Monthly Archives: October 2008

Here is a report on ICIN’s aid to Iraq

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ICIN Aid in Iraq Over the last eighteen months ICIN has provided the following: 1. In response to the Dora Crisis, when over a thousand families were driven out of their homes and were left homeless, US$30,000 was granted through the Baghdad Bishop Committee (all denominations) mainly to provide shelter and food for displaced families…

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Iraqi Christians slowly returning home to Mosul

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BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi Christians have started to trickle home to the restive city of Mosul in recent days as attacks against them have tapered off, authorities said Friday. Jawdat Ismaeel, a local migration official in Mosul, said Christians are no longer fleeing the northern city since a spate of threats and killings earlier this…

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Iraq: Face-to-Face with Itself?

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Voisinage Written by Harry Hagopian … They were planning their war on Iraq for years before it started. September eleventh wasn’t the trigger; it was the pretext. The idea of destroying Iraq goes back to the moment when Saddam laid the very first stone for the foundation of his nuclear site. The Pentagon’s target was…

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Crisis in Mosul, Iraq

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No doubt you have read recently about the new crisis: The persecution of the Iraqi Christians in Mosul (Iraq) For this reason the Iraqi community in Britain (of all denominations) have organised a march, authorised by the responsible authorities,…

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Iraqi Christians forming ad hoc militias

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MOSUL, Iraq, Oct. 29 (UPI) — Several members of the Christian community in northern Iraq are setting up ad hoc militias to secure their neighborhoods, rights advocates said Wednesday.…

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Chaldean bishop: appeal for Mosul, emptied of Christians

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Rabban Al-Qas October 27, 2008 The situation in Mosul (in northern Iraq) remains incendiary. In just a few weeks, there have been 14 deaths and more than 10,000 Christians have left. The authorities are shuffling the responsibility to each other, while the carnage…

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From Baghdad to Grinnell: One First-Year’s Unique Experience

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 When Olivia Birwari ’12 first arrived to campus, she immediately noticed that Grinnell was a “very clean place, with many trees and green grass.” Most students take these features of a rural college campus for granted, but not Birwari, who has spent the last 20 years of her life living in Baghdad, Iraq.…

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Iraqi Christians Form Militias for Protection

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Iraqi Christians Form Militias for Protection By George Thomas CBN News Sr. Reporter CBNNews.com – BARTELLA, Iraq – Christians in Iraq are forming new armed militias to protect themselves against what they call a systematic campaign by Muslim extremists to drive them out of Iraq.…

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What’s Behind the Attacks on Christians in Mosul?

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Newsweek By Lennox Samuels In recent days, attacks against Christians in Mosul have forced thousands of the faithful to flee the northern Iraqi city, in an episode that has been condemned by everyone from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Coalition authorities to Pope Benedict…

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Iraqi Christians’ fear of exile

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By Jim Muir BBC News, Tellkeyf Advertisement Many Christians in Iraq say they are living in fear for their lives Camping with her two youngest children in a room at one of the churches in Tellkeyf, Ikhlas Matti bursts into tears when she tries to describe what has happened to her family.…

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U.N.: More than half of Iraqi city’s Christians have fled

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Christian women attend a religious service Sunday at a church in Baghdad. BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — More than half the Christian population has fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in reaction to a campaign of killings and intimidation, according to the United Nations.…

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March to Downing Street to call for end to attacks in Christians in Iraq

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Iraqis in the UK, concerned over a wave of attacks on Christians in Mosul, will march to Downing Street on Saturday November 1. They plan to deliver a petition to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, asking the Government to act immediately to prevent further killings, persecution and eviction of the Iraqi Christians in Mosul and other…

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Mosul emptied of Christians: Bishop

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Thousands of Christians and Muslim Kurds have been driven out of Mosul, Iraq, by threats, blackmail and Islamic propaganda, local Chaldean Bishop Rabban Al Qassays. Less than one quarter of the former Christian population has remained, the bishop told AsiaNews.…

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Chaldean bishop: appeal for Mosul, emptied of Christians

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by Rabban Al-Qas Urged by the appeal of Benedict XVI, Rabban Al Qas, bishop of Ammadiya and Erbil, asks prime minister al Maliki and the American forces to accept responsibility for the violence afflicting Christians, the result of an intolerant fundamentalism that has never been halted. A request to the Islamic world as well, that…

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