venerdì, novembre 04, 2011

 

Al Nujaifi: Attacks against Christians affect all Iraqis

By Al Sumaria, November 4, 2011

Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Ousama Al Nujaifi, assured on Wednesday that attacks against Christians were intended to tear the country apart and hinder the democratic process. For their part, Christians from Iraq and Lebanon called Iraqi government to ensure the right conditions for Iraqi Immigrants’ return.

“Attacks targeting Christians in Iraq were intended to tear the country apart disintegrate its social structure, attempt to spur discord and hinder the democratic process,” Al Nujaifi said in a statement issued by his office, which Alsumarianews received a copy of, following his meeting on Wednesday with a delegation of Christians in Iraq and Lebanon. “Targeting Christians affects all Iraqis without exceptions,” he pointed out.

“Iraq today requires cooperation, support and consolidation of historical bonds which has always united Iraqi people through better and worst,”
Al Nujaifi continued. “Iraqis have a strong will to rebuild their country but will never be able to achieve it without the unity of all its components and the return of Iraqi elites from abroad,” he added.

“The Christian delegation members stressed the necessity to draw back all Iraqis living abroad, including Christians, by ensuring them protection and providing them job opportunities,” the statement reported. “This is the government’s responsibility,” the statement added.

A senior Christian delegation landed in Iraq few days ago to mark the first anniversary of Our Lady of Salvation church on October 31, 2010 in Al Karrada District, central Baghdad. The delegation, headed by Syriac Catholic Patriarch Egnatios the third Younan, included Maronites Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Mar Beshara Boutros Rahi as well as a number of archbishops

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