Sunday, October 17, 2004
I'm sure by now you must have heard of the bomb attacks in Baghdad on five Iraqi churches this morning. I am disgusted. We're only two days in to Ramadan and this is how my "Muslim brothers" have chosen to greet our Christian neighbours on the arrival of the holy month. When I was growing up, the tradition used to be that during Ramadan everyone would send a dish of food to their neighbours. I liked that better. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to all those affected by this.
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I couldn't agree with you more Natasha. I have enjoyed countless iftars with my many Christian friends from Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon. The church attacks yesterday are a slap in the face of all the Christians and Muslim Arabs who have lived so comfortably with each other. More Iraqi Christians will leave Iraq after this incident, and if things keep going this way I fear this community, with such deep and historic roots in the land, will no longer exist there.
I hope hope hope that Muslim Arabs will stand up against this and give confidence to the Christians that they will be protected.
Sorry Chan'ad, but I just gotta do it cause what's right is right. The following are the words of an Iraqi Christian who is aware her words are being posted here; please put the word out for people of all religious faiths to demand an end to this terror.
"here we go
idiot muslims attaking 5 churches in baghdad yesteday killing tent of people on the first day of ramadan
they are forcing us to wear the scarf or the vail on our heads in AL mosel state and forcing others to leave there places.
they are killing us we are the manority in iraq we are only 700,000 christians in iraq afte we were the original owners of iraq before islam invated us .
45000 people left iraq since the last attak in iraq for the churches
and today another attack and every day there is many attakes against christians in iraq forcing them to be muslim or get killed
we need help here
no body know about that
no body here about that
we need help
please yor voice to help the christians of iraq and to protect us"
"Thank you so much for your trying to help I appreciate that I know we are individuals and can't do nothing and as I see how Bush raised his voice asking to creat organizations watch those who are attacking the jewish and sam's people which is some thing very good maybe we need the same thing in middle east for the christian because we are the minority there and we don't have our rights aspecially now I mean when saddam was on control the satuation for christians was better because he used to know how to control these bad people is his way I do't say he is right but at least they were scare of him to attack the christians but now they are even forcing us to become muslims and i don't say all of them I am talking about a lot of exstreamest muslims and we have no chance it's iether die or become muslms and a lot of us will choose to die but not to convert to be muslims
please all what i need from you
you are the country that there goverment hear thier people voices
please send your voices to your goverment to protect us to do some thing to protect the minority in iraq we are totally been forgaton in iraq as minoraty no body talk about us they talk about kurdish and soni and shii people and how every party shouold get their rights but we are the weakest there and we only have jesus christ to protect us and our prayers please your voice in the states requesting to protect us and to stop the extream muslims from forcing us to be muslims and to wear the vail and to feast ramadan they are forcing us to not wear our cross that i've always have it hanged in my neck
thanks again and god be with you
and may GOD Bless america and all people