Christmas Now Official Holiday In Iraq

Posted by | December 25, 2008 10:00 | Filed under: Top Stories


The Iraqi government declared Christmas an official holiday for the first time this year.  Here’s how it went:

  • Thousands of Christians fled in the North to escape religious attacks.

  • In the Shiite neighborhood of Shula, a bombing outside a restaurant killed four and injured 25.

  • A pipeline was blown up in Kirkuk.

For Mariam Polis, who fled her home in Mosul a year ago after anti-Christian threats spread and two priests were killed, this Christmas was a day of bitterness.


“There’s not enough money, no house, no stability to prepare for Christmas Eve,” said the 55-year-old woman who now occupies a one-room clay house in the northern village of Ein Kawa. “It is better for us to die.”

So, how is this war working out again?

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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