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R...peaceful muslims?

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Submitted by Danish/American (United States), Oct 20, 2006 at 08:29

Here's peaceful for you R..this is from a reporter in my country who is NOT afraid of the insane muslims who DO kill in the name of Allah..her name is Michelle Malkin. Read it and see WHY we do not care for anyone in your faith.

Fasting from sunrise to sunset is a struggle for Muslims during this month of Ramadan. The month will present a more dangerous struggle for non-Muslims in Iraq, against whom Islamic terrorists promise to increase their violence.

On Thursday, October 12, Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan of Mosul, Saliba Chamoun, buried one of his priests, the latest victim of violence targeting Christians and other minorities in Iraq during Ramadan. Father Boulos Iskander had been kidnapped the previous Monday by an unknown Islamic extremist group. Family and church authorities negotiated with the abductors, who demanded $350,000 in ransom, but later promised to reduce the amount to $40,000 if Pope Benedict XVI's reference to historical Islamic violence was publicly condemned.

The ransom was raised and paid. St. Epharim's parishioners dutifully posted 30 large signs on walls around the city repudiating the Pope's statements. They awaited word of Fr. Iskander's promised release. On Wednesday in the Tahir City District, a mile from the Mosul city center, the priest's body was found. Fr. Iskander's severed head lay atop his chest. His severed arms and legs were placed around his head.

The same day as Fr. Iskander's kidnapping, the leader of the Mandaean religious community (followers of John the Baptist), Sheikh Raad Mutar Saleh, was assassinated in Suweira, 35 miles southeast of Baghdad.

...On October 4, an Assyrian Christian neighborhood in Camp Sara was devastated by a bomb that killed nine persons. The week before, two similar explosive devices were used in an attack on the Assyrian Cathedral of the Virgin Mary in Baghdad. Islamists also targeted a Dominican convent. Two days later, during the second week of Ramadan, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul was attacked. In the past two years, over 27 churches have been attacked or bombed...who in the Muslim community will call to end the violence against the others, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Mandaeans, Turkomen, Yazidis, and Shabak, whose blood is also flowing freely in Iraq?

...Western media outlets have been conditioned to call the Muslim month of fasting "the holy month of Ramadan." For many Iraqis, especially ethnic and religious minorities, Ramadan has been less than blessed this year. Murder, intimidation, rape, torture, and other forms of violence have increased during this "holy" month.
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