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Iraq's Christmas Spirit: Fear (persecution)
Iraq
December 2004
Only a few Iraqi Christians showed up to celebrate Mass in Baghdad's churches on Saturday because of fears that Islamic militants could launch attacks to coincide with the holiday.
459 posted on 12/27/2004 2:42:40 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Scared Pakistani Christians Avoid Church (Religion of Peace alert)
Pakistan
December 2002
Two assailants in burqas--the all-encompassing garment worn by women in some Islamic countries--burst into the white cement church Dec. 25, tossing grenades at about 40 worshippers. Four days later, blood still stained the church floors and walls.
460 posted on 12/27/2004 2:59:34 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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