Skip to comments.Iraqi Christians put to the sword
Posted on 11/12/2010 8:26:21 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Unless told what to look for, the casual visitor to the once glamorous Baghdad thoroughfare that hugs the east bank of the Tigris would almost certainly pass them by. The Stars of David carved into the stonework of the low-slung buildings that line the alleyways of Abu Nuwas Street are little more than a curiosity these days a memento of a civilisation lost to the pages of history.
Judaism has a connection to Iraq that no other faith can match. The patriarch Abraham may well have been born there; the prophet Jonah reluctantly returned to foretell the destruction of Nineveh. Centuries later, the Bible tells us that the exiled Jewish people sat down by Babylon's rivers and wept for their homeland. Yet Jewish links to Iraq are far from ancient history.
In the 1920s, there were reckoned to have been 130,000 Jews in Baghdad, 40 per cent of the population. Today, after decades of persecution before and immediately after the creation of the state of Israel, there are no more than eight
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Interesting article. I was just wondering recently what had happened to Iraq’s Jewish population or if it had even had one in modern times. Very sad, and I think their fate is going to be shared by Christians in Iraq.
I will still never understand how the US could have had total control of the process in Iraq and yet have allowed them to put in a constitution that gives primacy to Islam. It automatically makes non-Muslims irrelevant and also makes control by one or another branch of Islam something that they are bound to fight over.
The Muslims have had their sectarian bombings and killings among themselves, and probably the only thing they can agree on is that they hate Christians and want them out of Iraq or converted to Islam. And we let it all happen.
I agree with you. Maybe someday Americans will wake up to the fact that this whole “War on Terror” has been a complete fraud.
I think Bush started off in the right direction, but he almost immediately backed off on the only thing that could have made the “War on Terror” successful: identifying Islam as the source of problem. Then the logical conclusion would have been to uproot or suppress it wherever we could, and to prevent it from having any influence in any place under our control (such as Iraq just after the war).
Until somebody is willing to publicly identify Islam itself as the cause, we will be wasting our time.
The U.S. military campaign in Iraq began in 1990 with Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm -- whose express stated purpose was to protect one of the most radical Islamic governments in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia) against one of the most tolerant (the Ba'athist regime of Saddam Hussein).
This whole thing has been a farce from the get-go.
Yes. Have we liberated Iraq to turn it into an Iranian colony?
One point. While Christianity might have a less ancient pedigree than Judaism in Iraq (for obvious reasons), the Chaldeans and Assyrians who follow the faith have been in Mesopotamia since at least the 7th century BC, making these communities the original inhabitants of Iraq.
The definition of genocide is not just the slaughter of a people because of their racial origin, it is any attempt to exterminate the presence of that community in their homeland. There is a real possibility that what is happening to the Christians in Iraq is the beginning of genocide...
I meant after 9/11. It sounded as if he was really going to do something, but he backed off on naming the enemy almost immediately, as soon as the first squeal came from CAIR and the Dems.