Fifth Christian killed in a week in north Iraq

February 22, 2009

On the same theme we continue with another reprint from Jihadwatch, this time about the position of Christians in post US invasion of Iraq. But this time we want our readers to study the comments below as well for the key issues that they raise

[Begin analysis by Jihadwatch of killing of Christians by Muslims]

Persecution in Iraq, persecution in Egypt, both jihad-motivated, and Obama and other Western leaders are worried about “Islamophobia.” “Fifth Christian killed in a week in north Iraq,” from AFP, February 20 (thanks to Sr. Soph):

MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – Iraqi police said they found a Christian shopkeeper shot to death in the restive northern city of Mosul on Saturday, the fifth Christian killing in a week thought to be related to March elections.Adnan al-Dahan, a 57-year-old Syrian Orthodox, was found with bullet wounds to his head in the northern Mosul district of al-Belladiyat, police and his relatives said.

Dahan had been kidnapped from his grocery shop last week in the neighbourhood of Al-Habda, also in northern Mosul, according to a police officer who did not want to be named….

Dahan was the fifth Christian to have been killed during the past week in Mosul, which is located about 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of Baghdad and has a Christian population of between 2,000 and 3,000….

In late 2008, a systematic campaign of killings and targeted violence killed 40 Christians and saw more than 12,000 flee Mosul.

(That was written by Robert Spencer)

Please read these comments

Comment 1

America’s 9/11 POTUS, besides as a ‘war-president’, ran on faith. Not withstnding, he spat on Americans from a mosque, on 9/17, covering up for his Al-Saud family & friends:
.. then again, sae POTUS spat on Americans with the ‘Guest worker’ program after pocketing campaign contributions from corporations sucking illigal-immigrant blood.
You see, Americans and faith come right after votes. With Americans hardly thinking beyond late-night TV, helped Bin-Ladens escape. So, news like the above, should not be a surprise.

Comment 2.

What’s amazing about this is the silence around it in its complete and total absence from the national consciousness. Don’t know about it; don’t need to worry about it.

*** 8:7 ***

Somebody should start a website with a running scorecard ticker tracking the % complete of Islamization in various nations. Lebanon is pretty much gone, things are wrapping up nicely in Malay and Thai, solid progress in northern Nigeria and the southern Philippines, a new nation in norther Waziristan, and Islamic Emirate, I think, and we have that other new Moslem Nation in Kosovo, lovingly ushered in by the globo-socialist crowd. We need put a stock ticker on these Moslems for they are Action Jacksons, forceful men.

*** 92:8 ***

Which will tip in to Shaira first, Sweden France or Belgium? And don’t forget those crazy Italians. And the Spaniards hath drank this cuppeth beforeth.

Comment 3

(This by the always brilliant Hugh)


From an Agence France-Press story last week:

Christians In Iraq: “We Don’t Want Our Rights. We Just Want To Be Alive.”

Three Christians killed in north Iraq

By Mujahid Mohammed (AFP)

MOSUL, Iraq — A Christian was killed in the restive city of Mosul on Tuesday, the third in as many days, as community leaders warned of rising violence against the minority ahead of Iraq’s March 7 general election.

Christian leaders in Mosul, north of Baghdad, have criticised the security forces for “standing by and watching” as attacks against their community increase in the run-up to the parliamentary poll.

On Tuesday, a gunman emerged from a car in the north of the city and fired at two Christian students with an automatic weapon, according to a police officer who did not want to be named.

The shooter fled together with two other men in the car.

The officer said that Zia Toma, a 21-year-old engineering student, was killed and Ramsin Shmael, a 22-year-old pharmacy student, wounded. Both young men were Assyrian Christians.

“We don’t want elections, we don’t want representatives, we don’t want our rights, we just want to be alive,” said Baasil Abdul Noor, a priest at Mar Behnam church in Al-Arabi neighbourhood where the shooting occurred.

“It has become a nightmare. The security forces should not be standing by and watching. We hold them responsible, because they are supposed to be protecting us, and protecting all Iraqis.”

Also in Mosul on Tuesday, two policemen were killed and nine other people wounded as a car bomb hit a police forensics bureau, emergency services said.

Tuesday’s murder of the student came after gunmen in Mosul killed two shop owners from Iraq’s Christian minority in separate attacks, prompting community leaders to criticise the security forces.

Greengrocer Fatukhi Munir, an Assyrian Catholic, was gunned down inside his shop in a drive-by shooting late on Monday, and armed assailants killed Rayan Salem Elias, a Chaldean Christian, outside his home on Sunday.

“I condemn this organised campaign against Christians,” said Yahya Abid Mahsoob, human rights committee chair of the provincial council of Nineveh, of which Mosul is the capital.

“We (the provincial council) call upon the local and central government to take all precautions to protect Christians.”

Others have expressed concerns that Christians could be targeted in violence ahead of the elections seen as a key test of reconciliation in Iraq, which has been wracked by sectarian hostilities since the 2003 US-led invasion.

“The Christian minority has become an issue in the elections, as it always is before elections,” said Hazem Girgis, a deacon at an Orthodox church in the town centre.

“We are terrified… and the security forces are not able to offer us any security,” said Girgis.

Attacks occur on a regular basis in Mosul and surrounding Nineveh province, which is among Iraq’s most violent areas.

Human Rights Watch warned in November that minorities including Christians in the north were the collateral victims of a conflict between Arabs and Kurds over who controls Iraq’s disputed northern provinces.

In late 2008, a systematic campaign of killings and targeted violence killed 40 Christians and saw more than 12,000 others flee Mosul

Comment 4

It was during the Bush Administration that a policy was put into place which agreed with the new Iraqi goverment that the Christians should not be allowed to leave Iraq.

Now under the present administraton that policy continues.

During the civil war, back in 1993-4, that broke apart Yugoslavia the USA brought thousands and thousands of Bosnian moslems into the USA. And today those Bosnians bring more and more of their relatives here!

And still today this government INSISTS on bringing into the USA, more and more moslems from any islamic country around the world.

Is it possible that we who support this site could ask our Congressmen to help to free the Iraqi Christians and bring THEM to the USA? The future of Christians in the Iraq is very dim.

They would be asset in our fight against islamics in this country!!

comment 5

(and this is not the least important comment)

Whereever the US troops are sent, a great catastrophe befells Christians there, whether it is Beirut 1983, or Kosovo 1999, or Iraq 2003. What a disaster. Ever since the Democrat primary voters had committed a horrible blunder in 1976 by rejecting the great Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson and nominating the Slimy Smiley Jimmy Carter for presidency instead, this country has been afflicted by a severe case of BL, or Bad Leadership.
Just 2 years ago, this country got its one and only chance in 32 years to break the Carter curse by electing an even greater man than the late Sen. Jackson was, Rudy Giuliani. The Republican primary voters topped the Democrats’ blunder by swiftly ditching Rudy in favor of the Insane McCain and Rev. HolyBee (Mike Huckabee), who, as the governor of Arkansas, had pardoned more than twice as many criminals as his 2 predecessors combined. He let rapists loose to kidnap, rape, torture and murder women. He let incorrible violent criminals loose to murder cops.
The result is Obamus Carterus. The BL continues, with no end in sight.

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