Iraqi Christians fear US troop withdrawal

“Under Saddam’s regime we had security but no freedom. Today we have freedom, but the problem is security,” said Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk at a recent press conference. Fearing a US troop withdrawal, and calling upon the international community to defend the human rights of Iraqi Christians, Archbishop Sako notes, “The Muslims are living as though in the seventh century, and that is a problem.”

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