It's a holy war. Like it or not. Christians have been under seige, under attack by al qaeda and pious Muslims groups. There are no Jews in Iraq - the Iraqi constitution forbids it. Want to see what the global jihad looks like, look at Iraq.
By Camilla Hall
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- A Chaldean Catholic archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq last month has been found dead, the information service of the Italian bishops' conference said.
The archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Faraj Rahho, was abducted on Feb. 29, the SIR service said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki had called for the release of the archbishop.
``Monsignor Rahho is dead. We found him lifeless near Mosul. His abductors buried him,'' SIR cited the auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni, as saying.
Chaldean Catholics make up the largest community of Christians in Iraq, Agence France-Presse said. There were as many as 800,000 in the country before the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, though many have been killed or kidnapped by Sunni and Shiite Islamists and criminal gangs since then, the news service said.
Pope Benedict XVI was ``deeply saddened'' by news of the death of the archbishop of Mosul, a Vatican spokesman told reporters today in Rome