Iraqi Muslims using social media to denounce Christian persecution

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.

Readnun-sticker 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.

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Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother who worked for more than 30 years in marketing/communications which included 20 years in radio broadcasting including news director. She holds degrees in Journalism/Communication (BA) and English (MA) from St. Bonaventure University. In 2016 she authored the Vatican application for minor basilica status for The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, New York. Pope Francis granted that title in 2017. Research on the basilica formed the basis of her history book, A Place Set Apart. She previously authored the book, A Worthy and Capable Clergyman, the second part of the history book in a slightly different format. She is founder and editor of the website,, the #1 English language website cataloging/reviewing Catholic apps for mobile devices.

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2 Comments on “Iraqi Muslims using social media to denounce Christian persecution”

  1. David Jaggernauth
    August 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    How can I purchase a sticker ??

  2. August 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Click that “purchase” link and it will take you to the site.

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