ASIA/IRAQ - The furniture of Christian homes put up for sale in the markets of Mosul

Friday, 7 November 2014

Mosul (Agenzia Fides) - In the markets of Mosul entire areas are now occupied by the furniture and the tools looted in the houses abandoned by the Christians. The looted goods are put on sale at bargain prices. This is revealed by the inhabitants themselves.
The militia jihadists have expropriated most of the homes of Christians, who have fled since their arrival, indicating the goods as "property" of the Islamic State. Now the furniture and appliances found in those houses are sold in the markets in the center, on the right and on the left side of the River Tigris, which divides the city. The inhabitants in Mosul keep themselves far from the stalls selling items that belonged to their fellow Christians. "Even in the sale of television and other appliances - notes a local source to Agenzia Fides - the most fanatical supporters of the so-called Caliphate express in some way their refusal to civilization and modernity. They say they want to go back to the past. In the world they want to build, there is no place for tools that can be used to listen to music, or for culture and information". (GV) (Agenzia Fides 07/11/2014)