By Theodore Shoebat
In downtown Detroit around a thousand Christians gathered together to protest the violence done against Christians in Iraq under the hands of ISIS. They carried red crosses and signs that said, “Save the Christians of Iraq,” and were chanting, “Stop the genocide in Iraq” and “We demand action.”
Bishop Francis Kalabat of Southfield attended the rally and said:
This is what Jesus went through… This is what Jesus experienced. This is the God we believe in. This is the God who will continue to carry Iraq until the end of time. …It was 3 o’clock when Jesus died. It is now 3 o’clock. … Jesus is suffering, but Jesus is alive.
But the most harrowing message came from Dr. Jacoub Mansour, who said:
They’re killing our people. They’re raping our women. We need to protect the Christians.
According to a report done on the rally:
Last week, local Chaldean leaders met with senior United Nations officials, including UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson. After their meeting, the UN Security Council declared the situation in Iraq a level 3 emergency, the highest level, said Auday Arabo, a Chaldean advocate in West Bloomfield who was part of the delegation meeting with UN officials.
And on July 31, a group met in the White House with officials and congressmen. They’re asking for protection so Christians can return to their homes or a safe passageway. Some also are asking the U.S. for help to bring in Iraqi refugees, like France is currently doing, said Martin Manna, director of the Chaldean Chamber of Commerce in Southfield.