Fri, Nov 26, 2010 | The Dry Bones Blog | By Yaakov Kirschen
News For The Pope
CAMERA (The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) has just compiled a collection of reports on the ethnic cleansing of Middle East Christians. Here’s a sample:
Priest Wasseem Sabeeh was halfway through Sunday Mass, in Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, when an explosion shook the church. Suddenly men with guns yelling Islamic prayers burst into the church. They fired at the priests, congregants, even murals of Mary and the saints.
Some parishioners screamed and ran out. Sabeeh, 27, and another priest, Thaer Saadallah, 32, hastily directed dozens of others into a room near the altar, then turned to plead with the men in suicide vests to stop the killing.
They shot Sabeeh at point-blank range, then shot Saddallah in the face. He fell on the steps of the altar, his vestments stained with blood.
The story made it onto the Web site of the Christian Science Monitor, which on Nov. 10 quoted an Iraqi Christian who asked that his name not be used as saying: “What’s happening to us is what happened to the Jews.”
The church invasion in Baghdad and the ongoing exodus of Christians from Iraq is part of a terrible price ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East must pay for journalists, intellectuals and religious leaders in the West to come to their senses.
Read more here.