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Al Qaeda Storms Catholic Church

Nineteen dead. Weasel Zippers has the story:

Sorry libs, this has everything to do with Islam…
Security officials said the militants, who were allegedly linked to al-Qaida in Iraq, were on the phone with Iraqi authorities demanding the release of imprisoned female insurgents when security forces stormed the building.

The standoff began at dusk when the militants attacked the nearby Iraqi stock exchange, officials said. Police then chased the insurgents toward the Our Lady of Deliverance church – one of Baghdad’s main Catholic places of worship.
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Midday said...

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

As someone pointed out in the comments section of another website, the NY Times article doesn't mention that it was a Catholic church where the atrocity occurred. Even the word "Catholic" has been rendered unreadable in the lead photo (lead photo at the time I posted the link, anyway):

Midday said...

The NY Times article now allows that the attack was on a Catholic church.
For what it's worth.

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