Protests stressing upon the troubles of Iraqi Christians are being held in many parts of the world, thanks at any rate fairly to the #WeAreN campaign that attracted international attention by highlighting Arabic letter “N,” which the ISIS militants placed on the homes of Christians in Mosul.
#WeAreN campaign has helped stimulate protests across the United States and all over the world in favour of the Iraqi Christians forcefully expelled from their homes in Mosul and other parts of Iraq, which is at the moment under the control of the IS.
Western leaders have been urged to put an end to the genocide through demonstration in France, Denmark, Germany, England, Sweden, Australia, Canada and many cities in the U.S., even as supporters globally have either changed their Twitter photo to an image of the Arabic letter ن or “N,” which stands for “Nazarene” or “Christian” in Arabic.
Sen. Ted Cruz, tweeted, “#WeAreN and we stand in solidarity with the persecuted Iraqi Christians.” About 2,500 Assyrian Americans rallied Sunday in Detroit, Michigan, where nearly 120,000 Assyrians live. About 4,000 Assyrians in Chicago, Illinois, and more than 1,000 in San Francisco, California, held similar rallies. About 150 protesters marched through the streets of downtown Detroit, Michigan.
In France, Lyons’ Cardinal Philippe Barbarin led a church delegation to Kurdistan late last month to “express their solidarity in flesh and blood” with Iraqi Christians. In Paris, two senior ministers offered asylum to Iraq’s Christians, and 100 members of parliament joined demonstrators against ISIS. Protests also took place outside of the British Parliament in London, it reports. In Australia, the National Council of Churches called on the government to put pressure on the UN Security Council to alleviate the suffering of Iraqi Christians.
The Church of England also earlier changed its profile to the Arabic letter for “N,” writing: “We are changing our picture to stand with those showing solidarity for those Christians being persecuted in Mosul #WeAreN.”