Monday, November 1, 2010

Baghdad Martyrs

"Ten hostages are believed to be among the dead, along with seven members of the Iraqi security forces and at least seven of the attackers, ... after Iraqi security forces stormed a Catholic church in central Baghdad to free dozens of hostages being held by gunmen" — Dozens Killed In Siege At Baghdad Church. "About 100 people were attending an evening Mass at Our Lady of Salvation when the gunmen moved in."

UPDATE: Far more were martyred — 42 Iraqi worshipers, 7 troops killed in church siege. Some images from the church before the assault, from Zinda Magazine ("Where Assyrians Get Their News") and elsewhere:

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

First Aziz, now this.

Who'd'a thunk there were Catholics in Iraq - a church which once prospered but has been decimated since the US invasion.

Wasn't Bush supposed to be a "crusader" and "theocrat"? Whoever sloganeers like that is an idiot.

That pig Woodrow Wilson must be proud of these developments.

6:45 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

A bad week for Catholics in Iraq. Right about Wilsonian legacy; he hated the Church.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Francis Xavier said...

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10:58 PM  
Blogger Francis Xavier said...

I think the two of you are too charitable; I can't conceive that Wilson, proud Ku Kluxer that he was, would have approved of having Rice and Powell in the cabinet.

8:42 PM  

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