Nazarene Fund: Cemetery Raided by ISIS in Nineveh
Americans have been horrified by this week’s desecration of Jewish headstones at cemetery in University City, MO. Meanwhile in Iraq, similar, but even more egregious crimes are occurring.
We just received these photos from our friends on the ground in Batnaya – a newly liberated Christian town in Nineveh. This Orthodox cemetery was looted by ISIS soldiers just prior to their retreat. As you can see, tombs were opened, coffins have been smashed with cinderblocks and pried open with pieces of ordinance. ISIS fighters were looking for gold teeth and valuables buried with the deceased. Other photos show human remains scattered and smashed. We also received word that, at the Catholic Church, the remains of the former local priest Fr. Johnny are missing.
Our hearts are broken as more detail about this genocide come to light.