Attacks Against Christians On The Rise In Iraq

12.26.13 | Bob Price

Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people.  In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Iraq's dwindling Christian community, which is estimated to number about 400,000 to 600,000 people, has been targeted by al-Qaida and other insurgents who see Christians as heretics. The Christmas Day attacks brought the total number of people killed so far this month in Iraq to 441. According to United Nations estimates, more than 8,000 people have been killed since the start of the year.