November 17, 2010

Iraqi Christians - Who is behind their Massacre & Exodus ?

I said it on Twitter and will repeat it again here - You can't divorce the death sentence issued against Tariq Aziz - an Iraqi Christian and FM under Saddam Hussein and the latest spate of violence and murder committed against Iraqi Christians.

In Baghdad - the blame is laid on Al-Qaeda. In the following article, you will see for yourselves who Al-Qaeda Iraq is. Iraqi Christians in Baghdad also point the finger to Jaysh Al-Mahdi of Muqtada Al-Sadr. (article here)

In the North, in Mosul in particular there's a massive exodus of Iraqi Christians, either outside the country or to the outskirts of the Nineveh province. Hundreds of Iraqi Christians have closed down their businesses and are living in rented Churches, in dire conditions.

Information that I've been receiving lay the blame on the Iraqi forces (loyal to Maliki and the Shiite parties) and the Kurdish militia called the Peshmergas.

Below is an email I just received regarding the massacre of Iraqi Christians in Baghdad. Read it till the end.


Ibrahim Ebeid , Iraq Palestine Committee

November 14, 2010

Iraq, known in history as the Cradle of Civilization, never knew terrorism. Security, progress and pursuit of happiness were enjoyed by all its citizens and residents until the Cradle of Civilization was invaded and occupied by the dual occupiers of the odd couple, the United States and Iran. Their intent was to weaken Iraq, rip it apart, and to destroy it. They would not be content until they eradicated Iraq’s Arab identity and stole its wealth as spoils of war.

The chief terrorists, Maliki, his Dawa Party, the Badr Brigades, the Supreme Islamic Council of Hakim and others were trained and financed by Iran and installed as “rulers in the “Green Zone” by the United States. They and their sectarian militias are behind the mass murder that is occurring in Iraq on a daily basis.

The attack on the Lady of Salvation Church was designed and executed by Maliki and Iran. A reputable source, Munathamat Al-Rasd wal Maloomat Al-Wataniah, an Iraqi monitoring intelligence organization, informed The Iraq Palestine Committee with the following information:

Murtaza Kashmiri , a high ranking commander in the Iranian Itlaat planned and supervised the criminal attack on the church in Baghdad with the approval and blessing of Maliki’s office headed by Sadeq Al-Rikabi a close confidant of Maliki.

Al-Rikabi is a long time Itlaat agent who was recruited in 1986, his code name Abou Jaafar al Iraqi. He took part with Dawa Party in bombing and blowing up the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut on December 15, 1981.

Seven people were recruited to commit the crime; two of them knew about the plot between Itlaat and Maliki, while the others only knew that they were going to participate in a “jihadi” mission. All of them were salafis, fundamentalists, close to al Qaeda operating in Chechnya. Only the leaders of the group, Ahmed al-Shishani and Sibghatullah, fought in Afghanistan and Iraq with al Qaeda, which is financed by Iran.

The terrorists were instructed to attack a church. They were given a cell phone number to contact, supposedly belongs to the Ministry of the Interior and were told to speak classical Arabic demanding the release of prisoners in Egypt. The phone number was that of Baghdadia Television, belonging to Awn al-Khoshlook. For this agreement, al-Baghdadia was paid $150,000. The coordinator was Abdul Hameed al-Saleh who received $30,000 sent to his account in Damascus where he lives with his cousins.

One of the terrorist was instructed to blow himself up to make the operation a genuine terrorist act .The rest of the terrorists would have stayed three days in the church to conduct negotiations. But the order from Itlaat to al-Maliki was to eliminate all the terrorists immediately so none of the terrorists was allowed to exit alive.

I, Ibrahim Ebeid, a Christian Arab, lived and worked in Baghdad for a few years in the 1970s and visited Iraq before and after. I never witnessed or experienced any discrimination of any kind or heard of any indiscriminate killing under the Ba’ath. All religions were treated equally. Saddam Hussein helped finance the building of churches, as well as maintaining and renovating them. Christians were part of the fabric of Iraq, They held high jobs; they served in the Armed forces; they were pilots, engineers, doctors, and educators, who participated in building Iraq until the Americans and the Persians invaded the nation. They spread terrorism and destruction. Not only Christians are under attack, all Iraqis are. Bombs fall on civilians while mosques and other places of worship are being blown up. Terror is all over, conducted by the militias and gangs of the sectarian government and parties that the US and Iran support.

Mr. Obama is not serious about ending the war in Iraq. He continues to support the sectarian terrorist regime of Maliki and others who were created by Iran. More than 50,000 US troops and 100,000 mercenaries are still terrorizing the people of Iraq. The war has not ended.

If Mr. Obama is concerned about the state of Iraq and wants the Iraqi people to enjoy democracy, security and prosperity, he should recognize that the Iraqi National Resistance is the one entity that is capable of achieving these goals, not the agents in the Green Zone.

Further Reading :

Ethnic Cleansing Driving Christians out of Iraq

Video Iraqi Christian Refugees continue to arrive in Turkey

4 Christians killed in Mosul as Exodus continues