jews and for good reason.”
      Let me understand your comment, if I’m wrong I’ll apologize….are the Jews hated for a good reason? Seems like you have the Jews with the Kurds in the same sentence and I can’t distinguish if they are hated for the same reasons, correct me if I’m wrong otherwise you should distant the two ethnic groups with different reasons on why they are hated.

      • mspip

        maybe it was an error of the writer. yes, western media portrayed sadam as some kind of varmint.

      • Smith

        The jews are not hated for a good reason, they are hated simply for being Jews and nothing else, which is stupid and of the devil. To be clear I will always support Israel even if I don’t like it (Israel isn’t perfect) because, as Christians we must understand that they are his chosen people and Christ himself was Jewish. Also that is their land by God’s own order so the Palestinians can complain all they want, that land is their inheritance.

        The Kurds are hated bexause they are gangsters equivalent to our Mafia. Extortion, racketeering, slavery, gun running, etc…In Iraq very few people were sad when Saddam did what he did. Not saying what he did was right but Saddam had to keep them from going Islamic level insane.

        Hope that clears it up

    • mspip

      back in the time when this was done, seems like the kurds were not portrayed in our media as bad folks but victims.

      • Smith

        The Kurds helpes us in the Gulf Wars mostly becasue we gave them the promise of statehood and autonomy which we reneged on. They are Muslims through and through but they want their own lands back, and if we gave them statehood they would have parts of Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and Azerbaijan given to them.

        Obviously those nations would never give up land that they own, so that’s why we went back on it. We do use them as a a proxy army nowadays but they don’t really trust us anymore both because of broken promises and because we made ISIS.

        I suspect Obama hates them for some religious purpose

  • Trevor

    So, in accord to Jeremiah 51, which is clearly a futuristic vision of the destruction of Babylon, it is clear that God has a purpose for the Medes, who are the Kurd today.

    “Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
    The Lord has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes,
    Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it;
    For it is the vengeance of the Lord, vengeance for His temple.
    Lift up a signal against the walls of Babylon;
    Post a strong guard,
    Station sentries,
    Place men in ambush!
    For the Lord has both purposed and performed
    What He spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
    O you who dwell by many waters,
    Abundant in treasures,
    Your end has come,
    The measure of your end.
    The Lord of hosts has sworn by Himself:
    “Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts,
    And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you.” Jeremiah 51:12-14

    Interesting, the Lord has aroused the spirit of kings of the Medes, plural kings, which could easily be translated in the factions that makes up the Kurd. If I am understanding history correctly, the Kurd lost their identity when the Ottoman Empire fell in 1924, and the Sykes-Picot effectively cut the Ottoman and Persian Empires into pieces that makes up the land of Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. And no wonder, then, the bitterness the Kurd feels.

    Guess who was behind the overthrow of the Ottoman Empire? Saudi Arabia, the very nation that is the home of Islam and the place of fornication (Mecca).

    • Julie

      Yes….was reading last night how so many of them are homosexual and how many children are raped by their relatives there….they can never can enough…even animals are not brutes like these.

      • Trevor

        Their conscience have been seared with hot iron, I’m afraid.

        • Julie

          It is an unbelievable and such an inhumane culture there…

    • Then here is the rest of the story in which God will also destroy the Kurds for persecuting God’s people (see Jer 25:25):

      So I took the cup from the Lord’s hand and made all the nations to whom he sent me drink it: 18 Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruinand an object of horror and scorn, a curse[c]—as they are today; 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt,his attendants, his officials and all his people, 20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz; all the kings of the Philistines (those of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod); 21 Edom, Moab and Ammon; 22 all the kings of Tyre and Sidon; the kings of the coastlands across the sea; 23 Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who are in distant places[d];24 all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the foreign people who live in the wilderness;25 all the kings of Zimri, Elam and Media; 26 and all the kings of the north, near and far, one after the other—all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshak[e] will drink it too.

      • Trevor

        Then the Kurd are most definitely part of the Antichrist’s kingdom.

      • Phil aka Felipe

        Continuing,

        Jer 25:28-29 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink. (29) For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.

        It makes me cringe to think how we in the West, particularly the U.S. believe we are somehow special and will escape His righteous judgment.

        We indeed are arrogant, ignorant, and presumptuous.

        Should we be unpunished while he brings evil upon the city which is called by His name?

    • RodK1975

      “These adhere to the wishes of their Muslim lords who as well refuse to
      “let God’s people go” claiming that if the Christians leave to western
      lands, then the salt of Christianity in the Middle East will cease to
      exist.”

      That sounds a lot like: “Revelation 18:4 King James Version (KJV)

      4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of
      her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not
      of her plagues.”

      I believe God wants Christians OUT of the ME… as many as possible…

      Also, Trevor… again, this lines up with our theories on the Kurds…

      • Trevor

        Got to read Jeremiah 51 and Isaiah 13. It clearly explains why God is saying “Come out of her My people.” It destroys the Roman Antichrist theory.

    • John Mungai

      And their bows will mow down the young men,
      They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb,
      Nor will their eye pity children

      Steve Smith story above

      • Trevor

        This is nothing new. The barbarism of Islam goes way, way back.

    • SwampLife2002

      Thank you! I am learning more than I ever thought I could from these discussions! Thank you for showing us from scripture!
      God bless you!

  • Julie

    I have been praying so much for the Middle East Christians, looking at the prophetic nature and identificiation of all these tribes in the Middle East as well…that appear to be chronically stuck in tribalism with no concern for their neighbor.

    How I pray the Middle East Christians will be offered asylum….and let the whole place go up in flames. It is too much, too relenting for thousands of years, the cause of so much turmoil in the world.

    • Trevor

      Fire has always been God’s way of cleansing the land of filth.

      • Julie

        Yes. So true. I should have added…so many innocent people enslaved and killed.

        I look at what ISIS is doing in destroying so much..and look at Homs, Syria, for example…the idiots there are destroying their own land.

        • Trevor

          All because of the religion of Islam are cursed. As Paul said in his epistle, “If any teach another Gospel, let him be accursed,” and because we know that our God is a jealous God who does not share His glory with anybody.

          • Julie

            I re read the article on Turkey and all the countries….I cannot help but believe they are rising up to be….

  • DANTEontheLake

    Jonah 3:10
    10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

    All great rivers are formed from millions of tributaries.
    It is time for the saints with a little s to pray,fast and give.

    We pray for the descendants of Nineveh who repented at the preaching of Jonah and later received the gospel with joy and for all the ancient christians in the middle east.

    Remember your promises and past faithful to them, provide them with wisdom,resources,strength and a way of escape.

    We also pray for the Saints with a capital S at Rescues Christians.
    Wisdom,resources,protection and strength.

    • DANTEontheLake

      Speaking of saints, has anyone noticed a post from Sister E lately?

    • DANTEontheLake

      • DANTEontheLake

        When I look at the faces of this choir the thought “every kindred tribe and tongue” comes to mind.

        • DANTEontheLake

          Shortly before my wife died, I discovered this choir, the music began to give me special comfort. It helped carry me through her death,burial and grieving process.

  • Trevor

    This has been addressed several time on this site, but it would be rather foolish for Iran to nuke Israel when Muslims desire to conquer Israel and take control of Jerusalem. Don’t forget that Iran is also backed by Russia and China, so nothing is going to scare Iran.

  • Indian Christian Crusader

    Muslim is Muslim, no matter what the ethnic flavor. You can take a Muslim out of Islamic lands, but you can never take Islam out of a Muslim.

  • Trevor

    Really? Did Babylon burn the way God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah? Cyrus used stealth to take Babylon.

  • Kurds who converted to Christianity usually turned to the Nestorian heresy. This is Nestorius, who gave his name to the Nestorian heresy. Armenia was the first nation in the world that adopted Christianity, the first Christian state in history. St. Gregory was the one that influenced Armenia to adopt Christianity in the year of 301 CE. The Christians in Kurdistan is mainly the Assyrians and the Armenians, when it comes to the Kurds in what you call “Christians” they are Nestorian heretics and now you are promoting them as “Christian” to water down our report.

    Where you got the “10%” and the other issues you trumpet are rather annoying and you have not given any backup for your data. You seem to be an asinine person who is always contrarian to anything that is written and to be frank I am sick of your methods. You provide haphazard data, try to debunk by providing half-truths and do not refute what has been provided in detail. Just like a devil, always trying to shed doubt. Do me a favor, either do detailed work or knock it off or beat it.

  • ChiRho

    So in other words, the Kurds are just like the other muslims.

  • Trevor

    Reviewing the religiosity of the Kurd, it appears they are a hodgepodge of Islam, Zoroantisim, Christianity (the Nestorian), and Sufism.

    Wouldn’t it be out of question if the Antichrist, like Saladin, is a Kurd?

    As for wolf, I see what you mean. I had some questions to ask him on the ready.

  • OrthodoxKGC2015

    I agree. Islam historically usually fares better in it’s conquests and resistance when non-arab Muslims are in charge. It is the energy of wilder and more barbaric peoples and their energies. Especially those converted directly from Paganism into Islam.

  • You don’t know the history of this lady. She likes to post misinformation on everything.

  • You’r very welcome Cheryl.

  • Trevor

    What some people need to learn is how the Bible tend to have “near and far” fulfillment.