Monthly Archives: October 2008

Iraq, the pogrom of the Christians

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Religious hatred rages: 140 deaths and thousands made homeless in a year There is only one ‘solution’: force. Intensify the surveillance, the patrols, and the control to counter the violence against the Christians. To protect the community in Mosul, the most dangerous area for the Iraqi religious minority, the government is going to increase the…

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Why are most Arab rulers silent on the plight of Iraq’s Christians?

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By The Daily Star Iraq’s ancient Christian community has seen its security situation take a sudden turn for the worse in recent weeks, especially in and around the northern city of Mosul. Deadly attacks and threats of more to come have driven thousands of people from their homes, and although the sources and motivations of…

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Spokesman Voices SOS for Iraqi Christians

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Says Fundamentalists Are Going House by House VATICAN CITY,  (Zenit.org).- A Vatican spokesman is decrying a campaign of persecution against Iraqi Christians, asking Muslims to join in decidedly opposing fundamentalists.…

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Who’s Killing Christians in Iraq?

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By Mark D. Tooley FrontPageMagazine.com | At least 14 Christians were targeted for killing in Mosul, about 260 miles north of Baghdad, earlier this month, prompting more than 1,300 Christian families to flee what had previously been a safe haven. The Geneva-based World Council of Churches has declared it is against the killings…but cannot bring…

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TIMMERMAN: Martyrs in Iraq

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Ken Timmerman Assyrian Christians are fleeing Iraq in record numbers, following a spate of recent bombing attacks and targeted killings of Christian families in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.…

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IRAQ: Christian displacement slows in Ninevah

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Source: IRIN Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author’s alone.  BAGHDAD, 26 October 2008 (IRIN) – Fewer Iraqi Christian families are fleeing their homes in the northern province of Ninevah thanks to the heavy presence of security…

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Mardinkhas nomination

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ; Greetings in the name of Christ: I hope that you and your blessed family are doing good. On behlf of you all I wanrate to congratulate His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV for bieng nominated by the University of Chicago for honarary doctorate degree. This namination was granted to His…

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Killings force 13,000 Christians to flee Mosul•

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UN agency sends aid to beleaguered community • Sunni Arabs and Kurds blamed for violenceAidan Jones The full scale of the persecution of Christians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul became apparent last night when the UN’s refugee agency said about 13,000 had…

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Lobby for the Christians of Iraq

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eilian@nantperis.wanadoo.co.uk 0044 7876561398 Report on a visit to meet the Christians who have fled Mosul A meeting is planned in Committee Room 7 the House of Commons, London at 10 a.m. next tuesday, the 28th october to ask the UK government…

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Around the world: Aid is on way to Christian refugees in Iraq

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The United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it was rushing aid to thousands of Christians who fled a northern Iraqi city. About 13,000 have been chased away by threats and attacks in Mosul this month, said Ron Redmond, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.…

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Violence haunts Iraq Christian families

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 The remains of flower pots is all what is left from the house of a Christian family after it was detonated this month, while nearby were ruins of two other houses that belong to Christian families. The three houses were detonated consequently as part of the violence campaign that has displaced at least 1500 Christian…

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The plight and flight of Iraq’s Christians

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Ainkawa, Iraq – Father Sabri al-Maqdessy is a man with a lot on his mind. A priest at St. Joseph’s Chaldean Church in this Christian town in the north of Iraq, he’s struggling to keep track of two equally disturbing trends: an influx of new families into his parrish and an outflow of longtime residents.…

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UN aids Iraqi Christians chased from Mosul

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By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD—The U.N. refugee agency said Friday that it was rushing aid to thousands of Christians who fled a northern Iraqi city, while a prominent Shiite cleric appealed for unity as lawmakers consider a U.S.-Iraq security deal.…

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Archbishop Urges Leaders to Take Care of Iraq

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13,000 Christians Flee Mosul After Receiving Death Threats ROME, OCT. 24, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The Chaldean archbishop of Baghdad is asking the international community to take care of Iraq, and to “not to leave it on the sidelines.”…

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In Jordan, prayers for the persecuted

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Suha Philip Ma’ayeh, Foreign Correspondent Iraqi Christians attend a mass prayer at the Assyrian church in Amman, Jordan, on Oct 19 2008. Salah Malkawi / The National AMMAN // Iraqi Christians in Jordan have reacted with outrage and sadness over recent attacks on their community in the north of Iraq that killed at least 12…

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Some 400 Iraqi Christians flee to Syria

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Middle East News Baghdad – After a series of atrocities against Iraqi Christians in Mosul, around 400 Christians arrived in Syria to escape the harsh conditions of home, according to a statement by a Syrian refugee assistance organization Friday.…

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Iran honors Assyrian painter, Alkhas

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Tehran’s Assyrian Association exhibits works by the renowned painter Hannibal Alkhas in a bid to honor his life-long artistic efforts. The exhibition, held in Tehran’s Ishtar Art Gallery, displays some 20 paintings by Alkhas, 10 of which were created over the past two months and have been exhibited for the first time.…

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UNHCR aiding uprooted Iraqi Christians

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This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.…

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