Violence against Iraqi Christians following imam’s sermon
December 05, 2011
Following an imam’s sermon--described as “vitriolic” by AsiaNews--Islamist protestors destroyed dozens of liquor stores and other property owned by Christians in Zakho, a city of 200,000 in northern Iraq. The violence then spread to surrounding towns.
“The extremist crowd, chanted jihad, or holy war, and anti-Christian slogans,” a local source told AsiaNews.
- Zakho, Iraqi Islamic extremists attack Christian-owned shops and properties (AsiaNews)
- Muslim Kurds Attack Assyrian Businesses in North Iraq (AINA)
- 2011 Dohuk riots (Wikipedia)
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