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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:36 PM
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Iraqi Christians on the run
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/200...

"Life was better -- we didn't have any problems," said Jamila Tama, referring to the relative peace between religious sects under Hussein. "There's killing, bombing and kidnapping. We have nothing now -- even our house is sold."

"I'm not ready to raise my son in an extremist Islamic society."
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:37 PM
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1. So the extreme Xians will want to send in more missionaries as a result of
this.
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pocket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:41 PM
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2. good, maybe that flypaper thing will work after all
just with xians insteadof terrorists :)
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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:47 PM
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3. Those intolerant fundamentalist bastards!
"Christian-owned liquor stores and beauty salons were attacked. While kidnapping has soared -- both for terrorism and financial gain -- Christians felt particularly targeted since they are often associated with successful businesses and financial support of families living abroad."

:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:

Why can't those fundamentalists just leave these Iraqi Chriatians in peace?
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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:54 PM
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4. To be fair
Christians are obviously not the only targets. It's worrisome for me personally as Iraqi Christians are one of the few such communities remaining in the Middle East (along with Egypt's Copts and the Maronites in Lebanon.) Would hate to see them die out.
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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:59 PM
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5. I know. They also attack Shiites and other "infidels".
There aren't many Jews left in Iraq, so they have turned on the Christians.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:08 PM
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6. Sad "There aren't many Jews left in Iraq" - in 1948 Baghdad was 40% Jewish
Then the 1960 public square killing of Jews (done to curry favor with the Palestinians) convinced most Jews to accept the terms of the only exit visa allowed - namely to give up ownership of everything in return for permission to leave with the clothes on your back - no family pictures, no nothing was allowed to go with the Jew - just the clothes on their back.

Looks like it is the Christians turn for mid-east justice (Islam like American democracy can be just when the rich and corporate with power leave it alone - so I prefer the term "mid-east justice").
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ConfuZed Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:12 PM
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9. This is just wrong
These people just want to worship like everyone else and for some furry flathead beast to target them just because their beliefs doesnt agree with his is just inhuman.

:grr:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:11 PM
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7. Alas, the Crusade goes Marching on toward Armageddon
Under the George the Chimperor, pretender to the Throne.
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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:58 PM
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10. Actually, the article is about victims of the Jihad.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:09 PM
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12. Must remember to keep my religious fanatic references straight
so many.

But this, too, shall pass.
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:12 PM
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8. Ah. The Irony of Bush.
How sweet!
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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:59 PM
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11. "Sweet"?????
A religous minority is oppressed and tormented and you think it is "sweet"?????
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