Iraqi president: Christians are nation’s ‘original members’

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During a three-day visit to Egypt, Iraqi President Fuad Masum met with Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II and said that Christians are “original members” of Iraq, as manifested by various ancient monasteries.

Masum also said that the Islamic State, in addition to targeting Christians, has killed many Muslims and destroyed historic mosques, according to a Fides report.