Islamic extremist group ISIS is continuing its systematic genocide of Christians, Kurds and non-Sunni Muslims in Iraq. Just this week, the group allegedly beheaded a group of Christian children and put their heads on stakes for display in a community park.
In an interview with CNN, Mark Arabo, a Chaldean-American with intimate knowledge of the situation, stated, "There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park," he reported. "More children are getting beheaded, mothers are getting raped and killed, and fathers are being hung."
Catholicnews.org has posted some extremely graphic photographs seemingly confirming the horrific news from Iraq.
In recent months, the terror group ISIS has strengthened its grip on Iraq, killing thousands in their wake. In the last few weeks, ISIS has been behind bombings at Shiite mosques and Christian churches.
The recent atrocities committed by ISIS have pushed the civilian death toll close to 6,000 for 2014 so far, while over 1.2 million civilians have fled their homes, according to The Guardian.
According to Arabo, ISIS is marking the homes of many of those who have fled with "death stamps". This means that if any of these people return to their homes, ISIS will kill them on sight.
"This is a crime against humanity," Arabo stated. "This is much broader than a community or a state. This is crime against humanity. They are doing the most horrendous, the most heart-breaking crimes that you can think of."
He continued, "Christian holocaust is in our midst. This should never be happening in 2014."
Fox News is reporting, "Pope Francis also is calling for world governments to take measures to protect Christians driven from their villages in northern Iraq and provide them with humanitarian aid."