Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako says that Muslims in Iraq are mounting a “grass-roots revolt against terrorism, against violence.”
The Chaldean Patriarch told the AsiaNews service that ordinary
Muslims are rejecting extremism and offering public support to their
He cited the Christmas trees that were distributed
in Baghdad, the Muslims who attended Mass on Christmas Day, the massive
inter-faith celebration of New Year’s Day, and the public statements by
political leaders encouraging Christians to return to their homes after
the military offensive that drove out the Islamic State.
“It is possible to defeat those who seek death, destruction, emigration,” the Patriarch said.