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IRAQI AND AMERICAN MONKS SALVAGE CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN IRAQ

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IRAQI AND AMERICAN MONKS SALVAGE CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN IRAQ

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Reuters

by MARY CHASTAIN27 Jan 20151


With the rise of the Islamic State, the rich, 2,000-year history of Christianity in Iraq–historically home to a large Christian population–has been significantly threatened. Many historic Christian monuments have been targeted for destruction, leaving the responsibility to preserve the nation’s Christian history to the monks remaining there.
NPR’s Alice Fordham traveled to Erbil, Iraq–a city under Kurdish control–which is 57 miles east of Mosul. She met two monks, Iraqi Father Najeeb Michaeel and Texan Father Columba Stewart, who are determined to rescue Christian artifacts. Father Michaeel’s congregation fled to Erbil after the Islamic State conquered their town Qaraqosh. Inside a safe house, the two men stock any relic they can find, including huge piles of books and manuscripts.

“This is a New Testament – altogether Saint Mark, Matthew and Luke and Jean here,” he described one book to Fordham. “And as you see, in many colors also here.”

Father Michaeel is a Dominican monk, an order present in Mosul since 1750. The monks brought many manuscripts to the historic town in the early 1800s, which resulted in a huge library. During his time in Mosul, father Michaeel photographed and digitalized as many as he could with help from Father Stewart’s Hill Museum and Manuscript Library in Minnesota. But an impending attack by the Islamic State halted his efforts. He packed up a truck full of the collections to save them.

“I prepare everything, and take a very big truck and put all this collection,” he explained. “At 5 a.m., I came with a truck. We passed the three checkpoints without any problem. I think Virgin Mary have her hand to protect us.”


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The only people extant today who know Iraq----are Christians and Jews------actually there were also Zoroastrians there when the stink of Arabia invaded and TOOK OVER I was glad
when the issue of YAZIDIS came up-----glad because they are
clearly the SURIVIVING Zoroastrians------horrified that they
are being targeted by the meccaist dogs. The current events in Iraq today are an attack on the HERITAGE OF MANKIND
 

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