Explusion of Christians condemned in northern Iraq - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Explusion of Christians condemned in northern Iraq

Posted: Updated:
Hundreds demonstrate against the treatment of Christians who were forced by ISIS terrorists to leave Mosul in northern Iraq. (Source: Radio Free Europe/CNN) Hundreds demonstrate against the treatment of Christians who were forced by ISIS terrorists to leave Mosul in northern Iraq. (Source: Radio Free Europe/CNN)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt

    Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:21:33 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula.More >
    A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired...More >
  • 3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine

    3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:21:30 GMT
    The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.More >
    The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.More >
  • 2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

    2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:21:26 GMT
    The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.More >
    The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.More >

DOHUK, IRAQ (Radio Free Europe/CNN) - In Iraq, hundreds of Christians marched through the city of Dohuk in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to condemn the expulsion of Christians from Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.

Christian families were forced to flee Mosul earlier this month after Islamic State militants ordered them to convert to Islam, or pay a tax for practicing Christianity.

Those failing to follow the order would face execution.

The Dohuk protesters urged authorities in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region to help displaced Christians and called on the international community to do more to protect them.

The demonstrators chanted and held signs.

Copyright 2014 Radio Free Europe via CNN. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..