Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Two Iraqi Christians Killed In Mosul

AsiaNews reports some sad news from Mosul:

Mosul (AsiaNews) - The Iraqi Christian community is again in the sights of Islamic fundamentalists in Mosul: today news came of the death of a 65-year-old doctor, Tariq Qattan, kidnapped recently by a terrorist group. AsiaNews sources say that his family had paid a ransom of 20,000 U.S. dollars. But it was not enough money to free Tariq Qattan, one of the many Christians kidnapped by fundamentalists for extortion.

Also in Mosul, two days ago - although the news has just been released today - another Christian, Nafi Haddad, was kidnapped and killed. It is not yet known whether or not a ransom was paid. Despite the small signs of improvement that seem to come from Iraq, the Christian community is still witnessing more violence: Mosul has long been the theater of a genuine slaughter, forcing more than two thirds of the faithful to flee elsewhere in search of safety.

This is reminder that the situation in Mosul hasn't improved much. It's business as usual for whomever is running the show in Mosul.

Labels: ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

 

<< Home