Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda of Iraq Calls Pope 'Hallucinating Tyrant of the Vatican', Threatens 'Killing Sword'
Posted on 11/04/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT by NYer
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Catholic Online) - Catholics, other Christians, other people of faith and people of good throughout the world continue to mourn and reflect upon the brutal killing of Catholics at Holy Mass in Baghdad last Sunday. However, those associated with the Muslim extremists who perpetrated the evil act continue to spew their hateful and violent rhetoric. We are committed to updating our global readers on the unfolding danger that these threats portend against Catholics and other Christians. Serious times demand a serious response.
Asia News has provided excellent coverage of the massacre and its aftermath. On November 3, they filed this report: "The so-called 'War Department' of the 'Islamic State of Iraq' (ISI) al-Qaeda in Iraq issued a statement on the Web to announce that the passing of the deadline of its "ultimatum" to the Egyptian Coptic Church to release two Egyptian women, Camilia Cheh and Wafa Constantine, wives of Coptic priests, whom according to the terrorists are detained against their will in a convent after converting to Islam. Their conversion has been denied by all the Islamic religious authorities in Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood have harshly attacked the authors of the massacre in Baghdad. Al-Qaeda, however, confirms that all Christians and their churches have become "legitimate targets" of the terrorist group and are therefore are in danger. The message issued today by the Iraqi cell of al-Qaeda also makes explicit reference to the Vatican.'
"While confirming its desire to attack the Christians, the terrorists say they want to give one more chance to the Catholics of the Church of Rome. They claim that "the War Office of the Islamic State of Iraq announced that starting today all the churches and Christian organizations and their leaders are a legitimate target for mujahedeen.
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What is increasingly clear is that those behind the massacre of Catholics with their priests, during the celebration of Holy Mass at Our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad last Sunday, are not finished with their evil. We once again invite our readers around the world to pray for those who mourn, pray for the Pope, and pray for the conversion of the perpetrators of this evil. Serious times demand serious responses.
Soldiers of Allah killing immocent unarmed civilians who are attending church services. Allah must be proud of you gutless cowards.
I believe this is the church that was just a few doors down from the hotel I was living at in Baghdad. Not the first time tyhey have been attacked. What do the people that support the mposque at ground zero have to say about this?
Perhaps we should convert the sand to glass in Iran?
I can absolutely understand how the Crusades occurred.
It seems that Al-Q is ramping up for another round of terror, possibly far worse than their previous endeavors.
Islam . . . the peace loving religion.
Bombs made of skittles....
The same Pope who just told Israel to give all its land to the Arabs? That Pope?
How’s that working out for ya?
I’m surprised because most christians have fled iraq since 2003.
Does the Pope still think Iraq was an unjust war?
And here in the US they are trying to introduce shariah law and Americans don’t even get upset about it.
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