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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Iraqi Jews in grave danger: Thanks to Wikileaks

*cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita*

Congratulations, Julian Assange! In your zeal to prove to the world what a principled 'freedom of speech' advocate (*cough*) you are, you have endangered innocent peoples' lives - again!

From Vinienco:
Tiny Jewish Community in Iraq Encouraged to Leave after WikiLeaks Expose’

8 October 2011

An Anglican priest here says he’s working with the U.S. Embassy to persuade the handful of Jews who still live in Baghdad to leave because their names have appeared in cables published last month by WikiLeaks.

The Rev. Canon Andrew White said he first approached members of the Jewish community about what he felt was the danger they faced after a news story was published last month that made reference to the cables.

“The U.S. Embassy is desperately trying to get them out,” White said. So far, however, only one, a regular confidante of the U.S. Embassy, according to the cables, had expressed interest in emigrating to the United States.

“Most want to stay,” White said. “The older ones are refusing to leave. They say: ‘We’re Iraqis. Why should we go? If they kill us, we will die here.’”...

There is much more here.

Shame on you, Assange and Wikileaks.