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12 October 2006

Islamic Group Beheads Assyrian Priest, Crucifies 14 Year Old Boy in North Iraq

Mosul, Iraq (AINA) -- On Monday, October 9, a prominent Assyrian (also known as medium_iskander.jpgChaldean and Syriac) priest, Fr. Paulos Iskander (Paul Alexander), was kidnapped BY

by an unknown Islamic group. His ransom was posted at either $250,000 or $350,000. This group had demanded that signs be posted once again on his church apologizing for the Pope's remarks as a condition for negotiations to begin.

Father Alexander was beheaded on Wednesday.

An email from a priest in Sweden, Adris Hanna, describes the Muslim terror campaign against the Christians in Iraq:

The Syriac-Orhtodox priest Paulos Iskandar was kidnapped this Monday, October 9, and beheaded today Wednesday October 11.

The Bishop in Mosul wrote me an email tonight and told me that the funeral will be held in Mosul tomorrow.

Christians are living a terrified life in Mosul and Baghdad. Several priests have been kidnapped, girls are being raped and murdered and a couple of days ago a fourteen year old boy was crucified in the Christian neighborhood Albasra.

I have also spoken to a group of nuns that were robbed and treated brutally on their way between Baghdad to Amman in Jordan.

The murder of father Paulus is the final blow for Christians, and now only hell is expected for the Christians of Iraq.

We the oriental Christians in Sweden and the rest of the Western world must protest against the genocide. We must do what we can to stop the rape, threats, hatred, robberies, murders… We must do something.

These latest murders continue an escalating pattern (1, 2, 3) of attacks against Iraq's Christians. On October fourth a bomb ripped through an Assyrian neighorhood, killing 9 (AINA 10-11-2006).

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08:00 Posted in Real Islam | Permalink | Comments (18) |  Facebook |


I think that the way this article was written is pretty unfair. Seriously. You can't take an example of some mentally disturbed people and shine their sick light on Islam as a whole. It's not only unfair, it's irresponsible.

When you paint with such a broad brush you're going to piss off a lot of innocent people.

The murder of father Paulus was sic. But seriously... do you think this is somehow represented by Islam as a whole?

Posted by: Marcus Ray Scott | 12 October 2006

Doesn't that sound like a typical "apologist" right there.

Ya know, "Don't blame the whole on the actions of a few."

Well, it's no longer a "few." With crimes that are done under the banner of religion or while fueled with religious hatred continue to grow on a daily basis that arguement loses more and more credibility.

Sorry, doesn't fly.

Posted by: Egypeter | 13 October 2006

It is not only Muslim societies that have malevolency, but Indians, Christians and Buddhists have elements of it too.
Islam is not to blame for suicide bombings, The frequency of suicide terrorism is growing exponentially, motivated by a fusion of religious and political goals.

Islamic beliefs and devotion are not, in themselves, linked to support for such terrorism. Even though the 911 hijackers had "Muslim" identities, the terror they perpetrated cannot be labelled "Islamic terror", just as it would not be called "Jewish terror" if the perpetrators were Jews or "Christian terror" if they were Christians.

Posted by: Nigil Sloan | 13 October 2006

The term "Islamic terror" is quite a erroneous concept which contradicts Islam's message. That is because, the religion of Islam can by no means concur with terror. On the contrary, Muslims are responsible for preventing terrorist acts and bringing peace and justice to the world.

It is no doubt a legitimate right of Muslims to react against cruelty. However, these reactions should never turn into a blind hatred, an unjust enmity. God warns about this in the following verse: "... Do not let hatred for a people who debar you from the Masjid al-Haram incite you into going beyond the limits. Help each other to goodness and heedfulness. Do not help each other to wrongdoing and enmity. Heed God Allah (alone)..." (Surat al-Ma'ida: 2)

Posted by: An Islamic convert | 13 October 2006

I am an American journalist and author. In 1997, aged 49, after more than 30 years of research study, and life experience, I came into Islam. This decision reflected many issues in my life.

Islam has brought great peace and beauty to my life. As I have told others, the remainder of my years will be dedicated to service of Allah. I have personally pledged to do all I can to help rebuild the mosque of Bosnia and Kosova.

Posted by: Suleyman Ahmad | 13 October 2006

Our heartfelt wish as Muslims is for the anger and hatred on both sides to die down, for the bloodshed to stop and for peace to come to the Middle East, and the world.

We oppose both the Israeli killing of the innocent and the Palestinian bombing of innocent Israelis.

Posted by: Arkhee | 13 October 2006

* fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers, (altawba 9: 14)

**Then when the Sacred Months have passed, then kill the Mushrikûn wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, then leave their way free. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (see V.2:105) (altawba 9:19)

***Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (altawba 9: 29)

and more and more thats why we call it religen of peace

Posted by: ZACK | 13 October 2006

Let me see if I have this correct.

Terror and true Islam are supposedly incompatible. But many INCREDIBLY DEVOUT Muslims, who are scholars of the koran, derive from the teachings of Islam that if they use terror in the cause for Allah they will be rewarded with 72 cellestial virgins.

So the TERROR perpetrated, in the name of Islam, by people like Osama Bin Laden, Zawahiri, Zarqawi, or anyone else who butchers infidels, the actions of deviant or observant muslims? Are they muslims who've falsely followed the faith or are they ones who would be well pleased before Mohammed?

Is it possible they would say that it is you who are not the True Muslims?

So which one is it?

Posted by: Egypeter | 13 October 2006

Its a simple case of anyone who is of the muslim faith who commits an act of terror is therefore by defination "not a muslim".

You see 'egypeter', if it was for any other religion, the same rule does not apply, muslims like to use that for their own good, just to protect their evil faith.

Posted by: Jozka Morozov | 13 October 2006

The so-called "Jihad" Noble Verses came for specific times and places. They don't apply for all times and everybody! I can't slay you, a non-Muslim, just because you're not a Muslim. The pagan Arabs were very hostile people and only knew the sword as an answer. Many wars were imposed upon the Muslims, and thus, it is only normal and natural to find Noble Verses that deal with these specific hostile situations. But the Ultimate and Overall Message of the Noble Quran is PEACE, as clearly proven in the Noble Verses BELOW.

"Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, BUT DO NOT TRANSGRESS THE LIMITS; for God loveth not transgressors. (The Noble Quran, 2:190)"

"But if the enemy incline towards peace, DO THOU ALSO INCLINE TOWARDS PEACE, and trust in God: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things). (The Noble Quran, 8:61)"

"If thou dost stretch thy hand against me, to slay me, it is not for me to stretch my hand against thee to slay thee: for I do fear God, the cherisher of the worlds. (The Noble Quran, 5:28)"

"God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers. (The Noble Quran, 60:8)"

"And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for God. BUT IF THEY DESIST, LET THERE BE NO HOSTILITY except against wrongdoers. (The Noble Quran 2:193)"

"LET THERE BE NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION: Truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy handhold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. (The Noble Quran, 2:256)"

"Again and again will those who disbelieve, wish that they had bowed (to God's will) in Islam. Leave them alone, to enjoy (the good things of this life) and to please themselves: let (false) hope amuse them: soon will knowledge (undeceive them). (The Noble Quran, 15:2-3)"

"Say, 'The truth is from your Lord': Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it):......(The Noble Quran, 18:29)"

"If it had been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed,- all who are on earth! wilt thou then COMPEL mankind, against their will, to believe! (The Noble Quran, 10:99)"

"Say: 'Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger: but if ye turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and ye for that placed on you. If ye obey him, ye shall be on right guidance. The Messenger's duty is only to preach the clear (Message). (The Noble Quran, 24:54)"

"Say : O ye that reject Faith! I worship not that which ye worship, Nor will ye worship that which I worship. And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship, Nor will ye worship that which I worship. To you be your Way, and to me mine. (The Noble Quran, 109:1-6)"

Posted by: Quick Noble Verses that refute the terrorism LIE in Islam | 13 October 2006

[Quran 5:87] ... and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

What does bible say:.....
Kill Nonbelievers
They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

(2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)

Posted by: Quran and Bible compared : | 13 October 2006

(a) "Now therefore KILL every male among the little ones, and KILL every woman (female) that hath known man by lying (having sex) with him. "But keep ALIVE for yourselves all the GIRLS and all the women who are VIRGINS." NUMBERS 31:17-18 "And the Jews salvaged for themselves 32,000 virgins, verse 35; see also verse 40.

It's odd how one of the 10 Commandments says "Thou shalt not kill (or murder). (Exodus 20:13)", and yet, the bible ordered the killing of innocent children and non-virgin girls by the mass!

Posted by: HERE IS WHY WE CALL IT CHRISTIAN TERROR | 13 October 2006



Posted by: Rev. Michael White | 13 October 2006

At which point has someone here said that the Christian Church (since it's existance) has been perfect?

No one here, not a single muslim or non-Christian, has cared to condemn the killing and the on going persecution that goes on, instead they prefer to post links about the Bible where over time it has been countered by many Christian scholars yet they choose to bring it up to distract people from the real topic at hand, the Middle East going up in flames due to the actions of hundreds of millions of muslims who intend to kill anyone that gets in their way.

Shame on those who sit there and condone such barbaric crimes in Iraq (that goes for Europeans as well).

Posted by: Jozka Morozov | 13 October 2006

There is no verse in Quran that condones beheading, Muslims who behead are following Christian belief and they are astray heres my proof...

"And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. And the LORD said unto Moses, 'Take all the heads of the people and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.'" (Numbers 25:3-4, KJV)http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers%2025:3-4;&version=9;

And yes Jozka we expect you to adhere to, your book so Christians must be perfect;

Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:47-49 .......... .... check the christian site if you think I am mistaken ====>

Islam does not hold man to impossible standards like that. As as far as the bloodshed in Iraq, may I say that Sadaam was a horrible man and a bad Muslim, if he was Muslim at all. However there was no suide bombings in the history of Iraq until you Christians went there.

Posted by: Exchristian | 13 October 2006

Only perfect people can achieve paradise by Bible standards. Here is the verse that commands Christians to be perfect.

" target="_blank">http://bible.gospelcom.net/keyword/?search=BE%20PERFECT%20AS%20I%20AM%20PERFECT&version1=31&searchtype=any&wholewordsonly=yes>

Posted by: PERFECT | 13 October 2006

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