ISIS graffiti on an abandoned church in Mosul: “Long live the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Muslims are happy with the return of Mujahideen. God is Greater.”
When ISIS militants took over the city of Mosul in June, they painted the Arabic letter nun — symbolizing the word Christian — on the houses of Christian residents. Then on July 19, hundreds of Christians fled Mosul after ISIS issued an ultimatum: leave, convert, or be killed. Christians have inhabited Mosul for nearly two millennia, and now residents worry that little from the community remains.