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Catholic Bishop Kidnapped in Mosul! (Per WMAL in DC)
WMAL | 1/17/2005 | Pyro7480

Posted on 01/17/2005 10:33:57 AM PST by Pyro7480

During the bottom-of-the-hour news break, it was announced that a Catholic bishop was kidnapped in Mosul.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bishop; catholic; chaldean; iraq; islam; koranimals; mosul; muslim; pope; religionofpeace; religionofpieces; terrorism; trop; vatican; waronterror; wot
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Pray!
1 posted on 01/17/2005 10:34:02 AM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480
Here is the link
2 posted on 01/17/2005 10:34:30 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: Pyro7480

Sadly, it's just a matter of time before the video shows up on ogrish.


3 posted on 01/17/2005 10:35:52 AM PST by G32
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; american colleen; ...

Urgent Catholic ping, especially to Siobhan, Dajjal, broadsword, and NYer!


4 posted on 01/17/2005 10:36:22 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: NYer

Catholic ping.

Prayers going out for the Archbishop.


5 posted on 01/17/2005 10:37:17 AM PST by Betis70 (I'm only Left Wing when I play hockey)
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; american colleen; ...

Urgent Catholic ping, especially to Siobhan, Dajjal, broadsword, and NYer


6 posted on 01/17/2005 10:37:43 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Pyro7480

More Religion of Evil at work! Gosh I just love those Muslims. They are so friendly. They'll even give you a shave while you are in captivity.


7 posted on 01/17/2005 10:38:11 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Pyro7480

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer

VATICAN CITY - A Roman Catholic archbishop in Mosul, Iraq (news - web sites), has been kidnapped, the Vatican (news - web sites) said Monday.



It identified the kidnapped man as Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, 66, of the Syrian Catholic Church, one of the branches of the Roman Catholic Church.


"The Holy See deplores in the firmest way such a terrorist act," a Vatican statement said, demanding that he be freed immediately.


According to reports from Baghdad, Casmoussa was walking in front of his church in Mosul's eastern neighborhood of Muhandeseen when he was abducted.


Mosul is a northern Iraqi city that in recent months has been a hotspot of violent insurgency.


The reason for the kidnapping was unclear, but Christians — tens of thousands of whom live in and around Mosul — have been subjected to attacks in the past.


Christians make up just 3 percent of Iraq's 26 million people. The major Christian groups in Iraq include Chaldean-Assyrians and Armenians. There are small numbers of Roman Catholics.


Officials estimate that as many as 15,000 Iraqi Christians have left the country since August, when four churches in Baghdad and one in Mosul were attacked in a coordinated series of car bombings. The attacks killed 12 people and injured 61 others.


Another church was bombed in Baghdad in September.


8 posted on 01/17/2005 10:38:22 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Pyro7480
Duck, all youse infidels!

First will come the lightning....

Then the appearance of St. Eggbert and the Swift Sword of Retribution! Oh, woe to youse, you infidels.

Or. . . alternately, the pope could offer himself in exchange for the bishop. Then the pope could convert all the unbelievers to our side!

Betcha this is a catholic plan to take back the holy land!

Hail to the new Crusade!

9 posted on 01/17/2005 10:40:47 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: conservativecorner; 2banana; Alouette; Lazamataz; OldFriend; cake_crumb; NYer; Unicorn; ...

Religion of "Peace" ping!


10 posted on 01/17/2005 10:41:16 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Lazamataz
On Friday, a Vatican representative was just bitch-slapping Bush in public comment on the war and assurances the Vatican got from Bush saying we'd have been out in 2004 during meetings in late 2002.

You've gotta be careful what you say in front of the muslim fella's. They actually listen to what is said.............

11 posted on 01/17/2005 10:42:32 AM PST by blackdog (Demorat Politician = Those in power who manipulate tribal hatreds for personal gain.)
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To: Pyro7480

Okay, so they bomb our churches, and kidnap Christian leaders...and our soldiers are not allowed to bomb mosques?????????? Bombs AWAY!


12 posted on 01/17/2005 10:44:08 AM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Welcome to my addiction.)
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To: blackdog

As much as I don't like much of what the Vatican is doing these days, I hope this thread become an excuse for anti-Catholicism. I am not accusing you of it, but I can see where this can head.


13 posted on 01/17/2005 10:44:17 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Pyro7480

Oh no. This is terrible.


14 posted on 01/17/2005 10:44:35 AM PST by livius
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To: I'm ALL Right!

I agree. All bets are off. Bomb at will.


16 posted on 01/17/2005 10:45:55 AM PST by jbarkley (America's light doesn't flicker, Senator Edwards, some people just close their eyes.)
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To: Pyro7480

Prayers on the way for his quick and safe return. May the angels stand guard over him and protect him.


17 posted on 01/17/2005 10:46:38 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (George W. Bush -- The Terror of the Terrorists)
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To: Pyro7480

The religious war begins.


18 posted on 01/17/2005 10:48:04 AM PST by Raycpa (Alias, VRWC_minion,)
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To: Logic n' Reason

The holy land is free. Where were you?


19 posted on 01/17/2005 10:48:17 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: Pyro7480

The Catholic Bishops of Iraq have all been fairly supportive of the American et al. efforts in Iraq.


20 posted on 01/17/2005 10:48:22 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Pyro7480

So, will the islamotrash first call for a pullout of all Catholic "crusaders" or just behead the man on general principle?


21 posted on 01/17/2005 10:48:50 AM PST by Freebird Forever
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To: Pyro7480

I wonder if this is more Saudi 'insurgents' at work...


22 posted on 01/17/2005 10:49:49 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: bmwcyle

Part of the Holy Land is "governed" (if that's the right word) by the "Palestinian Authority".


23 posted on 01/17/2005 10:50:11 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: leadpenny
The reason for the kidnapping was unclear,

I am sure the reason is Bush's fault.

24 posted on 01/17/2005 10:50:21 AM PST by Raycpa (Alias, VRWC_minion,)
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To: Pyro7480

How 'bout this: The muzzies really should avoid p*ssing of the Catholic church. Its resources and connections are vast, and I'm betting it will go very badly for the kidnappers if they kill the good bishop.

I wish not ill on the bishop, as much as I'd like to see the church more firmly on our side.


25 posted on 01/17/2005 10:50:32 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Pyro7480

Prayer circle ping

26 posted on 01/17/2005 10:50:39 AM PST by Minnesocold ("It takes passion to hate President Bush, not knowledge.")
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To: BlessedBeGod

Also, pray that if he faces death, that he faces it like the martyrs of old.


27 posted on 01/17/2005 10:51:01 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Freebird Forever

Grrrrrrrrr.....


28 posted on 01/17/2005 10:51:09 AM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Pyro7480

Iraqi Christians were safer under Saddam than under Bush. Sorry to say that. In fact, we all would have been better off if Saddam went on to take Mecca right after Kuwait - women in Suadi Arabia would have ditched the burkha by now and have been allowed to become doctors and drive cars.


29 posted on 01/17/2005 10:51:56 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Pyro7480

They need to allow the christians to arm themselves, so the can protect their families etc. By they I mean the american forces in Iraq.


30 posted on 01/17/2005 10:51:58 AM PST by DodgeRam
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To: NYer
Revelation 20:4

I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

31 posted on 01/17/2005 10:52:15 AM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: Destro

PS: IF Saddam did take Saudi Arabia - or just kept Kuwait - he would have been pumping that oil in record numbers of barrels to pay off his debts.


32 posted on 01/17/2005 10:53:04 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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10,000 somewhat sober, armed IRA members are marching on Mosul as we speak!


:~)


34 posted on 01/17/2005 10:55:44 AM PST by MindBender26 (Having your own XM177 E2 means never having to say you are sorry......)
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To: Destro
Iraqi Christians were safer under Saddam than under Bush

Maybe they should vote for him as a write in.

36 posted on 01/17/2005 10:56:17 AM PST by Raycpa (Alias, VRWC_minion,)
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To: Destro

The Christian Church will only grow through martyrdom. That is a fact. Saddam's regime was a brief respite for Iraqi Christians, who before Saddam, suffered dhimmitude. Muslims have killed Christians since the beginning, so in any case, after Saddam, it would have continued.


37 posted on 01/17/2005 10:56:28 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Destro

I believe one of the Pope's concerns regarding the 2003 edition of the Iraq War was the risk of replacing Saddam's secular thugocracy with a Saudi or Iranian style of Islamic thugocracy. He never quite stated it that way, but that's what I saw reading between the lines.


38 posted on 01/17/2005 10:56:37 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Destro
Iraqi Christians were safer under Saddam than under Bush

Maybe they should vote for him as a write in.

39 posted on 01/17/2005 10:56:53 AM PST by Raycpa (Alias, VRWC_minion,)
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To: Pyro7480

Unreal. Just as you think these pigs can't sink any lower, they do. Bastards like them can not be reasoned with. They can only be killed so the rest of us can live in freedom and peace.

Equally sickening is the fact that the left will immediately criticise Bush for this, thereby playing right into the kidnappers hands. Why are people so stupid?


41 posted on 01/17/2005 10:59:54 AM PST by Trippin
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To: MindBender26
10,000 somewhat sober, armed IRA members are marching on Mosul as we speak!

The IRA are Marxists, so I don't think they really would care. Besides, I would rather have 10,000 armed-to-the-teeth Maltans for this. ;-)

42 posted on 01/17/2005 10:59:59 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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I agree. All bets are off. Bomb at will.

In fact, I say START with the mosques.

43 posted on 01/17/2005 11:03:27 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Pyro7480

Adding prayers!


44 posted on 01/17/2005 11:06:43 AM PST by netmilsmom (God send you a Blessed 2005!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

We must have been reading 'between' the same lines. I thought the same thing;in fact,until I read your post,I had believed that he had said it.


45 posted on 01/17/2005 11:12:09 AM PST by saradippity
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>>Iraqi Christians were safer under Saddam than under Bush.<<

Have you spoken to any of them??
Saddam's policies may have seemed to be friendly to Christians but I know Chaldean Catholics who are still missing family members from the time of Saddam.

I am one city north of Chaldean Central in Michigan. They celebrated the fall of Saddam and understand that their families are always in danger, just being Christian over there.


46 posted on 01/17/2005 11:13:16 AM PST by netmilsmom (God send you a Blessed 2005!)
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Oh no! He's dead, he has to be...the media will keep the whole thing quiet as usual.


47 posted on 01/17/2005 11:13:51 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Pyro7480
ROPSOP

Prayers going out.

48 posted on 01/17/2005 11:16:22 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Pyro7480
The Christian Church will only grow through martyrdom.

And, as much as I hate to say it, I don't see how the abductors can turn the Bishop loose without appearing weak to the Islamic world.

49 posted on 01/17/2005 11:16:48 AM PST by weenie (Islam is as "...dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog." -- Churchill)
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To: Pyro7480; leadpenny; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...

Last month, they blew up several churches in Iraq. Now, they kidnap Archbishop Casmoussa.

Please remember our catholic brethren in the Middle East who are constantly subjected to persecution.

Catholic Ping - please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


50 posted on 01/17/2005 11:22:03 AM PST by NYer ("In good times we enjoy faith, in bad times we exercise faith." ... Mother Angelica)
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