Thursday, August 4, 2011

Iraqi Christians Targeted in Church Bombing

I'm glad to hear that we still have brothers and sisters in Christ in Iraq. I thank them for the backbone they displayed as seen in this article and I pray that they will preach the gospel to the Muslims in Iraq!!!

8/2/2011 Iraq (AP) – A car bomb outside a Christian church wounded 23 people Tuesday as security forces found and disabled vehicles packed with explosives outside two other churches in northern Iraq.

The bombing and the two averted attacks in the northern city of Kirkuk signal continued violence against Iraqi Christians, nearly 1 million of whom have fled since the war began in 2003.

"The terrorists want to make us flee Iraq, but they will fail," said the Rev. Haithem Akram, the priest of one of the churches that was targeted.

"We are staying in our country. The Iraqi Christians are easy targets because they do not have militias to protect them. The terrorists want to terrorize us, but they will fail," he added.

Following the blast at the Syrian Catholic church, police discovered two more car bombs parked outside the Christian Anglican church and the Mar Gourgis church, both in downtown Kirkuk(Source).

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