Nine Iraqi Christian Churches and Monasteries Bombed Last Week
Religious persecution continues in Iraq as nine Christian houses of worship were bombed this week, says a release from Christian Solidarity International (CSI). TheÂ attackers used both car bombs and explosive charges in an effort to wipe out churches and monasteries in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk. At least six people were wounded. Concerned not only about saving lives and securing the country for Christian refugees to return home, CSI foresees the possible “extinction” of the Christian community in Iraq. Working to turn the tide, CSI is launching “Save Iraqi Christians,” a movement calling for greater action against the crisis facing Christians in Iraq. CSI is also providing emergency humanitarian aid, including food and basic items, but physical protection is a must.