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Another Iraqi Christian shot in Mosul

Catholic World News - January 17, 2011

A Christian doctor in Mosul was shot a point-blank range on January 15, in the latest of a series of targeted attacks on Iraqi Christians.

Dr. Nuyia Youssif Nuyia, a prominent cardiologist and the father of 4 children and a faithful Chaldean Catholic, was shot by gunmen who burst into his medical clinic. Surprisingly, he survived, although he was seriously wounded.

An Iraqi Christian group released a statement complaining of the lack of support from Western countries for efforts to provide security to the religious minority in Iraq. The group charged that "the West denies its Christian roots and is indifferent to all religions," adding that Western observers fail to recognize that "in these Muslim countries 'democracy' means 'chaos.'"

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jan. 17, 2011 6:53 PM ET USA

    These Iraqi Christians are exactly right. We see no news coverage of the atrocities committed against Christians in Iraq. No one took umbrage when George Bush recently said that Iraq was better off now than before we invaded. Better off for who? Certainly not the Christians.

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