29.2.08

Muslim Gunmen seize Chaldean Catholic Archbishop in Iraq

This article appeared on Yahoo about an hour ago. Then it disappeared. I guess it was not politically corect enough. It might offend the senses of the Muslims, it could enrage the Catholics and incite them to riot.

This article should be headlined...
Muslim Gunmen seize Chaldean Catholic Archbishop in Iraq

I have added commentary.

de Brantigny


Gunmen seize Chaldean archbishop in Iraq: security official
2 hours, 28 minutes ago

MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) - A Chaldean Catholic archbishop was kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq's restive northern city of Mosul on Friday after a shootout that killed his three companions, a local Iraqi army commander said.

Faraj-Farraj Rahhu, the archbishop of Mosul, was kidnapped after a shootout in the eastern Nur district of the city, said Brigadier General Khalid Abd al-Sattar.
Two bodyguards and his driver were killed, said Sattar, who had earlier described the kidnap victim as a priest. Rahhu was seized while on his way home after delivering mass.

Iraq's Christians, with the Chaldean rite making up by far the largest community, were said to number as many as 800,000 before the US-led invasion in March 2003.

Associated with the "Crusader" (why did they add this?) invaders and regarded as well-off, they are now victims of sectarian cleansing, (It is called GENOCIDE) killings and kidnappings at the hands of both Sunni and Shiite Islamists, as well as criminal gangs. (But, but this is the religion of Peace!)

Their churches have been bombed and homes confiscated.

Without their own militia to defend them, the community is believed to have shrunk to half its previous number, with more joining the exodus each day, although in far smaller numbers than Iraq's vast Muslim majority.

Islam is the Religion of Death. There, I have said it.

de Brantigny

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