Thursday, August 05, 2004

Christian Martyrdom in Iraq

Donald Sensing has a great post up on recent church bombings in Iraq. If you want to see the effect that Christian martyrdom can have on a nation, then keep your eye on the people of Iraq.

The post-Saddam period has seen a disheartening increase in violence against Iraqi christians. After Zeyad moved to Basrah, he talked about christian liquor store owners being targeted in the militant Shiite south. Muslims are not allowed to partake of wine or beer at all. Christians, like Jews, are simply encouraged not to drink to excess. Part of the Moral Muslim Majority was to speak against these christians profiting from peddling immorality to their Muslim brothers. Never mind that these Muslims liked having a beer after work of course.

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