A NEW SYMBOL…and its meaning.
A new symbol is being worn by Christians to show solidarity with the Christians being slaughtered in the Middle East and other places in the world.
The news has reported that Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world today. It is akin to the persecution of the Jews throughout history and especially during WWII.
It is estimated that over 200 Christians are killed a day and is increasing daily.
The Coptic Christians of the Middle East have especially been under attack.
Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by ISIS were dead. In the video, militants in black marched the captives, dressed in orange jump suits, to a beach the group said was near Tripoli. They were forced down onto their knees, then beheaded.
These pictures clearly show the sorrow of those Christians who mourn for the young men who were murdered because they were Christians.
These faces and images need to be remembered….and not only their faces but call them who they are…CHRISTIANS. Unless evil is stamped out, the world will see more of this terrible sorrow.
The following is some information about the symbol “N” in Arabic and what it means:
When Mosul was captured in Iraq militants began singling Christians out. The symbol that marked their homes and businesses — the Arabic letter “n,” which is pronounced “noon” and stands for Nazarene or Nasrani, the Arabic word for Christian — reportedly was a signal: convert, pay a tax or be killed. Many Christians fled.
A young man who lived in Iraq for eight years and was helping with life-saving heart surgeries for Iraqi children and aid to displaced families had this to say:
“Watching the homes of Christians be marked with this Arabic letter ‘n,’ marking them for extermination – I was just very moved and hurt in my soul and inspired to try and do something to awaken the emotions of people anywhere, everywhere to pay attention to this tragedy,”
A priest in New England has joined with his congregation to distribute the small pins and patches with this same symbol. This has become a movement of solidarity of Christians around the world.