Iraqi Infidels being told to Convert or Die

by Infidelesto on July 26, 2007 · 1 comment

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Sad, yet not surprising. from the Washigton Times

Iraq’s outnumbered Christians and other religious minority groups are targets of a terror campaign and are facing a dire situation where killings and rapes have become the norm, a panel of witnesses testified yesterday on Capitol Hill.

In a hearing convened by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Canon Andrew White, vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, and four other panelists unfolded tales of horrors overtaking Christians, Yezidis (angel worshippers) and Mandaeans, members of a pacifist faith that follows the teachings of John the Baptist.
The situation is more than desperate,” said Mr. White, who described how Christians in Baghdad have been told to convert to Islam or be killed. Hundreds of those who could not afford to flee the country are living in churches without adequate food or water, he said.

“In the past month, 36 members of my own congregation have been kidnapped,” he said. “To date, only one has been returned.”
Iraq’s eight remaining Jews, now hiding in Baghdad, are “the oldest Jewish community in the world,” he said, referring to the 597 B.C. Babylonian conquest of ancient Judah that brought the Jews to the region as captives.

“The international community has done nothing to help these people,” Mr. White said, explaining that the group is trying to emigrate to an Iraqi Jewish enclave in the Netherlands, which won’t admit them.
Michael Youash, director of the Iraq Sustainable Democracy Project, called the situation “soft ethnic cleansing.” The “de-Christianization of Iraq” is not far off, he predicted, saying that Washington has refused to help Iraqi Christians, whose common faith with many Americans has made them loathed by Muslim radicals.

“The State Department just dismisses this as part of an overall conflict,” he said. “But Christians are being disproportionately targeted. The attacks are purely vindictive and vicious. They are meant to give a message.”Religious minorities have no militias to protect them, Mr. Youash said. “If someone attacks a Shi’ite, there are consequences. If someone attacks a Yezidi or a Mandaean, there are none.”

Pascale Warda, president of the Iraqi Women’s Center in Baghdad, said more than 30 churches have been destroyed; priests have been fatally shot, kidnapped and beheaded; a 14-year-old boy was crucified in Basra; and Baghdad’s once-famous Christian neighborhoods have been emptied of thousands of residents.

“That’s because of fatwas issued by Islamic fundamentalists who give them three choices,” she said. “Convert to Islam, pay the jizya [a tax imposed on non-Muslims] or leave with no personal possessions.”

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  • Kalashnikov

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    to practise my religion and wasn’t subjected to any harm. So it would be hypocritical and a rejection of the Messengers command to now, after the kind and good treatment extended to me to plot against them and seek to harm my fellow citizens. I could provide many evidences but the above one is sufficient. The Messenger also stressed the rights of the neighbour and good conduct, so therefore I always greet my neighbours with a smile and kind words and they likewise and all in all I consider myself to be an upstanding citizen, all because I follow the true Islam. Not the type of Islam that you depict on this despicable and vile website. It would have been much better if you had dispraised and campaigned against the evil terrorists and condemned what they claim represents Islam, instead of tarring us all with the same brush. Also instead of being amazed at the relative security you enjoy in your day to day lives, you should remember that empires and great nations rise and fall. You often use historical events to back up your articles so one would assume that your well versed in history or at least have some understanding of it. So you should take note of how many great nations have fallen over the past thousand years, do you really believe that America will remain as it is forever, greater nations have crumbled away as will America, be it in 30, 50, or 200 years or more than that or less. You and all these other sites dedicated to Slandering the Muslims and Islam are merely Ku Klax Klan rejects who spread their evil under the pretense that your fighting the good fight. You are fuelled by understandable anger and hatred, but your actions are unjustifiable and you’ve gone beyond the limits. You’re an impetuous bunch and for that reason you’ve declined to adhere to common sense, similar, in a way, to those whom you claim to be fighting, just as they followed what their souls suggested to them (revenge, etc) you likewise have done the same. You’ll no doubt unjustly persist upon your crimes, so I’ll be content with the knowledge that your efforts will amount to nothing, just as the KKK failed to wipe out the black people of America. Furthermore as a Muslim I believe that this world is for the disbelivers and the hereafter for the righteous, so with every hardship I encounter I know that it is from God and I hope that it expiates some of my sins, and with every blessing I know if is from God and with gratefulness hope for a reward. Whereas you are not content even though you may have been given good health and a family and wealth. Nor are you content with hardship when it reaches you, forgetting all the previous good you enjoyed and denying that any future good will reach you. A long letter no doubt, my closing advice to you, do not be short-sighted in life and ponder carefully before it’s too late.
    Good day.