Tuesday, May 4, 2010

School buses bombed in Iraq

The bombing of school buses near Mosul on May 2nd has caused the Catholic Archbishop of Mossul to call for UN intervention to protect Christians in Iraq. “It is urgently necessary to have a United Nations intervention to protect Christians in Iraq” Bishop George Casmoussa, Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mossul. The Bishop spoke after a bomb attack on Sunday that killed four Christian students and injured 170.

The Bishop said, "The Christian community lives in fear. We are exhausted from continual violence, terror and insecurity. If this situation continues we can no longer live in this land, our beloved homeland.”

Earlier in the day more than 2,500 Christians from Hamdaniyah protested in the streets against the continuing attacks on innocent Christian civilians. Official the United States says that attacks on Christians in Iraq are "criminal" in nature and have nothing to do with persecution.

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