"Iraqi forces backed by American soldiers raided one of the country's most important Sunni mosques as worshippers were leaving after Friday prayers---part of a crackdown on clerics opposed to the US-led attack on Fallujah. Witnesses said at least three people were killed and 40 arrested.
Congregants at the Abu Hanifa mosque said they heard explosions inside the building, apparently from stun grenades. Later, a reporter saw a computer and books, including a Quran, scattered on the floor of the imam's office near overturned furniture. US soliders were seen inside the mosque compound.
The mosque, built around the tomb of the founder of the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence, has stood for 1250 years....It is the most important Sunni mosque in Baghdad, and a site of pilgrimage for Muslims worldwide."
The question comes to mind....aren't we fighting for a free democracy in Iraq? Doesn't a free democracy include the freedom to worship as one chooses?
If George Bush's true but unstated goal in Iraq is to stamp out Islam, and convert Iraq into a Christian state, is violence, destruction and killing an effective way to attract followers to Christianity?
Or has Christianity returned to Crusade techniques of the Dark Ages?