Nun Pleads for Christians Raped, Sold, Killed by ISIS

Leo Hohmann, WND, December 23, 2014

It is the season of “peace on Earth,” but Sister Hatune Dogan has a chill in her spirit that could be felt only in a time of war.

The Orthodox Christian nun feels it with each new atrocity committed against the Yazidi and Christian minorities of Syria and Iraq. She feels it in the church burnings across Egypt and the slaughter of innocent children in Pakistan.

For this reason she brought a word of warning to Americans in a visit last week to Minnesota, where she spoke to several church groups.

Today’s political climate draws her back to 1915 and her native Turkey, when her family experienced the cruelty of the Ottoman caliphate, which slaughtered 3 million Christians and reduced others to second-class status under subjugation, or “dhimmitude.”

ISIS is nothing new, she said, just the re-emergence of Islam’s dark side.

“ISIS is not fanatic. ISIS is not more terrible. ISIS is real Muslim believers who like to follow the Quran and Muhammad,” said the founder of Warburg, Germany-based Sister Hatune Foundation, a worldwide relief organization that has been honored by the German government for its dedication to human rights. “Others say they are Muslim. They say they believe Quran, but they don’t follow it.”

Armenian Christians accounted for about half of the 3 million victims in Turkey, but the other half were Christians of various ethnic backgrounds–Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox and Protestants. All felt the boot of jihad against their heads.


She believes Christians in the West should learn what is written in the Muslim holy book. If they did, they would realize that the Islamic State, also called ISIS, is not doing anything that hasn’t been done in the past by devout Muslims who have conquered a people they see as “infidels.”

Sister Hatune in India

Sister Hatune in India

Where are all the Christians?

Sister Hatune points to the fact that 96 percent of the people who populated the Middle East at the turn of the eighth century were Christian. Now, that Christian population has dwindled to 6 percent. Turkey was once almost all Christian, but now it is 0.03 percent Christian. Iraq had 1 million Christians under Saddam Hussein, but now only a few thousand remain, and the churches of Baghdad will be mostly empty this Christmas.

“Where are these Christians? Where are these people? Just ask yourself,” said the fiery nun, whose native tongue is Aramaic.


The Sister Hatune Foundation works in 35 countries with Matthew 25:34-40 as its mission statement–feeding, clothing, sheltering and providing medical care to the poor and persecuted of the world. She has been making regular trips to the Middle East since 2005, and ISIS presents a new challenge: trying to rescue orphaned children from its clutches.

Sister Hatune returned to her home convent in Germany for only a few days before she will make another trip to the Middle East to celebrate Christmas with persecuted Christians. She was with them in November when she visited refugee camps in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. She also sneaked into Syria to meet with Christians there.


Drawing on her own family background, Sister Hatune has recently finished work on her 13th book, “I Believe in Action,” written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Christian genocide in Turkey. In this book she compares the life of Jesus to that of Muhammad, Islam’s main prophet.

“I not write from my head. All facts,” she said. “Muhammad came and he brought killing, beheading, pedophilia. He slept with a 9-year-old girl, he married when she was 6 years old. We know because she says it herself in the Hadith. In Yemen today, where Shariah is the law, they have to marry the girl before her first menstruation, maximum of age 13, because it is written.”

Sister Hatune thumbs through her Quran and finds another verse that she says leads Muslims to murder Christians in the Middle East.

“Twenty-five times in Quran it says to kill Christians because we are involved in polytheism,” she said, explaining that Muslims do not understand the concept of the Holy Trinity. “Also it says to not make friends with Christians.”

Europe is on its way to becoming the next battleground for Islam, especially Belgium and France, where Muslims make up 6 to 10 percent of the population. Sister Hatune’s adopted country of Germany is at least 4 percent Muslim and has more than 4,000 mosques.

“A mosque is not just for prayer,” the nun said. “It is to prepare to kill the unbeliever and control the world.”

In the Quran there are 97 verses against the unbeliever.

“And there are verses against the Christians who say God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or that Jesus is the Son of God. They have to be beheaded, the head cut off from the neck; no other interpretation. This is what the Muslims are doing. Normal Muslims, who are really Muslims, have to follow this rule,” she said. “There will never be peace on Earth if these verses of the Quran are not stopped. It is in the Quran, Hadith and sunna 36,800 times, the words ‘cut,’ ‘kill’ or ‘attack.’ How can there be peace on Earth?”

The Quran also gives Muslim men permission to rape girls and women who are held captive as slaves (Sura 23:5-6).

In conquered cities, ISIS has marked the homes of Christians with a red symbol of the Nazarene. They are then visited by ISIS militants who bring unspeakable horrors upon the families.

Sister Hatune says it is justified under Sura 5:33 in the Quran, which states:

Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.

Muslim apologists in the West say the verse is taken out of context by “Islamophobes,” but Sister Hatune believes otherwise.

“Those of us Christians from Middle East. We know them. We know their rules,” she said.

Today there are 57 Islamic countries living under Islamic law.


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  • Saddam never much persecuted Christians.

    Neither is Assad.


    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      The presumption that democratization leads to secularism is outdated and inaccurate. In the Arab world, democratization often leads to radicalization as we see.

    • benvad

      That’s why I only support Assad he has the backing of Putin and Russian troops.

    • Bossman

      Christianity originated out of places like Syria and Egypt so why are there so few Christians in those places? The answer to that is very simple: The violent demented hordes of Islam made life very difficult for them.

      • Luca

        Sort of the same thing is happening in America, in another sense. Violent demented hordes of illiterate, peasants coming across our southern border is making the American way of life very difficult for us.

      • Sick of it

        If by very difficult you mean slaughtering people by the millions and forcing their daughters to bear their children (and beheading them when they refuse to do so), you would be correct.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Assad is an iron gentleman. Protecting his folk, the Alawite Muslim heretics, who have historically been pretty cool with kaffir.

      Alawite Islam is actually a pretty laid back interpretation, therefore heretical.

      I like Assad.

    • dave

      Neither did Mubarak. Christians lived in peace under Saddam,Mubarak and are living in peace under Assad.

    • freddy_hills

      Saddam and Mubarak were dictators and Assad was a monarch. So none of them were really elected. When given the choice muslims choose radical leaders. And when given the choice between two radical parties they choose the most extreme. Especially those who advocate killing jews, christians, infidels, etc.

      It’s also worth noting that Saddam and Assad were members of minority ethnic groups that the majority populations they ruled over hate. So they may have had a little sympathy for other minority groups the majority didn’t like. Sort of like the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

      • Sick of it

        Hussein figured out rather quickly that he could trust Christians and work with them better than muslims. Muslims always think of killing some dude and taking his position, his women, etc.

    • Sick of it

      Both Bushes (and Obama) work for groups which are not Christian. Also just sayin.

      • Katherine McChesney

        The New World Odor through Georgetown University.

    • Michael North

      Saddam’s second in command was a Christian.

      • RationaliseThis

        And “we” executed him.

    • Paleoconn

      We replaced stable, bribable, secular strongmen with fanatics who hate us and our co-religionists we left hanging. There is a special cauldron in hell for Bushlet, Hillary and all our other neocons and Wilsonians.

  • LHathaway

    Stop hiding behind the cloth, Sister, just come out with your racism, and admit you care for Whites. We’re all sinners?

    • Bossman

      This is not about racism; she is just stating the truth. Your average Muslim is very much more stupid and violent than your average Christian.

      • Rhialto

        Exactly! Sister Hatune-Dugan knows that the two unforgivable sins are believing that Christ Jesus is demonic and Racism.

  • See The Future

    The lord helps he who helps himself.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
      -Thomas Jefferson

  • superlloyd

    A clear, honest and precise exposition of the pathology that is Islam. This should be mandatory reading for all liberated idiots who accept the religion of “peace’.

  • Garrett Brown

    “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.

    Muslim apologists in the West say the verse is taken out of context by “Islamophobes,” but Sister Hatune believes otherwise.”

    How in the WORLD can that be taken out of context? No doubt those apologists are mentally ill liberals.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Where are all the Christians?

    Unfortunately, many Christians support the muslims because they believe their primary target is the jews, who they hate more than any other group.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Many insane liblefty diaspora Jews support the “Palestinians” (Muslims) over the state of Israel.

      Good thing for Israel most self hating Jews have remained in the diaspora, eh?

    • RationaliseThis

      That’s an absurd claim on many levels. One of the primary supporters of Islam are atheistic leftists the few cringing ecumenical Christians involved are fractional. The most extraordinarily heavy supporter of Islams demographic incursions into the west are various Jewish organisations through the various multicultural immigration programs they generally support and through the anti free speech “free speech is hate crime” laws. There has of course been a belated recognition of the absurdity of this.

      Nevertheless the damage has been done.

      • Sick of it

        His ridiculous comments make me think he’s kosher.

      • LHathaway

        “free speech is hate crime”

        Actually, from the little I have observed, the powers-that-be had divided expression into ‘free speech’ and ‘hate speech’. That which is not free speech is hate speech. They go one further and label their censorship an effort to promote free speech. They may even label their censorship itself ‘free speech’. Mighty noble of them.

    • Michael North

      I am a Christian , and the only people I really hate are ignorant twerps like you.

  • Maximo Partagas

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see President Obama have the CIA assassinate this nun, how dare her speak ill of the religion of peace.

  • sulbernick

    Izlam is the religion of peace, everyone says so…

  • Belinda Boundreau

    Nothing ‘islamic’ about ISIS. They are ‘talmudists’ picking up an ever growing number of ‘low hanging fruit’. The CIA/ MOSSAD were geniuses in creating another ‘manufactured’ Emanuel Goldstein.

  • Epiminondas

    Semitic peoples have been fanatics for thousands of years, regardless of what gods they worshipped. The people of the West recognized this a long time ago. And their religions merely spread this fanaticism to other adjacent peoples.

  • Michael North

    The Middle East is a snake pit and the only people who created any sort of order were hard men who kept any one particular bunch of barbarians from wiping out the others – Saddam, Assad, Khaddafi – who ran essentially secular states (with nods to Muslim sensibilities) until Western liberals unleashed demons they didn’t believe in .

  • me

    History repeats itself, like a clock face. Goes round and round. People refuse to study history, so they’re doomed to repeat it. When did the basic tenets of Islam change? Never. Islam ‘lite’ doesn’t exist. Misogynistic, pedophilic, and fanatical warmongering in the name of ‘Allah’ have always been at the center of Islam; and, if anyone tells you differently, they’re lying. This is the reason for stopping any and all practitioners of Islam from immigrating to the Western world.

    • Augustus3709

      Islam was a step up from Arab pagan tribal religions, but it hasn’t advanced much since, nor has that part of the world.

      A 1,300 year old philosophy, now moving in next door and collecting welfare on your taxes. It’s a ridiculous mixture, and shows the failure of diversity. Though, the chaos that multiculturalism is causing was most likely by design.

      • me

        Indeed! Look up the following Sabbatean Frankists names, and you’ll be able to “connect the dots”. Sabbatai Sevi, Jacob Frank, Adam Westhaupt, Amschel Rothschild, Saxe Coburg Gotha, and Albert Pike–among hundreds. There’s more to the picture that meets the eye…

  • Michael North

    I hope that one good outcome from this past year will be that the spoiled brats of western democracy will realise that the Crusades were not some proto-capitalist venture, but were in fact a war of self defence against an army of cruel, fanatical savages.

    • RationaliseThis

      Rodney Starks “God’s Battallions” is an excellent history of the Crusades from a pro western point of view. A Knight might require 2-5 war horses, a dozen squires and pack animals costing the equal of 1-5 million dollars plus money to buy provisions on the way. It was inconceivable as a profit making enterprise. There motivations were the prevention of the abuse of Christians and the theft of once Christian Lands. St Augustines requirements of just war are that it firstly prevent a greater evil and that secondly it must not be preemptive. These great ment prevented the conquest of Europe by taking the fight back to the Middle East. Along the way they suffered immense treachery from the corrupted Byzantine allies.

  • eldoradocreekskipper

    ISIS is practicing Islam as defined in the Koran and Haditha. Peaceful Muslims are practicing Taqiyya and biding their time, waiting for more favorable conditions in which to inflict Islam, as defined by the Koran and Haditha, on non-Muslims. Wily Oriental Gentlemen

  • Catrina Bennett

    She speaks the truth.