Sunday, April 22, 2007

Egypt's president : “not a civil or sectarian war.”

Gunmen execute 23 from tiny sect in northern Iraq in apparent revenge attack .

BAGHDAD – Gunmen in northern Iraq stopped a bus filled with Christians and members of a tiny Kurdish religious sect, police said, separating out the groups and taking 23 of the passengers away to be shot.

Police said the execution-style killings of the Yazidis – a primarily Kurdish sect that worships an angel figure considered to be the devil by some Muslims and Christians – appeared to be in response to the stoning death of a Yazidi woman who had recently converted to Islam.

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