#WeAreN Campaign Gains Momentum as it Brings Attention to Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Anti-Islamic State protesters
Anti-Islamic State protesters

Protests highlighting the plight of Iraqi Christians are being held in many parts of the world, thanks at least partly to the #WeAreN campaign that has drawn attention to the unprecedented persecution by highlighting Arabic letter “N,” which the ISIS militants placed on the homes of Christians in Mosul.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted, “#WeAreN and we stand in solidarity with the persecuted Iraqi Christians,” adding a link to an article in National Review on the campaign’s success, and urging his followers, “RT if you do too!”

Protests highlighting the plight of Iraqi Christians are being held in many parts of the world, thanks at least partly to the #WeAreN campaign that has drawn attention to the unprecedented persecution by highlighting Arabic letter “N,” which the ISIS militants placed on the homes of Christians in Mosul.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted, “#WeAreN and we stand in solidarity with the persecuted Iraqi Christians,” adding a link to an article in National Review on the campaign’s success, and urging his followers, “RT if you do too!”

The article notes that the #WeAreN campaign has helped fuel protests across the United States and all over the world in favor of Christians forced to flee their homes in Mosul and other parts of Iraq, which is now under the control of the Sunni militants of the ISIS.

Western leaders have been urged to put an end to the genocide through demonstration in France, Denmark, Germany, England, Sweden, Australia, Canada and many cities in the U.S., even as supporters globally have either changed their Twitter photo to an image of the Arabic letter ن or “N,” which stands for “Nazarene” or “Christian” in Arabic.

About 2,500 Assyrian Americans rallied Sunday in Detroit, Michigan, where nearly 120,000 Assyrians live, AINA reported. The demonstrators held red wooden crosses and wore T-shirts saying, “Stop killing Iraqi Christians.”

About 4,000 Assyrians in Chicago, Illinois, and more than 1,000 in San Francisco, California, held similar rallies Friday.

About 150 protesters marched through the streets of downtown Detroit, Michigan, on Aug. 1, according to Catholic News Agency. They shouted slogans such as “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians need you!” and “Stop the violence in Iraq!”

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SOURCE: ANUGRAH KUMAR
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