SWC Mourns Victims of Church Carnage that left over 100 dead and wounded

Simon Wiesenthal Center Mourns Victims of Church Carnage that left over 100 dead and wounded;
 Bemoans Global Silence at Unprecedented Attack

November 1, 2010--The Simon Wiesenthal Center is outraged by the carnage of Christians at Sunday prayers at a Baghdad church who were targeted by Islamic terrorists who called the Catholic Church, a “den of idolatry.”

“We are stunned by the barbarity of this onslaught. We share the grief of the survivors, the families of victims, and our many friends in Christian communities worldwide,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Assistant Dean of the Center. “But we are also outraged by the indifference of the international community. The only thing more outrageous than the systematic slaughter of families gathered in their place of worship is the overwhelming silence at this heinous act.

According to the group’s website, the terrorists were infuriated over the alleged actions of Egyptian Copts on behalf of two women who had converted to Christianity, and said it lit the fuse for a campaign against Iraqi Christians.  

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