Michael Totten

A Crime Against Iraqis

Omar at Iraq the Model has an anecdotal report on his country’s opinion of the bombing of four Christian churches over the weekend.

I’ve tried to ask as many Iraqis as I could about their feelings and all Iraqis I met showed anger, contempt and bitterness about what happened but noone gave signs of despair. I’ve watched many reactions on the internet and I found that many people considered what happened an aggression against Christians (and that this is what the terrorists want) while we in Iraq see it as a crime against Iraqis and this reaction is the last thing they want.

As much as these terrorists (not militants) try to make this into a religious war, they’re having a hard time making the rest of us think about it that way.