Convert or die, says Shia leader to Iraqi Christians

Dozens of Iraqi Christian families filed a lawsuit against the head of the Iraq’s Shia Waqf (Iraqi Shia Endowment Fund), Sheikh Alaa al-Moussawi, on charges of incitement against Christians.

Al-Moussawi, who is in charge of the body which maintains all of the Shia holy sites, including mosques, Huseiniyas and schools, sparked anger as he declared Christians to be “infidels” during a speech in southern Iraq, according to local media.
Al-Moussawi, described the Christians as “infidels and polytheists” and stressed the need for “jihad” against them.

Many have accused him of imitating the rhetoric of Islamic State (IS) militants by stating Iraqi Christians must either convert to Shia Islam, pay a religious tax known as a jizya tax, or be killed.

  • Starlord

    Once again why? Why hate and why do you need people to convert? Are they harming you or threaten your way of life? Oh, I get it. If there are options your worried people might leave… so eliminate all options…

    • Islam is a murder cult this is normal for its adherents.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And boy, we really need to get that Assad guy out of power in Syria, don’t we?

    • Because Islam is intolerant.

  • tom_billesley

    To the chagrin of apologists, the leopard’s spots are dark and deep.

    • Islam is murder.

    • Watchman

      Don’t worry, the apologists will claim that islam is not a monolithic religion, and not all imams are like that (just the ones that aren’t performing the divinely sanctioned rituals that the Shia know as takkiya).

  • Spatchcocked

    His remarks were taken out of context……which happens every single time they get caught with solid evidence of their hatred.

    It’s amazing to what lengths the infidel will go to demean them….

  • No one puts that choice to that @$$-clown.

  • Barrington Minge

    Who gave this peice of turd the right to decide who lives and who dies?