Friday, October 08, 2004

Bombing at the Ecumenical Patriarcate in Istanbul

A home-made bomb damaged the seat of the Orthodox Church in Istanbul overnight but no one was hurt in the explosion, Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.

This follows a protest earlier last month where 1,000 people demonstrated outside the building heeding calls by a Turkish ultra-nationalist movement and burning a puppet representing the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeus I.

Earlier I predicted that this very thing would set off a chain of events resulting in a global religious war. The jihadists failed this time but we know they are trying. And they like to revisit places where previous attacks failed. It is only a matter of time.

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