Monday, December 20, 2010

Amnesty International calls on Iraqi govt to protect Christians

'Rights group Amnesty International on Monday called on Iraq's government to step up protection of Christians, after 44 worshippers were killed in a late October attack on a Baghdad church.

Amnesty "called on the Iraqi government to do more to protect the country's Christian minority from an expected spike in violent attacks as they prepare to celebrate Christmas," the rights group said in a statement.

"Attacks on Christians and their churches by armed groups have intensified in past weeks and have clearly included war crimes" Malcolm Smart, Amnesty's director for the Middle East and north Africa, said in the statement.

"We fear that militants are likely to attempt serious attacks against Christians during the Christmas period for maximum publicity and to embarrass the government," Smart said.'

8 comments :

Aton said...

"Heavy Metal in Baghdad"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC3icYwYstg&feature=player_embedded

Iraqi Mojo said...

Aton, I saw that documentary about the Iraqi heavy metal band last year. Very interesting. I'm glad they got to leave Iraq and it was good to see footage of them meeting Metallica in the US.

Dolly said...

Mojo listens only to Christian Rock

Iraqi Mojo said...

Iraqi Christians are Unforgiven.

I wouldn't call Metallica "Christian Rock", if you think all I listen to is Metallica.

Dolly said...

I listen to the Russian death metal band Merlin, with vocalist Mary Abaza, when I view photo galleries of dead & grieving Eyeraky Shee Ah

Iraqi Mojo said...

I listen to Dope's Sick when I think of the Sunni retards who mass murdered Iraqi Shia.

Maury said...

Check out Dolly's latest profile pic. Is that you in there Mojo?

Iraqi Mojo said...

LOL but yuck