The leader of the Nineveh Plain Forces stated yesterday that forces from the units to defend the Nineveh Plains is getting ready to enter Syrian territory to defend the Christian villages from ISIS. Indicates that the force is getting proper approvals from the government of Kurdistan to accomplish its mission. A member of the military unit for the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit, Kaldo Oghanna, stated:
A regiment of the Nineveh Plains is getting ready to defend the sons of our people of the Christians in the Khabur River in Syria from the attacks that they are getting from ISIS.
We came to this position because we are one people with one destiny and we have to cooperate [as Christians] to fight Islamic terrorism. … Despite the small force that we will send it is meaningful for our people. …The situation for the Christians in the Khabur is poor from a security perspective after the Christians fled to Qamishli and Hasaka.
He continued on to say:
There are many hostages in the hands of ISIS.
A new and aspiring militia has risen above the horrid darkness that Muslim jihadists have raised, and is now preparing to fight with ISIS and retake the Christian lands that they have stolen. This new militia is called the Nineveh Plain Protection Unit, and we have done an exclusive interview with one of the founders of the militia, David William Lazar. The video can be watched here:
The US Senate just passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains provision for local security in the Nineveh Plains. According to A Demand for Action, a global initiative for the defense of Christians in Iraq and Syria:
Now that we have obtained sanction in the form of legislative language passed by the American Senate, we must step up our efforts to support our people in Nineveh in their desire to protect their homeland.
Spread word of our news to media outlets. Contact your MPs, ministers, and politicians and inform them that the hard work of our people in organizing themselves militarily and showing the world their willingness to fight has been recognized by the world’s military superpower, but that they urgently need help from governments in their struggle to defend the living heritage of ancient Assyria.
This help must come in the form of arming, equipping, training, and supplying Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac military divisions.
For all of those compassionate Christian people who have desired to help fund the Christian militants who are fighting ISIS, to protect their churches and their towns, now is your opportunity to finally fund and support Christian fighters who are combating Islamic jihad.
For all of those heroic men from America, from Europe, from Australia, who have volunteered to us to help protect Christians, click here to contact the Restore Nineveh Now project and see if they need any help.
Christ said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Mark 12:17) And we ask you, with all of the horrors and ravishments, with all of the plunders and massacres Christians have been suffering through, to please give unto God what belongs to Him. The churches in the East, they are of the oldest Christian societies in the history of our Holy Faith, and the Christians of these lands, they are the inheritors of the Apostles. And when we see brave Christian men, raising up arms like the Maccabees, taking up their weapons like the warriors of Nehemiah, “with their swords, their spears, and their bows” (Nehemiah 4:13), and fighting off the enemies of God to defend their churches and their lands, who would not be so cold, so indifferent, so callous, to not support this most holy cause?
This is a holy cause, and those who are prepared to sacrifice themselves for their safety of the brethren, and for the perpetuation of the true Faith, they are fighting in a holy war. Support this pious militia, who are laying down their lives for the protection of Christians. Christ declared to St. Paul, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” (Acts 9:4) Thus, when Christians are persecuted, Christ is persecuted, and therefore, when Christians protect each other, they are protecting Christ from being abused, mistreated, scoffed, and oppressed.
When the Jews were planning on killing St. Paul, the commander called upon two centurions and ordered them to “Prepare two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at the third hour of the night; and provide mounts to set Paul on, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.” (Acts 23:23-24) If then God honored pagan soldiers to protect His Church, then what is stopping us from supporting Christian warriors from protecting God’s Church from peril and destruction?
Life is not that long, and we are here, not for ourselves, but for the advancement of the Holy Faith, the Church, and for the cause of the Divine Law of God. Tell me, then, since life is so short, what more fulfilling way to spend this life than to give aid to a valiant force of Christian fighters who are combating savages of the most evil order?
St. James says, “Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” (James 1:22) How are we to be doers of the word if we, seeing Christians fighting and dying for their Faith, do nothing in support of them? We must be doers of the Faith, and thus must we help and support our brothers in arms.
When the gallant Gideon was fighting against the pagan Midianites, who wanted to take the temples of God and pervert them with their pagan rituals, he told the people of Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me, for they are exhausted, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian.” (Judges 8:5) The princes of Succoth did not look at the soldiers of Gideon with pity, seeing that they were exhausted from fighting such a formidable enemy — no — they were callous and indifferent, mockingly telling Gideon, “Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hand, that we should give bread to your army?” (Judges 8:6)
Such cruel men are those who see this brave militia, and have no desire to help them, they are the greatest enemy, and the reason why the enemy advances over our holy Christian lands and churches. In the end, to such cold hearted reprobates, Christ “will tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers!” (Judges 8:7)
Let us love the Brotherhood of Christ, and with full zeal and commitment, support the cause to defend the churches that are in the eyes of the predator Muslims, who say among themselves, with Zebah and Zalmunah, “Let us take for ourselves the pastures of God for a possession.” (Psalm 83:12)
Here is a photo of Christian men enlisting in the militia:
St. Peter tells us to “Love the brotherhood. Fear God.” (1 Peter 2:17) How can we say that we love the brotherhood and fear God, and yet not support this holy militia? How many churches have to be destroyed, how many Christians have to die, before we lend our hands to aid this brave body of pious fighters?
With the beautiful work that this militia is doing, we are reminded of the words of Pope Urban II, when he cried out to the warriors of Christendom to fight off the Muslims at the commencement of the holy crusades, declaring to the knights of God:
If in olden times the Maccabees attained to the highest praise of piety because they fought for the ceremonies and the Temple, it is also justly granted you, Christian soldiers, to defend the liberty of your country by armed endeavor.
There was outrage expressed throughout the Western world on what Christians have been enduring, and now is the time to put that outrage to action. Support the militia! Support this holy cause! Exemplify what Christian charity is, and give what you can to help these courageous men.
Here are some great pictures of the militia: