Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kidnapped Assyrian Priests not released

~from AINA

The kidnappers of two priests have not released their captives, as was reported earlier by AINA. An undisclosed ransom had been negotiated and agreed upon, but the kidnappers reneged on the agreement and are now demanding more money. Officials have indicated that negotiations with the kidnappers are ongoing.

The continued and increasing kidnapping of priests in Iraq, without any government intervention to investigate these occurrences nor have any steps been taken to identify those responsible, has led to the exodus of priests from Mosul and Baghdad and the hemorrhaging of the Assyrian Christian communities from these areas.

2 comments:

Tom in Vegas said...

For me it's incomprehensible the behavior of misanthropic, fanatical fundamentalists. These homicidal bedlamites should leave innocent people out of their world view.

I pray for those priests and their safe return. It's funny how you don't hear very often (if ever) about this kind of thing on CNN or even the Fox Network.

Tom

Argent said...

It's funny how you don't hear very often (if ever) about this kind of thing on CNN or even the Fox Network.

Yeah, isn't it amazing? NOT! The media filter is a very fine sieve. Do they even teach the word "objectivity" in journalism school these days?