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Christians forced out of Baghdad district

Christians forced out of Baghdad district: "The U.S. military is trying to stop further neighborhood purges in the Iraq capital.
By Ned Parker
Times Staff Writer

June 27, 2007

BAGHDAD — The two men knocked on Abu Salam's door on a Friday morning. He was one of the last remaining Christians on his block.

'Peace be upon you,' they said, and Abu Salam, a man in his 50s, repeated the greeting.

The pair, one fat and the other thin, spoke politely. Both were cleanshaven and wore slacks and button-down shirts.

'You are now aware the neighborhood of Muwallamin belongs to the Islamic State of Iraq,' the bigger man said. 'We have three conditions you can accept: You can pay a tax, become a Muslim or you can leave your house and we will help you take out your furniture.

'We'll let you make up your mind."

4 ex-KBR workers sue, claim sex harassment | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

4 ex-KBR workers sue, claim sex harassment | Chron.com - Houston ChronicleFour women who worked for Houston-based Halliburton Co.'s former subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root have filed federal lawsuits against the companies, claiming they endured sexual harassment and, in two cases rape, while working in Iraq.

Attorneys say their clients encountered a sexually-charged atmosphere where women were repeatedly demeaned and solicited for sex despite reporting harassment to supervisors.

Will Only Muslims Enter the Paradise?

Will Only Muslims Enter the Paradise?: "إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَالَّذِينَ هَادُواْ وَالنَّصَارَى وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحاً فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
Lo! Those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans – whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does righteous deeds – surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. (Quran 2:62)"

American terror against people of Baquba.

U.S.-NATO terror In Afghanistan

Civilians Die In U.S.-NATO Air Assault In Afghanistan - washingtonpost.com"More than 100 people have been killed. But they weren't Taliban. The Taliban were far away from there," said Wali Khan, a member of parliament who represents the area. "The people are already unhappy with the government. But these kinds of killings of civilians will cause people to revolt against the government."

Another parliament member from Helmand, Mahmood Anwar, said that the death toll was close to 100 and that the dead included women and children. "Very few Taliban were killed," he said.