Christians seek refuge from persecution

France has extended asylum to Iraqi Christian refugees who have fled their ISIS persecution in Iraq.
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham previously demanded that all Christians in Mosul convert to Islam, pay a high tax or die. Thousands of Christians fled the region, seeking freedom to practice their faith.
The French Foreign Minister and Interior Minister said, “We are providing aid to displaced people fleeing from the threats of an Islamic State and have sought refuge in Kurdistan. We are ready, if they so desire, to help facilitate asylum on our soil.”
The Muslims who remain in Mosul are now under strict Sharia rules, including the mandatory wearing of full veils for women.