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Muslims Begin Ethnic Cleansing

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by Chin, May 25, 2007.

  1. Chin

    Chin New Member

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    Where is the outrage? Oh yeah, they're Christians. Mah Bad!?! :confused:

    Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007
    WASHINGTON -- A group of armed Muslims set fire to St. George's Assyrian Church in the Dora neighborhood of Baghdad last week, completing decimating what remained of a church already hit by a deadly fire-bombing in October 2004.
    "The bombing of St. George's Church should leave no doubt in anyone's mind that a process of ethnic cleansing has begun," the Rev. Dr. Keith Roderick of Christian Solidarity International told NewsMax.
    "Unfortunately, the United States has put very little pressure on the Iraqi government to establish, as guaranteed by provisions in the Iraqi constitution, an autonomous federal unit of self governance and security for these minorities," he added.
    Wednesday's attack is only the latest in a series of measures by Islamic militants aimed at forcing Christians to leave Iraq.
    "There are estimates that nearly 50 percent of the Christians of Iraq have been forced to flee into exile," Roderick said." It is lamentable that the international community and the U.S. have not treated this terrible human dilemma with an urgent response."
    Peter BetBasoo of the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) has been following closely the plight of his fellow Assyrians in Iraq.
    "Over the past 30 days, al-Qaida has moved into the Dora neighbood and started to collect the jizya [protection money]," he said. "They are telling the Assyrian families who remain in the area they must pay this protection money, or leave."
    The jizya, sometimes referred to as a "head tax" or a "poll tax," was established by the Quran on non-Muslims as a means of enforcing their submission to Muslim rule. Those who refused to pay the jizya were to be killed.
    The "Islamic State in Iraq," a Sunni insurgent governing council dominated by al-Qaida, recently appointed a local imam, Hatym al-Rizeq, as its "prince" for the al-Dora neighborhood. He began demanding that Christian Assyrians pay the protection tax last month.
    According to AINA, al-Qaida elements moved into the Dora area recently from al-Anbar povince, where they were fleeing the U.S. security sweep.
    The Dora neighborhood, some six miles southwest from central Baghdad, "seems to be abandoned by both Iraqi and Coalition" forces, AINA reported last month.
     
  2. Justinian

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    Hmmm

    ........Nevermind.
     
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    Everybody is killing everybody in Iraq. Every neighborhood is undergoing it's own ethnic cleansing - sometimes Shia, sometimes Sunni, sometimes Christian, sometimes Kurd...geez the country is in civil war and anarchy and the government has no power. Are you suggesting that the outrage be reserved for Christians?
     
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    Hmmm

    I always thought it was a risky, moreover stupid idea to put trust into the peacekeeping of the divided populous segments. If Bush wasn't a stupid NeoCon, he would have realized plainly it was far better to relocate the Sunnis in Iraq elsewhere. But he's a stupid Neocon who is paralyzed to think people will get along and everything will be good even though it goes against people's God given freedom.
     
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    If Bush wasn't a neocon he would have listened to expert advice and stayed out of Iraq in the first place. Bush Sr. knew better. Sadaam was the only thing capable of holding such a country together in the first place.
     
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    Funny, the Christians in IRaq were safe under Saddam's rule.
     
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    Where is the outrage over our alliance with Saudi Arabia? A country that arrests anyone who brings a Bible into their land and who executes anyone who converts to Christianity? Yet Bush just can't seem to get enough of his good buddies...
     
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    Excellent point.
     
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    Yes, strange indeed... That realization would make a thinking person start asking questions. If only Bush supporters would do so...
     
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    They're not allowed to.
     
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    There is another, less obvious, point to be made about the persecution of the Christians, the Mandinians, and other ethnic minorities - they are mostly middle class, educated, and have good prospects. Once the dust has settled in Iraq, who is going to fill their places? Is it going to be the Sunni or Shia working class, because most of the wealthy educated classed from the Islamic area have also fled if they could.

    Iraq is a mess, not just because America squandered the golden period imdiately after the war, but primarily because the Arab groups have such distain for each other that they would rather grind the country into the dust then work together. Unlike Northern Island or Cyrprus, the Iraq problems are not going to be solved by discussion or debate - only affirmative action by the Iraqi people will solve this crisis.
     
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    I Tip My Hat to The 2nd - 9th Posts

    After closely reading the above posts & quotes. I must agree with eac
    one of the posts. However most people (Especially Americans) need to
    understand that when we invaded Iraq we made matters worse. Those
    people was already involved in a Holy War that has been going on since
    the Babylon/Roman days, and I have to agree with coyote.

     
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