Scores of churches have been destroyed by the extreme Islamic murderers while millions of Christians have been forced from their hometowns. Those who don’t flee as refugees are instead tortured and killed. Juliana Taimoorazy, executive director and founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, said: “We gave a lot to Christianity as Eastern Christians, and we gave a lot to humanity as the Assyrian people.

“Our history is 6,700 years old, and we established the first library in the world, among other contributions.” The horrific abuse puts at risk one of the oldest Christian communities in the world in Syria. The apostle Paul was said to have converted on the road to Damascus, while some Christians in the town of Maaloula still speak Aramaic – the language of Jesus. READ MORE