Monday, October 16, 2006

iraqi christians fleeing iraq

Read the whole thing here.  Here are some horribly ironical extracts:

"In the northern city of Mosul, a priest from the Syriac Orthodox Church was kidnapped last week. His church complied with his captors’ demands and put up posters denouncing recent comments made by the pope about Islam [being violent], but he was killed anyway. The police found his beheaded body on Wednesday."

"Several extremist groups threatened to kill all Christians unless the pope apologized [for saying muslims were violent]."

"Over the past three and a half years, Christians have been subjected to a steady stream of church bombings, assassinations, kidnappings and threatening letters slipped under their doors."

"...the teenage daughter of another Christian family... was kidnapped recently. The captors initially demanded a ransom, but later sarcastically said the pope was the only one who could release her. She was eventually killed."

Good grief.  What is wrong with these people?  Not only are they horribly violent, "evil and inhuman" (to quote 14th century Byzantine Emperor, Manuel II Palaiologos, and Pope Benedict XVI), but they also seem to be retarded.  No, I don't mean all Muslims.  I have no problem with Salman Rushdie, for example.  I mean the ones who rage and foam and blow people up to prove that theirs is a peaceful religion.

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