Τρίτη, 14 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Iraqi Christians in Danger

Again the terror hit Iraq, today it is targeting the defenseless Iraqi Christians, it was not enough that our Parliament made a deal to remove paragraph 50 of elections law, that preserve the rights of Iraqi minorities in having fair representation in government, but a new campaign to force the few of Iraqi Christians living in Mosul to leave their houses ,by killing them and forcing them to change their religion, wearing vails, and paying gezia (Islamic taxes on non Muslims.)

This is done by a group of people who are working to give Islam false image, destroying our work as Iraqi Muslims to live for peace and to reconstructs our country.

Some say they are paid by Al Qaida, others accuse the Kurds, and radical Sunni parties in Mosul provinces government, some say the attacks are carries by people wearing official Iraqi army clothes.

But in the end we reached the days when there is a fatwa from some radical people to prevent Christians from going to hospitals, this is a crime against Islam before anything else, as no law of God or human prevent the sick or injuries from receiving treatment.

11 Christian were killed during this week, one was a doctor (his body was cut to pieces), a pharmacist, engineer, and a 15 year old boy.

We as activists need to work together to stop such crimes that destroy religion good faith in living together, and attack the weak, the peaceful and defenseless.

source:  Mideast Youth

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update #1, 26/10/08: Μαζική έξοδος χριστιανών από τη Μοσούλη

Τουλάχιστον οι μισοί χριστιανοί που ζούσαν στην Μοσούλη έχουν εγκαταλείψει την πόλη του βορείου Ιράκ μέσα στις τελευταίες δύο εβδομάδες, με αρκετούς εξ αυτών να προσφεύγουν στη Συρία, μετά από θανατικές απειλές σε βάρος τους, ανακοίνωσε την Παρασκευή, η Ύπατη Αρμοστεία του ΟΗΕ για τους Πρόσφυγες (UNHCR).

Στη Συρία βρίσκονται ήδη 1,2 εκατ. Ιρακινοί που αναγκάστηκαν να εγκαταλείψουν την πατρίδα τους εξ αιτίας του πολέμου και των ταραχών μετά την εισβολή των ΗΠΑ το 2003.

πηγή: infognomonpolitics

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