Nahro Farid wrote this to me this morning: “They do this because they know they can get away with it. They know very well that their victims are Christians, thus they won’t
be punished. They would never do this to a Muslim shop owner.”
“Gunmen attack Assyrian-owned cafe in Bartella,” by Nahro Farid for Ishtar TV, May 21:
Bartella, Nineveh Plains – A small argument led to an all-out assault against a Christian cafe owner in the Assyrian town of Bartella on Saturday night.
Eyewitness described the terror that lasted almost an hour in the small town of 20,000, which began after an argument by a group of Muslim outsiders.
The group of people, who were believed to have come from a nearby village, were at the cafe to watch the European club football final match between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
The group left the cafe but to only return with guns and began to fire at all directions in Bartella. After entering the cafe, the gunmen began to destroy everything in the cafe.
No arrests have been made so far, and the police is [sic] not intending on opening a case.