Please pray for the Iraqi Christians of the northern Iraqi town of Bartella who fear returning home, afraid of of intimidation and harassment by Shabak, who dominate the Shite militia [#PleasePray #PrayerRequest #MyGodMyHealer]

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Please pray for the Iraqi Christians of the northern Iraqi town of Bartella who fear returning home, afraid of of intimidation and harassment by Shabak, who dominate the Shite militia [#PleasePray #PrayerRequest #MyGodMyHealer]

Thirty years ago, the northern Iraqi town of Bartella’s population was entirely Christian. Demographic changes over the decades left the town split between Christians and an ethnic group known as Shabak, who are largely Shiites.

When the Islamic State (IS) group overran the town and the rest of northern Iraq in 2014, the entire population of Bartella fled — since both communities were persecuted by the radicals.

But two years after Bartella was liberated from IS, fewer than a third of its 3,800 Christian families have come back.

Iraqi Christians of the northern Iraqi town of Bartella fear returning home, afraid of of intimidation and harassment by Shabak, who dominate the Shite militia:
Read more at Christian News and Views.com – Sister site of My God My Healer.com

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