Friday, December 10, 2010

Hundreds of Iraqi Christians attend mass 40 days after Church massacre

"Hundreds of Iraqi Christians attended mass under heavy security on Friday to mark 40 days since dozens of worshippers were killed in an Al-Qaeda siege that sparked an international outcry.

Teary-eyed parishioners, diplomats, and politicians gathered in the Sayidat al-Nejat (Our Lady of Salvation) Syriac Catholic church, seated on plastic garden chairs as priests read aloud the names of the 46 people who died, recited prayers and sang hymns.

Outside, dozens of armed soldiers, policemen and private security contractors stood guard as streets were closed off to vehicle traffic, and men and women alike were frisked on entry."

10 comments :

Iraqi Mojo said...

"Kuwaiti Human Rights Society chairman 'Ali Ahmad Al-Baghli criticized the Islamic world for banning the construction of non-Islamic houses of worship, in contrast to the Christian world's broad tolerance for Islam despite the killing of innocent Christians all over the world in Islam's name:"

Iraqi Mojo said...

"The Islamic centers and mosques on every corner and in every residential area in the Christian West and in Buddhist Asia, [starting with] the Islamic center in Rome that is located [only] hundreds of meters from the Vatican – the greatest bastion of the Christians – demonstrate Westerners' tolerance towards other religions, especially Islam. This is despite the fact that many [Muslim] believers have spilled innocent [Christian] blood in countries throughout the world."

Iraqi Mojo said...

Ali Ahmad Al-Baghli is a Shiite.

Anonymous said...

he's a shiite" wow! good to know! we care!

Iraqi Mojo said...

Really?

Iraqi Mojo said...

I was gonna say "Ali Ahmad Al-Baghli is a Shiite, but Mister Teabagger probably doesn't care."

Iraqi Mojo said...

The Sunni Arab rulers of Kuwait, the ones rescued by the US in 1991, don't care either.

Iraqi Mojo said...

People who can't tell the difference between Sunni and Shia are not paying attention. Or they could just be teabaggers. LOL

From a 2005 discussion on shiachat.com:

"The terror attacks that occurred in Kuwait this year have intensified the public debate in the country on the extremist nature of the school curricula and on the need for curricular reform. Kuwaiti educators and intellectuals claim that Kuwait's curricula include extremist messages encouraging terrorism, and that members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement who emigrated from Egypt to Kuwait played a central role in devising the country's Islamic education curricula.

Other educators, who occupy positions in the Kuwaiti Education Ministry, argued that blaming the Kuwaiti curricula for extremism and terrorism is not only false but is part of an overall attack on Islam.

At the center of this debate is the question whether the subject of Jihad should be part of the state Islamic education curricula, and the extent to which teaching it contributes to extremist ideology."

Iraqi Mojo said...

I wonder how many Americans don't know or don't care that Al Qaeda are Sunni extremists.

I wonder how many Tea Baggers don't know or don't care that Sistani says that Islam forbids suicide. I wonder how many Americans know who Sistani is.

2008: "A 36-year-old Kuwaiti man identified as Badr Mashal Al Harbi was honored in a post on a jihadi Internet forum for carrying out a suicide bombing in Iraq. The message about al Harbi's death was posted by an active member of the forum who calls himself Asad al Quqaz and accompanied by a picture of a man holding an infant. Al Harbi was a member of al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and had fought in Afghanistan in the past, said the post. He was known as Abu Omar al Harbi and had two wives and several children, according to the statement."

Dolly said...

I saw some mini movie on Sistani yesterday. First they showed Sistani's fatwa saying suicide is prohibited under all circumstances.
But then they showed some Iraqi follower of Sistani, who said that if Sistani were to declare jihad, then all of them would go, including conducting suicide ops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODOdTTntMF0