Sister Diana Momeka from Kurdistan, to US

Nina Shea,
the Sister’s advocate

Originally, Sister Diana Momeka, a leader of Christians in Iraq, was scheduled to come to the United States to meet with congressmen and others with other religious leaders as well, including a representative of the Turkmen Shiites. All of them were granted visas—except for Sister Diana.

The State Department actually said it could not be sure that she, and only she, would return to Iraq rather than stay in the United States. Sister Diana’s allies in America were incensed at this treatment, and spoke out for her. Prominent among them was Nina Shea, the human-rights lawyer & director at the Hudson Institute, based in Washington. Ms Shea wrote about the issue for National REVIEW’s website and the Hudson’s too (click here to read the latter).. I don’t know why she was the lone choice because Catholic nuns cannot pick and choose their abodes without their superior’s consent.

Well, the State Department reversed its decision, granting Sister Diana her visa. She will return of course to Iraq and her community. But just for the record: while Our country & our presidents amnestying millions of illegal aliens who came from Mexico and Central America. Would it be so bad to accept some Iraqi Christians, whom monsters are promising to rape and murder?

Sister Diana
a Kurdish Christian

(The picture is from May 13, 2015.  It was taken during her visit to the House Committee of Foreign Affairs, Washington DC) where she testified about the maltreatment of her flock and Kurds in general: 

“I am but one, small person – a victim myself of ISIS and all of its brutality,” Sister Diana stated in written testimony before the committee.

“Coming here has been difficult for me – as a religious sister I am not comfortable with the media and so much attention,” she admitted. “But I am here and I am here to ask you, to implore you for the sake of our common humanity to help us.”

The Christians in Northern Iraq lost “most everything” when ISIS destroyed and desecrated churches, shrines, and other sacred sites, she said.

“We lost everything that today, every Christian that’s living in the region of Kurdistan, we feel we don’t have dignity anymore. When you lose your home, you lose everything you have. You lose your heritage, your culture.”