This week's edition
From IS caliphate to Carfin youth rally
June 24th, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS
Hundreds of Scottish pupils at ACN youth rally stand in solidarity with Iraqi Christian refugee who fled ISIS
A refugee who has been denied UK asylum after fleeing the horrors of Islamic State has called on Scots to support those trying to escape anti-Christian terror. Sarmad Ozan (below, right), a 20-year-old Iraqi , spoke to hundreds of young Catholics from across Scotland at a June 16 rally in Carfin Grotto organised by pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Mr Ozan was forced to leave his home in the city of Mosul in 2014. He told schoolchildren braving the rain in the Lourdes Grotto about how he woke up one morning to find the letter ‘n’ marked above his door. The marking stands for Nazareans and is used by ISIS to signify the houses of Christians. His home city was taken over by ISIS in one day after the Iraqi army fled, and the Christians were given an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a high tax and live... continue reading.