By: FA ME / Special Report
Writing again to report another crime committed against Iraqi Christians in their own land, but this time in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, when 2 families were attacked yesterday by unknown gunmen, and 3 people were killed in this attack.
According to a credible source in Kirkuk police, the attack was carefully planned against the two families in the city, resulted the death of one male and two females (Yousif Khoshaba) who inhabited the 1st of Huzayran Neighborhood, and the other two females (Muna Bana Dawood) and (Suzan Latief) who inhabited the area of “Domez”. In addition to the 3 victims, some other family members were injured during the attack and immediately were transferred to the hospital and they are in a stabilized condition now.
The local government of Kirkuk summoned the best of its investigators to find out who is behind this terrible attack! Worthy to mention that the city of Kirkuk now is dominated by Kurdish Militias, as well as some Police Forces whom were sent by central government to maintain security in this city which has seen many of recent ethnic tensions.
In the same time, others have analyzed the cause of these attacks due to some remarks of the Archbishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako, who did not promote the Autonomous Zone for Christians, and called for integration of Iraqi Christians inside the communities where they live together with other sects and religions: “A good thing for the Christian community of this country is to encourage national unity, democracy, peaceful coexistence, a pluralistic culture, mutual recognition as humans with dignity, as well as cooperation with everyone to build a better society based on the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms as guaranteed by the nation’s constitution and international law” Archbishop Louis said.
But the remarks of his Eminence, Archbishop Louis, don’t really solve the problem of Iraqi Christians. Since 2003 Iraqi Christians are becoming reachable targets, easy to be hunted, they have become preys for local and regional agendas that are trying to force them to leave their country. That is really what Mosques in Mosul were calling for during the campaign against Christians in 2008: “Don’t Buy or Sell for Christians, Their possessions will be yours once they leave the city!!” while others were justifying the blood of Christians, saying its “Halal” legitimate for everyone who wants to kill.
The bodies of the three Christians were buried this morning in Kirkuk, in Heart of Jesus Cathedral, many clergymen and officials participated in these ceremonies. The local government of Kirkuk denounced the terrible crime; the governor and the chief of Police have promised to bring the criminals to justice as soon as possible.