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IRAQ: ISIS Opens A Market Where Goods Looted From Christians Are Sold


According to media reports, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has purportedly opened a market in Mosul to sell property and artefacts stolen from homes of local Christian and churches.

“Spoils of the Nazarenes” a market where goods from Christians' houses are sold
“Spoils of the Nazarenes” a market where goods from Christians’ houses are sold

In line with, the Assyrian International News Agency, ISIS has opened a market in Iraq’s second largest city Mosul which fell to the terror group in August last year. The market is called “Spoils of the Nazarenes” and sells electronic goods, furniture, and artwork, which have been stolen from the houses of Christians in the city. Prices of these stolen properties which once belonged to Christians range from 50,000 to 75,000 Iraqi Dinars ($42 to $63). Notably, televisions, refrigerators, microwave ovens and other electronic devices, as well as furniture and artwork are also sold in this market.

ISIS captured Mosul in August 2014, the city is entirely under its control and the terror group has declared its Caliphate in the city. ISIS presented three options to the local Christians: either to convert to Islam, pay religious taxes or die. Followed by intense violence some of the Christians were slaughtered and the remaining had to flee their homes.