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Iraqi Christians flee in fear

2010年 12月 4日 Saturday - 02:10

Dec. 3 - Iraqi Christians are leaving their homeland in droves after threats by al Qaeda, which has declared Christians ''legitimate targets.'' Ian Lee reports.

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Our lady of celebration church in Baghdad riddled with bullets. Stands as a reminder of Christian hardships and a wrong. Outside pictures of two priests -- and last October's attack that's up 52 hostages and police killed. Inside blood and -- still stained ceiling over marble plaque bearing the victims' names that. Once numbering 750000. Kristen started fleeing after the 2003 invasion as the situation deteriorate but. Now al-Qaeda has declared open season on them saying they are all legitimate targets. Living in fear Christians like opinion mean Herremans condemned the lack of protection. I mean and in fact I'm. I'm sad I feel -- I'm not an Iraqi national I can't go out uncalled work in the normal way. We'd be living in fear especially off the recent attacks. Furthermore we've been attacked even when we're sitting in our houses. They'll staring -- us and this is something wrong but where is the government why has it been cited. -- -- would look that. Priests witnessing the large exodus urged Christians this day. The Vatican has recently taken a special interest in their plight -- rights groups say thirty to forty families still leave the country every day. The same groups also cite the lack of security while putting full blame on the government. I'm not that good. Beyond me. I think that no one can tell Christians not to leave. Because they don't have protection. -- in my opinion. I think that the government is unable to protect them especially in the areas in Baghdad and Mosul inoperable about drugs. With Christians constantly living under the threat of attack many wondered this ancient community in the cradle of civilization. Could someday be history. -- -- --

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Iraqi Christians flee in fear

2010年 12月 4日 Saturday - 02:10