A message from the Sabian Mandaean Association (thanks to Keith Roderick):
The Sabian MandÃ¦an Association has now been advised that Khairi Abdul Sattar Nasir (born 1951) and three (3) other MandÃ¦ans were killed by Muslims in Dawra, a suburb of Baghdad, on 2 April 2005 at about 1.00 p.m. The Sabian MandÃ¦an Association has been informed that Khairi Abdul Sattar Nasir was in his shop when two (2) car loads of Muslims armed with shotguns suddenly appeared. The Muslims sprayed Khairi Abdul Sattar Nasir’s shop with gunshots, killing him.
At the same time the Muslims also sprayed with gunfire the shops of Khairi Abdul Sattar Nasir’s three (3) MandÃ¦an neighbours, also killing them. Having murdered the four (4) MandÃ¦ans the Muslims immediately sped away. The fact that the Muslims at once departed demonstrates the Islamic purely theological motivation for the murders as no robbery took place. The Sabian MandÃ¦an Association has been informed that Khairi Abdul Sattar Nasir’s daughter who was assisting him in his shop had left the shop for ten (10) minutes and returned to find her father dead as a result of the gunshot wounds inflicted upon him by the Muslims.
The Sabian MandÃ¦an Association has been informed that Khairi Abdul Sattar Nasir’s daughter was severely traumatised and continues to suffer as a result of this Islamic action. This latest incident illustrates once again the plight of MandÃ¦ans in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein was a cruel tyrant but he was not an Islamist fanatic and his regime did impose some restraint upon the Muslims. Unfortunately, that restraint was removed by the invasion…