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Iraq: Muslim School Teachers Accused of Instigating Youth Against Churches, Christians, and Christian-Owned Businesses

By SULAIMAN ALIKHAN and KAWAR BARWARI – “DUHOK, Iraqi Kurdistan — Fahmi Yusef Mansour is the owner of Iraq’s biggest beer supply in the village of Seji near Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Mansour’s beer storage was stormed and torched by an angry mob during the riots in the province earlier this month.

Following Friday sermons people in the cit of Zakho attacked liquor stores, massage parlors and hotels.

Mansour, a Christian, said he had received messages threatening to burn down his business. He said he had informed the local mayor and security officials about the threats, but was reassured that nothing would happen.

‘We also did not expect anything to happen because this is a Christian place and there are no Muslims,’ Mansour told Rudaw.

Mansour was in Dohuk the day his store was attacked. He rushed back and tried to protect his business with the help of some relatives carrying guns. According to Mansour around 2,000 people, the majority of them teenagers had attacked his beer storage.

Mansour believes some school teachers are responsible for instigating the young people against Christians.

‘Many teachers encourage student to oppose Christians and their places of worship,’ he said, adding that a number of teenage students had thrown stones at the local church.

Two students detained by the security forces have allegedly confessed that their teacher had incited them to attack the church.

‘This kind of culture did not exist in Kurdistan’s society and should not be allowed,’ said Mansour.

Mansour maintained that his businesses sustained approximately half a million dollars of losses in addition to US$ 300,000 stolen from his safe.

Liquor stores are mainly owned by Duhok province’s Christian families. According to Mansour the livelihood of around 500 Christian and Muslim families who rely on the liquor business was affected by the riots.

Mansour complained that some members of the region’s security forces harass businessmen and workers who transport beer through checkpoints.

‘This is not a nice thing at all because our work is legal and they (members of the security forces) do not have the right to do that,’ said Mansour.

Khalid Bozani, a Yazidi Kurd and owner of a bar in the city of Duhok told Rudaw that the riots in the province damaged his business by nearly US$350,000.

Bozani did not accuse any particular group of igniting the riots. But he said, ‘They were saboteurs and want to disrupt the situation.'” Source – Rudaw.

  1. 12/19/2011 at 8:22 AM

    People of every age group seem to have so much rage simmering inside. Just why is that?


  2. ICA
    12/19/2011 at 9:55 AM

    In this context, here are some of the things that they are being taught:

    Qur’an Sura 9:123, “O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty.”

    Qur’an Sura 5:80, “You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide [in Hell].”

    Qur’an Sura 3:10, “(As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least against Allah, and these it is who are the fuel of the fire [of Hell].”

    Qur’an Sura 5:51, “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”


  3. Why do I think anyone cares
    12/20/2011 at 11:25 PM

    Authorities should check out the Muslim school in Tulsa. It is radical to the max but the mosque is located there, too, so it would probably be a violation. The principal at the school is the one who said to kill all Christians and a non-radical Muslim spoke out and was abused and ended up filing a law suit. Those kids are mean, mean, mean to none Muslim kids. Why is anyone surprised when the USA gives people from the Middle East dual citizenship and they go back and forth as they desire. WHERE did all the 911 bombers live at one time, OKLAHOMA! It would behoove the government to check the many, many schools starting up all across the USA, and having a radical shite leader from Turkey as their founder.


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