Christians of Iraq




Terrorist's Objective Is to Impede Reconstruction

BAGHDAD, Iraq, SEPT. 27, 2004 ( Nine Iraqi Chaldean Assyrians workers were killed in Baghdad on Monday, accused of being collaborators of the United States. Six of the workers were young Chaldean Christians.

The news was confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of the Chaldean Patriarchate, in statements onVatican Radio.

The prelate explained that, from his point of view, it was not an attack against Christians. "I think they were killed only because they were workers," he said to the papal broadcasting station.

"Many groups don't want anyone to work. But, how can people live without working?" the bishop asked.

The insecurity that reigns in the country is causing great anxiety. "People are afraid to go out and the number of those who go to Church is diminishing," he said.

"Some Churches have started catechetical activities; others have not for fear of having someone kidnapped. It is also difficult to gather young people. We'll see what happens with the schools, as classes have not yet started," he continued.

The Chaldean Church is working for the release of hostages in Iraq, in particular the two Italian women volunteers, who work assisting children in Baghdad, he said.

"Hundreds of people have been kidnapped for which they demand a ransom of between $10,000, to $20,000, to $50,000 per head," he concluded.

Last week in Mosul, terrorists kidnapped and decapitated another 30-year old Chaldean Christian, who managed a small gift and souvenir shop near the university.

Many Iraqi Christians speak foreign languages well, which is the reason why foreign businesses want to be associated with them, both for retail businesses as well as import/export enterprises, reported Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Since the official declaration of war a year and a half ago, more than 80 Christians have died at the hands of Muslim terrorists, 20 of them in September of this year, ACN reported.

The decapitation of two of the 20 was recorded on a cassette distributed in Mosul. In August, several churches and priests' residences were targets of attacks.



Who are the Christians of Iraq?

15 years Old Beheaded  Oct. 05, 04

Middle Eastern Christians Conference  Oct. 02, 04

Up Dated List of Assyrians Murdered  Oct. 05, 04

Middle Eastern Christians Conference   Oct. 02, 04

Reasons for the Exodus sep. 30, 04

Christian Exodus from Iraq  sep. 28, 04

Chaldean Patriarch helped the release of the Italian Hostages Sep. 28, 04

Nine Christians Killed in Baghdad  Sep.27, 04

Christians Fleeing to Syria   Sep.27, 04

Recent history of the Assyrians of Iraq  by Jonathan Eric Lewis

Iraq's persecuted Christians  Sep. 20, 04

The Looming Danger in Kirkuk  Sep. 17, 04

Kurds pour into Kirkuk sep., 15, 04

Two Assyrians beheaded in Baghdad  Sep. 15, 04

christians determent not to be driven out of Iraq  Sep., 14, 04

Adventist Church Attacked in Baghdad  Sep. 11, 04     

The Fate of Iraq's Christians    sep., 10, 04

Kurds Human Chess Game

Iraqi Christians seek sanctuary in ancient homeland   

Blast Hits Churches Across Iraq, 11 dead    Aug., 1, 04

Contributions to the Arab civilization

Children Murdered

Sisters Killed

Restoring the Past

The Last Assyrian

Languages provide a religious connection

Syriac Documents 

Uprooting of the Assyrians

No financial aid to the Christians.  

Christians leaving Iraq

British Parliament Debates the Assyrians of Iraq

Children kidnapped

Assyrians Fearing Persecution.

Kurds efforts to marginallize the Assyrians

Caught Between the Islamists and the Evangelists

Christians Asking for Protection

Iraqi Christians flee to Syria

Terrorists Blame the Crusaders

Iraq's Church Bombers vs. Prophet Muhammad

Faith Under Fire

Iraq's Disappearing Christians

Iraq Urges the Christians to Return Form Exile

Future of Iraq's Christians