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LEBANON: Christian Community in Tripoli Fearful Of Insurgents


Tripoli’s Christian population has been a bit frisky lately. Several churches were vandalized at the beginning of September this year, their walls spray-painted with ominous threats including “The Islamic State is coming” and “We come to slaughter you, you worshippers of the cross.”

Christian Community of Lebanon fearful
Christian Community of Lebanon fearful

Crosses were allegedly burned in retaliation for the #BurnISISFlag- a social media campaign which is Lebanon’s version of the Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people have been posting videos and pictures of themselves setting fire to the group’s banner.