The global grassroots Christian community is striking back at the Islamic State while leaders in the Christian community remain largely silent. Much to the horror of Christians in the Middle East, President Obama and some U.S. Christian church leaders continue defending Islam.
This global grassroots movement has taken on as it’s logo the Arabic symbol for the letter “n” (nun). The Islamic state is spray painting in red this symbol on homes in Northern Iraq, much as the Nazis painted the Star of David in yellow on businesses in Germany. The “n” stands for Nazarene – the followers of Jesus of Nazareth, a Christian.
There are many who are not familiar with this symbol, even members of Congress. In an email, Frank Gaffney, founder of the Center for Security Policy, states:
I just left a meeting with a Senior Congressman on Capitol Hill.
The information I received from that meeting astounded me. The first thing I’ve done is sit down and write you this email … the information is that important.
The Congressman and I were speaking about matters of national security. The conversation naturally turned to the Islamic State (also referred to as ISIS or ISIL) and the threat it poses. As we were talking, I explained the tragic use of the Arabic “N” on Christian houses … and the Congressman had no idea what I was speaking about. Once I was done explaining this, he told me he was positive few Americans are aware of this as well.
Today alone, Islamic State jihadists will kill 100 or more Christians in Iraq and Syria. They are attempting to commit genocide against Christians. Now, you know me. I rarely discuss religion. But this isn’t about religion as you’ll soon read.
The Islamic State has an efficient method to their extermination practices. They send “scout” troops into villages who identify and mark Christian homes with the Arabic letter “N” – which is shorthand for “Nasrani,” or Nazarene: a Christian. The commando brigade follows shortly, and offers anyone who remains in these homes the choice of convert, submit or die. If the jihadists opt for the latter, the usual methods include crucifixion or beheading – even of children!
There are a number of grassroots organizations who have launched “I Am N” campaigns such Voice of the Martyrs (VOM). The VOM website asks: Are you N?. VOM notes, “Our brothers and sisters in northern Iraq have been given an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a high tax, leave the area or die. The terrorist group IS (Islamic State) has painted a large Arabic letter “N” (nun), from the Arabic word nasara (meaning “Nazarene” to indicate Christians), on their homes to identify them as Christians.”
ABOUT VOICE OF THE MARTYRS
The Voice of the Martyrs is now serving Iraqi Christians who have fled the terrorists by providing them with daily necessities and assessing their future needs. Many of these believers fled with only the clothes on their backs.
You can help support your Iraqi brothers and sisters by designating a contribution, purchasing one of VOM’s new i-am-n T-shirts, or both.