NEWS STORY: Jews, Muslims, Christians seek to untangle divine intentions in Iraq crisis

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c. 1998 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _”Does the Messiah need a gas mask?”wondered Jerusalem writer Rolinda Shonwald, as she pondered the religious meaning of the current U.S. standoff with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. Just miles away, in West Bank Palestinian towns, fundamentalist Muslims urged Hussein to hit Israel with chemical weapons while in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish […]

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