A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) holds an ISIS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul in this June 23, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Stringer/Files)
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Christian religious figures and leaders Sunday condemned the recent assault on Christians in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).Rai urged the international community to help the Christians of Iraq. Christians have been fleeing Mosul, Iraq's second city, since Friday after a statement purportedly issued last week by ISIS – which seized the city and large swathes of Iraq during a sweeping offensive last month – warned the city's Christians that they should convert, pay a special tax, leave or face death. "I absolutely detest the assaults on Christians," Geagea said on his Facebook page.Voicing his support for other marginalized minorities, he denounced ISIS' warning to Christians.
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