Friday, March 14, 2008

Persecution of Christians in Iraq

The murder of the Catholic bishop in Iraq is a grim reminder of the persecution being carried on against Christians by militant Muslim groups. This article has details. Among other facts, it notes:

"Sunni militants from a mosque in Baghdad’s religiously integrated Dora neighborhood issued a fatwa specifically commanding the 2,000 Christian families residing there to convert or be killed."

The Christian community in Iraq is being forced to flee into exile. May the sacrifice of Bishop Paulos Rahho, who is surely a martyr, be the seed that grows into a flowering of Christianity.

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