Sources tell AsiaNews that the anti-Christian â€œpersecution continues amid general indifferenceâ€. They say, â€œChristians live in panicâ€ and want to leave the city, convinced that the attackers â€œare not ordinary criminalsâ€. For them, the attacks hide â€œclear political plansâ€.
Mosul (AsiaNews) â€“ Christians continue to be the target of attacks in Mosul. This afternoon, two stores, one owned by a Christian, the other by a Yazidi, were attacked. Raghid Sabah Tobia, the young Christian storeowner, was badly wounded and is now in hospital.
Raghidâ€™s shop is not far from a Chaldean church, in the Dawassa neighbourhood. The other shop is in the same neighbourhood, but near the Syro-Catholic chapel of Qasr al Mutran.
Sources that wanted their identity protected for security reasons told AsiaNews that the anti-Christian â€œpersecution continues amid general indifference.â€
They noted that â€œChristians live in panicâ€ and want to leave the city, and are convinced that the attackers â€œare not ordinary criminalsâ€.
In their view, the attacks hide â€œclear political plansâ€ that the government is not countering.
In Baghdad, no one is saying, â€œwho might be behind the attacks against churches and Christians.â€
One source is actually certain that the central government, the Mosul Governatorate and Kurdish leaders are aware of a plan against the Christian community.