The persecution of Christians in Iraq has nearly accomplished its goal. From AINA, with thanks to DFS:
(AINA) — The Reverend Temathaus Eisha, pastor of the Church of St. Shimoni in the besieged1 Dora district of Baghdad, confirmed to ankawa.com that the information published about the forced displacement of Christian Assyrians from their homes in the district is accurate. He added that the conditions were horrible, especially in the Al-Ta’ma, Al-iskan, Al-mo’alimeen, Al-shurTa, Al-sitten, and Asia neighborhoods.
The three remaining neighborhoods that are relatively calm are Hai Al-athuriyeen (Assyrian quarter), Al-jim’iya, and Al-sihha.
The large-scale campaign consists of expelling all Christians, unless they convert to Islam or pay the jizya (AINA 4-17-2007, 3-18-2007), a “protection” tax demanded by the Koran, or leave their homes and belongings.
He added that the majority of Assyrians have abandoned these areas.