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Iraqi PM condemns jihadis’
targeting of Christians

Associated Press, by Sameer Yacoub and Sinan Salaheddin

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 7/21/2014 12:14:04 AM

Baghdad — Iraq´s prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group´s actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community´s "centuries-old heritage." (Snip) These actions stem from the harsh interpretation of Islamic law the group seeks to impose on the territory it controls in Iraq and neighboring Syria. Already in Mosul, the extremist group has banned alcohol and water pipes, and painted over street advertisements showing women´s faces. It has, however, held off on stricter punishments so far. Iraq´s Christian communities date back to the first centuries

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Finally a Muslim condemns other Muslim actions against Christians. Hopefully it was sincere, and not just politically motivated.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/21/2014 12:21:29 AM     (No. 9933292)

Has anyone seen them ´walk back´ any of their actions ?

Strange how the mega churches haven´t condemned Islam trying to wipe out Christianity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: moonlightflip, 7/21/2014 12:28:59 PM     (No. 9933887)

Christian leaders and organizations routinely lecture Israel as she fights for her existence... but nary a resolution re the killing of Christians by islamist scum.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Democracy First, 7/21/2014 6:17:04 PM     (No. 9934320)

I am and Eastern Orthdox Christian..the Christian people being wiped out in the amiddle east are MY people. I criticize Islamist fanatic b*strds jst as much as I criticize the crazed kahanist pigs in Isrsel who are basically doing the same thing by different means...kicking the Christians out of Jerusalem and teying to "judaize" Israel so that all non-Jews have to leave. Mega churches and evangelicals dont believe that we exist or else they claim we are not really Christian, and are going to hell because we have had icons in our churches for 2000 years...they call us "heathern Idol worshipers" (sic). I went to high school with those sort of ignoramuses. Orthodox Christians of the Middle East are the direct descendants of the first followers of Christ. We don´t change our church dogma to fit the way the winds of social change blow. Agia Sophia museum in Istanbul was OUR church for over 1000 years before it ever became a mosque. Although only 5 to 6,000,000 Of us in United States, there are 300 million of us in the world. Americans sadly remain ignorant of the original Christians and our 2000-year-old traditions.

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