I have a request for my Christian brothers and sisters.
See my icon? I just changed it today. It’s an N, which stands for Nazarene- or Christian. This is the letter that is being painted on the homes of Christians in Iraq, so that ISIS knows who to terrorize in every way and brutally murder.
So why would I make this my icon? Because I am a believer, and I am not ashamed. Those who are living on the run in Iraq have MUCH more courage than I do right now, but bringing this symbol outside of the terror can show support, as well as open some eyes to the unacceptable, disgusting acts that are happening right now. If I lived there, they would be after me. I would be a target. If ISIS were bigger, every Christian would be a target. We’re people, and we’re real. We’re not just some myth that you hear about on the news. If you’re not infuriated about what is going on in Iraq, I don’t know if anything will infuriate you.
Changing an icon can’t accomplish very much, and I know that. But it serves as a personal reminder, and can raise some awareness. We can’t let people forget and ignore what’s going on. It’s cruel, it’s discrimination, it’s an abomination. It doesn’t matter if it’s against a race, a religion, a lifestyle, whatever. Terror is terror, and nobody should let it slip by. Stand up with me, spread the word, change your icons, and pray.