Tag Archives: Iraq

Persecuted Christians Not Welcome in UK

The Catholic Herald reports:

An Iraqi nun who wants to visit her sick sister in the UK has been denied a visa by the Home Office.

Sister Ban Madleen was driven out of Qaraqosh, the biggest Christian town in the Nineveh plains, by ISIS, who took over her Dominican convent. She settled as a refugee in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdestand, where she set up kindergartens. The refugees are returning to their home towns now that ISIS have been driven out.

Sister Ban is not the first religious to have problems visiting Britain, according to Fr Benedict Kiely, founder of Nasarean.org, which helps the persecuted Christians of the Middle East. Another Dominican nun with a PhD in Biblical Theology from Oxford has been refused a visa twice……

……. In December 2016 three archbishops from Iraq and Syria were refused entry into the UK despite being invited by the country’s Syriac Orthodox Church for the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, attended by Prince Charles.


“Why do they treat Christians like this?”


UK visas: YES to radical Islamists, NO to Christian archbishops!

It is hard to imagine a more incongruous headline – just as the world’s attention focuses on the liberation of Mosul, the UK government has refused to grant a visa to the Archbishop of Mosul to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral, a church whose flock includes many refugees fleeing persecution from Islamists in Iraq and Syria………..

……….. Yet, at the same time this is happening, radical Islamist leaders are being told they can have visas – even though they represent organisations or movements that incite violence and persecution against Christians.

Read more at Barnabas Fund.


Just War Again!

NeoConned books

In a previous blogpost we recommended two excellent books produced by the Catholic publishing house IHS Press, and wrote that:

“Two seminal books were published nine years ago that laid out Catholic Just War principles, and questioned from every conceivable angle the morality of pursuing War in Iraq. Those principles of Catholic Just War doctrine remain just as profound, just as vital and just as applicable today whether it be in regard to the ongoing butchering of Syria and Iraq, or the insane provocations continually pursued against Iran and Russia, whether it be by direct military intervention, or by the training and funding of Takfiri or Banderite terror forces. ”

Here is Catholic author and publisher E. Michael Jones with his own unique social commentary regarding Just War in song!

Oh, my name is Irving Kristol, And my son his name is Bill, In my youth I followed Trotsky, But in truth I follow him still, But to say you are a Bolshevik, Would fill the world with dread, So please don’t call me a commie, Call me a neocon instead.

Yes we are the neoconservatives. We rule the world says I. And that dumb goy we call Georgie Boy, Doesn’t understand how or why, Oh we beat the wogs in Afghanistan, The fun has just begun, Comrade Trotsky would be proud to be, Known as a neocon.

To Keep the goyim pacified, While watching their TV, We let them watch dumb Irishmen, Like Comes and Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews, They will lick our boots and sigh, But to run the New World Order, No dumb Irish need apply.

David Frum can excommunicate, Paleocons from National Review, For to be a neoconservative, Is to be one of a chosen few, Oh we’re marching into Syria, The fun has just begun, Comrade Trotsky would be proud to be, Known as a neocon.

Comrade Trotsky and Podhoretz, Both believe in perpetual war, And ever since Norman won World War III, He’s calling this World War IV, David Brooks and Comrade Trotsky, Both believe in one world class, And if you don’t want to be bourgeoisie, You can kiss David’s middle-class ass.

Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, Support us on TV, While waiting to be raptured, Into pre-eternity, Oh we’re marching into Syria, The fun has just begun, Comrade Trotsky would be proud to be, Known as a neocon.

Hammurabi’s tablets got busted, During the looting in Iraq, But we’re marching into Syria, Behind George Bush’s back, They’ve got weapons of mass destruction, They got ’em from Saddam Hussein, they’ve got weapons of mass destruction, Let’s all say it once again,

They’ve got weapons of mass destruction, Oh, believe me, please believe, If you want to know just where they are, They’re hidden in Tel Aviv, Oh we’re marching into Syria, The fun has just begun, Comrade Trotsky would be proud to be, Known as a neocon.

Lyrics Copyright 2003 E. Michael Jones