Iraqi Churches Attacked

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    Unfortunately, this is what happens when Islamic terrorists are allowed to go unchecked - innocent people die.

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    Terrorists in Iraq have attacked Christians before, but never like this. Previous attacks have focused on liquor stores, which tend to be operated by Christians since Islam forbids alcohol sales. Other attacks on Christians seem to have been more directed at general chaos or against foreigners. But yesterday's attack on six churches in Baghdad and Mosul was the first against native Iraqi Christians as Christians.

    One church was in the middle of Communion. Another congregation was listening to the sermon. Still another was reportedly in the middle of a funeral service. By the end of the bombings, which were apparently coordinated over a 30-minute period, at least 11 people were dead and 52 injured. That number is expected to rise, says The Guardian. "We are expecting a huge number of casualties," an Interior Ministry official told Reuters.

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    How dare those Christians! What the hell are they doing holding church services in a Muslim country?

    You're right GOP, this shows exactly what it is that the terrorists really want. A world dominated by ISLAM!
     
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    And just today there was an outrage over the Arab realeased "intelligence" behind a Jew plot to bomb Al-Asqua. And now that I look at it with the above I'm sure Arabs that out there to cover for these real live bombings, as an excuse to do so.

    Will someone really bomb it or will this be another excuse for Murderous Islamic Jihad?
     
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    Looks like a group is taking responsibility for the murder of innocents.

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - A group in Iraq (news - web sites) claimed responsibility Monday for a series of church bombs this weekend in a statement posted on a Web site, saying they were a response to the U.S. "crusader war" and evangelization.

    "You wanted a crusader war, so these are the results. ... We warned you," the statement by a little-known Islamist group calling itself the Planning and Follow-Up Organization in Iraq said on a site where a number of claims have been posted in recent weeks.

    "We were able Sunday to direct several painful strikes at the dens of evil, corruption, immorality and evangelization."
     

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