If 58 mosques had been bombed in Iraq since 2004, every schoolchild in America and Europe would know about it, and be forced to attend mandatory seminars about “Islamophobia.” But this? You will only hear about this here.
“Coptic Human Rights Organization Condems [sic] Church Bombings in Iraq,” from AINA, July 25:
Cairo (AINA) — The Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights, based in Cairo, Egypt, has sent a letter to the Arab League, the Middle East Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches condemning the latest church bombings in Iraq. Since 2004 58 churches have been bombed in Iraq.
Here is the text of the letter:
To the Secretary-General of the Arab League, the Middle East Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches
Dr. D. Naguib Gibraeel, President of the Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights (EUHRO)
Do not Forsake the Christians of Iraq
Targeting of Christians in Al Hamdaniya district, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
The Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights condemns the targeting of Iraqi Christians in the village of Al Hamdaniya and the city of Mosul by attacking their churches and their property, thus endangering their lives and preventing them from practicing their faith.
This practice constitutes a serious violation to the human being’s right to life, safety, and the practice of his faith.
The EUHRO would like to draw the attention to the fact that this is not the first time that Christians in Iraq have been the victims to attacks. Last year already many of the Christians in Mosul were killed and forced to immigrate.
The EUHRO is deeply concerned about that the tragic conditions under which those inhabitants live. It should be noted that Al-Jazeera TV Channel has broadcasted today many scenes of anxiety, and fear and terror experienced by the Christians of Mosul and Hamdaniya which requires from the international organizations, the Arab League, the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches,to perform the duty assigned to them to protect the Christians of Iraq.
Dr. Naguib Gibraeel,
Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights