Monday, May 21, 2007

Is This GWB's Plan for Baghdad?

Perhaps "democracy" does not include certain types of people.

It has emerged, from what has been reported to AsiaNews, that the persecution is being carried out according to a well studied plan, quarter by quarter across the city. After Dora, Al-Baya’a, al-Thurat and al-Saydia, now it’s the turn of al-Habibia and al-Baladiyat. Those groups who subscribe to the “Islamic state in Iraq” are putting up posters which demand women wear the veil and distributing pamphlets imposing protection taxes on Christians.

“They use the same technique on each and every quarter – locals tell – soon they will begin to call house to house to sequester all our possessions”.

“The coalition and Iraqi forces are present on the round in these neighbourhoods – they lament – they can see what’s going on, but they refuse to get involved”. Thus many make the decision to leave their homes, packing their most precious belongings in cases and seeking refuge in those few Churches which are still open. But most are already full to capacity, forcing many families to live and sleep on the streets.

The "non-protected?"

Catholics and other Christians in Baghdad.

HT: Amy

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