Gangs of Iraqi Jews Forcing Christians To Convert?
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  • Andy S

    As bad as our press is, it is hard to relate to that kind of propaganda. I am reminded of the civilian Okinawans during WWII — after the Americans had taken the island, thousands of them threw themselves off a cliff because they had been led to believe the Americans would commit the most horrible atrocities.

  • Richard F. Miller

    Walter: I’ve done two stints in Iraq as an embedded journalist. As a Jew, I sought out the remnants of the community for what I thought would be interesting interviews.

    It was a nice thought, but I couldn’t connect with any.

    In 2004, the estimated Jewish population in Iraq entire was an estimated 100 (down from 50,000 in 1900.)

    And the few remaining (there were ten or so rumored to be in Baghdad) weren’t talking, even to co-religionists traveling with those famously Philosemitic Americans.

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