Nun (ن) We may have a new Christian symbol in the making. Seriously.
Some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are facing extinction in Iraq and Syria. In Mosul, this ominous Arabic letter (nun) is painted on Christian homes, marking them for takeover. According to reports, it means “Nasrani,” or Nazarene, a word commonly used for Christians, and they are to leave, pay a tax or face execution. But not all Muslims are playing this game. Rome Reports‘ video [below] shows Iraqi Muslims and others around the world have taken to social media to denounce the brutality against their Christian brothers and sisters #I_am_Iraqi_I_am_Christian.
Read the horrific account of what’s going on in Syria as described by the Syrian (Syriac) Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Ignace Joseph III Younan via Vatican Radio [translation provided by Rorate Caeli.] More on this particularly heartbreaking Christian persecution here.
UPDATE– you can purchase one of these stickers for your car, laptop, guitar case etc. for $3.99 (US- with free shipping) to support displaced Christians in the Middle East.