Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Iraqi Christians Murdered

Saw a post on the Persecution Blog that I wanted to alert everyone about. The latest attack on Christians in Iraq happened on Nov. 22, 2010. It involved two Christian brothers who owned and ran a store. Their attackers burst into the store and shot both, Saad Hanna and Waad Hanna. Saad died a few hours later of his wounds and Waad died at the scene of the crime. In a totally separate incident, police found an older Christian woman strangled in her home the same day.

According to the Persecution Blog:

"This violent attack is the latest in a series of attacks on Iraqi Christians in recent years. In October 2008, more than a dozen Christians were killed in Mosul during a two-week period, and more than 2,000 families fled the city. The Christian community in Iraq is estimated at only 1.6 percent of Iraq’s population of about 29 million people, or about 464,000. Since 2003, Christian leaders, churches and businesses in Iraq have been frequent targets of attack by Islamic extremists. As a result, many believers have fled."

I'm sure the Christians in Iraq would like us to remember them in prayer. These deaths will surely have rattled many in the Christian community. May the Lord accomplish what He desires in this tough situation.

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