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Christians targeted and killed in Iraq

By Greg Yoder and Carl Moeller

2/17/2010 Iraq (MNN) ― We begin today in Iraq where Christians are again being targeted.

According to President of Open Doors USA Carl Moeller, information is sketchy. “We’re not quite sure, but a number of Christians — at least six by our count — in the last two or three days have been killed by Muslims extremists in the Christian communities of Mosul.”

While Christians have been targeted before, Moeller is deeply concerned. “This seems to be — if I can say — almost the final push to see if they can rid Mosul of all of its ancient Christian community.”

Moeller says this could make the situation even worse because it was so blatant. “Many of these Christians were killed at the last checkpoint between Mosul and Kurdistan while Kurdish security and Arabic speaking militias watched.”

“It has become a nightmare,” says one Christian leader. “The security forces should not be standing by and watching. We hold them responsible, because they are supposed to be protecting us and protecting all Iraqis.”

Pray that God will protect Iraq’s remnant church in Iraq.

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