Thursday, July 13, 2006

Iraqi Christians Taking Refuge In Cemeteries

It's hard to leave your home and start a new life in a different city. It's even harder when you seek refuge in a cemetery. That's the status of some Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in Baghdad to more peaceful parts of the country, mainly Kurdistan. AFP reports:

(AFP) -- "We don't have any choice," says a squatter gesturing to the new home he has made for his family in a Christian cemetery in Iraqi Kurdistan, after fleeing violence-plagued Baghdad.

"We are afraid of the snakes and scorpions, especially with the children, but it's better than sleeping without a roof," says Imad Matti who has just moved his wife and children into the Inkawa necropolis outside the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil.

Iraq and the rest of the world are rightly worried about Shiite and Sunni Muslims forced to flee their homes around the country because of raging communal violence.

But the exodus of Christians from the capital, which Kurdish officials say has seen 70 families arrive in Inkawa in recent weeks, has not received the same attention.


I doubt this minority will get reasonable attention from the media. Such reports aren't interesting for readers of most media outlets. So, why bother report them regularly as it's the case with the conflict between Sunni and Shia. My respect to the media is decreasing by the day.

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Blogger Ash said...

Hi Faye,

Thanks for the news update. You really can't rely on the media these days.

Love Ash

7/15/2006 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...


We don't count for the media. That's the reality.

7/15/2006 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger gatorbait said...


A good bit of Western media despises Christianity and Christians. Yet another reason their plight is being rather studieously ignored.

7/16/2006 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...


They're interested in Christians when it comes to attacking them.

Remember a few months ago when hours and hours were devoted to promote the Da Vinci Code on TV? That's their type of unbiased reporting.

7/16/2006 07:02:00 PM  

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