Holy War: Iraq's Persecuted Christians

WHEN KEIS ISITFAN headed home from work one recent night, he had reason to watch his back. As a laundry worker for the U.S. embassy inside Baghdad's green zone, he risked being attacked by insurgents targeting Iraqis who work for the U.S. But there was another source of anxiety: Isitfan, 27, is a Christian and, like others of his faith, is facing growing hostility from hard-line Islamic groups who accuse Christians of being sympathetic to the Western occupiers.

As Isitfan was driving home on Sept. 7, his worst fears came true. After he left the green zone, two cars pulled up...

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