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Islamic State warns Iraqi Christians not to celebrate Christmas

December 23, 2015

The Islamic State has begun fresh attacks on Christian communities in northern Iraq, the AsiaNews service reports.

As Christmas approaches, Islamic extremists have warned Christians in the city of Mosul that they will not be allowed to celebrate Christmas because "they are heretics." In Kirkuk, Muslim militants attacked two Christian graveyards, desecrating tombs.

Iraqi Christians have vowed to celebrate Christmas, disregarding the warnings, AsiaNews reports. 


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