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Beheading Children? My tortured Soul…

Reblogged from “Hausfeld’s Foci.” My soul is tortured this morning. I have been following the genocide of Iraqi Christians in Northern Iraq. When I first read that the Islamic radical group ISIS was beheading children I honestly did not believe it. One source, the World Monitor, reported this atrocity. I thought I need further confirmation. I have had friends killed and maimed in terrorists attacks but the actual beheading of children? Well, the last few days have confirmed this horror is reality. I have not posted very graphic sites by reputable news agencies. I was going to but felt that…

Islam in Syria: Life for the Hazara People

The story of the Hazara people group is like that of many persecuted peoples. The Atlantic recently ran a short feature on the plight of the Hazara now residing in war-torn Syria. Read the full story from The Atlantic here. The Hazara are Shia Muslims that trace their ancestry to Asia with one theory being that they descend from Mongol soldiers left behind in Afghanistan by Genghis Khan in the 13th century. They once were the majority in Afghanistan until large numbers were massacred in 1893, and today the Taliban continues to attack them. The largest number of Hazara live in Afghanistan…

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