There is no Christmas for four year old Iraqi Adam Eashoue this year.
Adam was murdered while attending church in October this year, when extremists burst into the building. They killed two priests, took the congregation hostage and then murdered 50 of them, including Adam and his father.
A report yesterday said that, “… the bloodied hand prints of murdered members of the congregation remain on the walls [of the church], which are riddled with bullet holes.”
Amnesty International warns of increasing violence against Christians in Iraq. As a nation, we must condemn such violence. In Australia, our churches are preparing for the crowds who will attend Christmas services. We are fortunate to be free to choose to do so, and should continue to speak up for those who are not so fortunate, nor so free.
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