Muslim misunderstanders attack Catholic Church with suicide vests.

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    (WaPo)- Security officials said the militants, who were allegedly linked to al-Qaida in Iraq, were on the phone with Iraqi authorities demanding the release of imprisoned female insurgents when security forces stormed the building.
    The standoff began at dusk when the militants attacked the nearby Iraqi stock exchange, officials said. Police then chased the insurgents toward the Our Lady of Deliverance church – one of Baghdad’s main Catholic places of worship.
    Worshippers inside were listening to a Bible reading when the gunmen burst in, said parishioner Marzina Matti Yalda.
    “As we went outside the hall to see what was happening, gunmen stormed the main gate and they started to shoot at us,” Yalda said. “Many people fell down, including a priest, while some of us ran inside and took shelter in a locked room. We were packed together as we waited for the security forces to arrive.”
    A U.S. Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Eric Bloom, said at least 19 people were killed – seven hostages, seven Iraqi security troops and five militants. He said the assailants were wearing suicide vests and armed with grenades. As many as 30 people were wounded, including a priest and a nun, he said.
    Iraqi military officials said the death toll was at least nine, while police and medical officials put it as high as 37. The figures could not be immediately reconciled.
    There were also conflicting reports about the militants’ fate. An Iraqi police official put the number of insurgents at 10 and said all were captured. And Baghdad military spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said security forces killed eight attackers, while the U.S. military said between five and seven attackers died. Different figures are normal immediately following such attacks.
    Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul-Qadir al-Obeidi said “the terrorists were planning to murder the highest number of hostages.” Across Iraq, security forces were alerted to new threats against Christians.
    Al Qaeda’s Iraqi affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attack on “the dirty place of the infidel which Iraqi Christians have long used as a base to fight Islam.”
     
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    Tragic. Simply tragic. Why any human being would do this to another human being is beyond me.
     
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    This planet will never see an acceptable level of peace unless islam is eradicated, and that ain't gonna happen, so we might as well just resolve ourselves to the fact that since islam is here to stay, we're just going to have to live with their blood lust and killing.
     
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    A preist and a nun.

    There is no bottom for these "people".
     
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    More tragic consequences of the US invasion or rather, the botched occuaption that allowed the Civil war to spread.
     
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    “the dirty place of the infidel which Iraqi Christians have long used as a base to fight Islam.”









    I'm waiting for someone to start the lecture now,,,,, you know,,,,, the one that says,,,,,,,Islam is not at war with Infidel's..,,,,,,,what time is it scheduled to start? Anyone???
     
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    You're going to blame Muslims killing non Muslims In Iraq on the US? Good grief.
     
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    This is one instance where the violence is not specifically condoned by Islam unless they violated their protected dhimmie status.
     
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    Christianity FAQ: Christian Violence

     

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