Christian Family Stabbed at Home by Armed Group in Baghdad

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(Worthy News) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 9, 2018, a Christian family of three living in Baghdad was found dead in their home. An investigation showed that they had been stabbed to death the previous day by an armed group and their valuables were stolen. The victims are Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, his wife Shaza Malik, and his elderly mother Khairiya Dawood.

This is not an isolated tragedy. Attacks on Iraq’s Christian community have forced thousands from their homes. In particular, attacks on Christians in Baghdad have led so many to flee over the years that last summer eight churches closed their doors.

A doctor who worked in the same hospital as Dr. Hisham Shafiq told ICC in tears, “I cannot believe that he passed away in such a terrible way… I once heard Hisham say how people in his neighborhood are giving him hard times because they are trying to take his house and buy it. (I think) probably the killer was trying to threaten him and when Hisham recognized who he is, the killer decided to kill him and the rest of the family.” [ Source: Christian Headlines (Read More...) ]

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3 thoughts on “Christian Family Stabbed at Home by Armed Group in Baghdad

  1. It was hidden, but when you go to the source of this excerpt, it there. This is not about a Christian family. It is about a family that worshipped Mary. See:

    "Father Biyos Qasha of Baghdad Maryos Church told Rudaw, “This (attack) means that there is no place for Christians."

    Maryos Church translates into Church of Mary. That's not Christian (Christ following) it is a sect called "Marian" and was originally part of the eastern catholic church groups, now standard doctrine in all the Roman Catholic Churches too.

    No Protestant Christians have a sect allowing for the worship and/or "veneration" of Mary, esp not in a role called "Queen of Heaven" which is core to Mariolgists.

    If Worthy News has a place for News of persecution of non-Christian minority groups, this article might belong there. As it is, it doesn't belong in Christian Persecution. The Messianic brethren's doctrinal statements would all agree with this also, not only Protestant Christianity.

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