Friday, November 05, 2010
Al Qaeda Group Promises Attacks on Iraqi Christians
The group warned Wednesday that all Christians in the Middle East are being considered "legitimate targets" after a two-day deadline expired for Egypt's Coptic church to free women allegedly held for converting to Islam.
"All Christian centers, organizations and institutions, leaders and followers, are legitimate targets for Mujahdeen (holy Muslim warriors) wherever they can reach them," the Islamic State of Iraq said in a statement posted late Tuesday on militant Web sites.
The threat came after the terrorist group attacked a church in Baghdad killing 58 people and wounding at least 80 others. Read more