A Defending Crusader…

The best defense is to be good and offensive…or something like that.

More Love in Iraq

Posted by Godefroi on January 10, 2008

Updating this story, the Catholic News Agency reports:

More bomb attacks on Iraqi churches, severe material damage caused

.- Continuing a trend of attacks on Christian buildings, two car bombs exploded outside churches on Wednesday in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk.The attacks, which took place within two minutes of each other, damaged buildings, cars and surrounding houses but caused no injuries, Agence France Presse reports.


Similar attacks on churches have also taken place recently. On Sunday a car bomb attack on a monastery in the northern Iraq city of Mosul wounded four people, while six other attacks on Christian buildings also took place elsewhere in Mosul and Baghdad.

Meanwhile, in what can only be described as the height of denial (or, actually, it’s probably an appeasement gesture):

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The spiritual leader of Iraq’s Catholics said on Tuesday that a recent wave of bomb attacks on churches in Baghdad and Mosul was aimed at showing Iraq was not at peace rather than singling out Christians for persecution.


“This act was not specifically against Christians. The aim was to convince the world that so far there is no peace and security in Iraq,” said Emmanuel III Delly, the Chaldean patriarch of Baghdad, adding that he forgave the perpetrators.

So it’s Christian buildings that are being attacked, but it’s not aggression against Christians? Right. That’s why the Christian population in Iraq is only 50% of what it was a few years ago, and there are mounting fears of “religious cleansing” among the REST of the remaining Christians in Iraq.

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