Roger L. Simon

Attack of the Religious Psycho Killers (UPDATED)

As a Jew, I have become, alas, inured to synagogue bombings (what? another one?), but the news of the attacks on churches in two Iraqi cities today I found strangely disconcerting, almost appalling:

A series of coordinated bombings targeted churches in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul during evening services Sunday, wounding at least 20 people in the first attacks on Christian places of worship in Iraq’s 15-month insurgency.

Do these people seriously want a religious war? Well, this group of “insurgents” obviously must. This will be an interesting test of mass Islamic opinion. If there is not a concerted outcry from the Islamic world against this, I don’t know what to say. We are in for a difficult next century.

UPDATE: Omar of Iraq the Model offers his views on the attack on the churches here.
Also please see the discussion at the Belmont Club.