What Does “N” Stands For?

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The Arabic letter “N” comes from the mark the ISIS militants are placing on the homes of known Christians. “ن” “N” is for “Nazarene,” those who follow Jesus of Nazareth.

Christians in Iraq face severe persecution by the hands of ISIS
Christians in Iraq face severe persecution by the hands of ISIS

He “went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: ‘He shall be called a Nazarene” (Matt. 2:23)

Christians around the world are changing their social media avatars to the Arabic letter “ن”. In this manner, these Christians are ringing a bell to others around them to pray, and to stand in solidarity with believers in Iraq who are being driven from their homes, and from their country, by Islamic militants.

The Islamic militants mean it for wickedness when they mark homes with “ن” for “Nazarene.” They suppose it’s an insult, a symbol of shame.