Two more Christians have been murdered in Baghdad, as the campaign of violence against Iraq’s religious minority continues unabated.
The latest murders—of an elderly couple, who were stabbed by intruders who broke into their home—occurred on Sunday, December 5. A government spokesman said that the killers were “non-Iraqi” Arabs—hinting that they were foreign terrorists.
An estimated 500 Christian families are now leaving Baghdad and Mosul to seek temporary shelter in the northern region of Kurdistan. The Iraqi government has promised financial help to Christians who leave their homes, but has not been able to ensure security for those who remain in Iraq’s cities.