"Our Lady of the Massacre"
"The October 31 attack on the Syriac Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, with 58 dead and many dozens wounded," recounted minute-by-minute by Sandro Magister and Marco Pedersini — In Baghdad, an Encore of "Murder in the Cathedral":
- The attackers were wearing explosive belts. They opened fire and threw grenades shouting, "You will all go to hell, but we to paradise. Allah is most great."
During the five hour attack, the terrorists prayed twice and recited the Qur'an as in a mosque.
They devastated the altar, used the crucifix for target practice, and terrorized the children simply because they were "infidels."