Christians subjected to genocide in Iraq, Egypt: official

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    Associated Press
    BEIRUT—Extremist groups are waging a “genocide” against Christians in the Middle East, a former Lebanese president said Monday after a New Year’s suicide bombing of a church in Egypt killed 21 people.

    Amin Gemayel, a Christian who served a six-year term as president in the 1980s, cited the attack in Egypt and recent violence in Iraq as he urged leaders to give Christian communities a larger political role.

    “Massacres are taking place for no reason and without any justification against Christians. It is only because they are Christians,” said Gemayel, who leads Lebanon’s right-wing Christian Phalange party.

    “What is happening to Christians is a genocide,” he said.

    Lebanon, which experienced a ruinous 15-year civil war, in part between Muslims and Christians, that left about 150,000 dead, is deeply divided along sectarian lines. Christians make up about 40 per cent of Lebanon’s four million people and the country is the only Arab nation with a Christian head of state.

    Christians subjected to genocide in Iraq, Egypt: official - thestar.com


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    It isn't technically genocide. It is just old fashioned bigotry and generic stupid. But there does seem to be a concerted campaign going on to kill as many of them as they can as quickly as they can.
     
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    ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Egypt says it is investigating a group inspired by al-Qaida in connection with the deadly New Year's Eve bombing of a church in Alexandria.

    Egyptian security forces were holding seven people in custody following the bombing of Coptic Christian worshipers as they left a midnight mass, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported.

    President Hosni Mubarak condemned what he termed an attack "on all Egyptians" by "foreign elements."

    Security experts point the finger of blame at al-Qaida, although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 21 and wounded dozens more.

    "The technical aspects ... the large number of victims and the threats of al-Qaida in Iraq all point to al-Qaida's fingerprints," Diaa Rashwan of Cairo's al-Ahram center said.

    Egyptian officials said the investigation was focusing on a local group of Muslims inspired by, but not directly linked to, al-Qaida.
    Egypt eyes al-Qaida link to New Year bomb - UPI.com
     
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    Ahh... So that hopey changey democracy is not working out so well in Iraq then?

    Well there goes the final reason of 3 or 4 for invading and occupying Iraq.
     
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    It just sucks. Monsters is what they are.
     
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    Yea, like WE aint have a Civil War, stfu yo you keep exuding stupid.:doubt:
     
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    Satan's handy work becomes ever more, painfully obvious..........
     
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    Dontcha just love that religion of peace?
     
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    sounds like a hate crime.
     
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    Actually Christian is not a race so it is not genocide.
     

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