April 04, 2007

The Sheer Monstrosity Defies Belief

If Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch, who have a reputation to lose, hadn't published this -- I hadn't. Why not? Because the sheer monstrosity of it defies belief.

Under the headline "We must not let this ancient Church slide into oblivion" about Iraq’s Assyrian Christians who are facing extinction, the Catholic Herald reports the following detail of the atrocities they are facing:
“When they cook a dish in the Middle East, it is traditional to put the meat on top of the rice when they serve it. They kidnapped a woman’s baby in Baghdad, a toddler, and because the mother was unable to pay the ransom, they returned her child – beheaded, roasted and served on a mound of rice.” The infant’s crime was to be an Assyrian, but this story, reported by the Barnabus Fund, went unnoticed in the West, like so many other horrific accounts of Christian persecution in Iraq.
It defies comment as well. Just two things: SHOULD this be true, then the silence of the West is as monstrous as the crime. And yes, the people who did it are the same who are keeping the blood libel alive and thriving.

I first intended to head this entry "Happy Passover", but it defies cynicism as well.

Hat tip: MNM!


allenhoward2000 said...

Dear Nora,

I thought I had sent this very story and link to your attention in response to your entry "Islam is Mercy" but apparently it was lost. I sought verification on the web but found zero. It recalled, to my eyes, the crazed tales of those evil Joooos bleeding some innocent Christian child for Passover Matzohs from the darkest days of Medieval Europe and I sought confirmation but none was found. I look forward to Mr Spencer's comments and hope you will update your readers should confirmation be received.

Yoel Natan said...

Of course it is not posted there. Many Webzines use the same web page over and over, and archive the old material as new comes in. Ergo, just search for the archived copy either at the Catholic Herald:
or else search Google News, Technorati, Google's Blog Search, etc. The story came up three times on Google News:
Assyrian International News Agency
Holy Smoke: The Christian Victims of Iraq

The_Editrix said...

Dear Allen and Yoel,

There is indeed only one source for the story, to which all the others go back. Since the pictures of those Pals brandishing the intestines of the two butchered Israeli soldiers in Ramallah with that orgiastic and orgasmic looks on their faces, no evil can shock me very much anymore, coming from them. However, if we accept each and every report at face value, we can as well stop doing research at all.

A simple "It is not past them" (even if it IS) is not enough.

At least that is what I think.