Holy Week is a time when Christians think of the crucifixion of Jesus. This year, they should also be meditating on another crucifixion: that of a 14-year-old boy, nailed to a cross by Islamists in Basra, Iraq, last October.
This diabolical crime was part of a campaign by jihadists to extinguish one of the most ancient Christian Churches in the world, that of the Assyrians, part of the Syrian Orthdox Church.
Since the invasion of Iraq, Muslim militants have bombed 28 churches and murdered hundreds of Christians. Last October Islamists beheaded a priest in Mosul as well in revenge for the Pope’s remarks about Islam at Regensburg.
Is there no end to the depravity of these foul Islamists?