UK Parliament recognises genocide in Middle East – Finally!

From Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) – 22nd April 2016.



The House of Commons has recognised Daesh (ISIS)’s attacks on Christians, Yazidis and other ethnic and religious minorities as Genocide. Many thanks to all of you who contacted your MP to raise awareness of this most-important issue.

Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of ACN (UK) welcomed the result of Wednesday’s vote, he said: “We are delighted by this result – as it should now lead to action for Christians and other persecuted minorities in the Middle East. Our project partners in the region say they often feel abandoned and forgotten by the West, we hope that this will lead to concrete steps being taken that will give them real hope amidst the ongoing turmoil.”

Daesh has declared its intent to both eradicate Yazidis from the region and to kill “the worshippers of the cross”.

Opening the debate in the house, MP Fiona Bruce referred to evidence from Yvette, a woman who had flown in from Syria to address parliamentarians at a meeting the evening before.

Mrs Bruce said that: “[Yvette] spoke of Christians being killed and tortured, and of children being beheaded in front of their parents.

“She showed us recent film footage of herself talking with mothers—more than one—who had seen their own children crucified.

Mrs Bruce also mentioned “the truly harrowing personal testimony” of 16-year-old Yazidi girl Ekhlas.

“She was seized by Daesh from her home, along with others from her community in Sinjar in northern Iraq. At the age of 15, she saw her father and brother killed in front of her. She told of how every girl in her community over eight, including herself, was imprisoned and raped. She spoke of witnessing her friends being raped and hearing their screams, and of seeing a girl aged nine being raped by so many men that she died.”

As much as mankind is capable of terrible acts of barbarism, we also have an enormous capacity for compassion. Your love and compassion enables ACN to provide vital aid and spiritual support to Christians and others who have suffered the most horrific treatment imaginable.

ACN funds over 140 emergency and pastoral projects in Syria and Iraq, prioritising pastoral help and emergency aid to refugee families in the Middle East.

ACN: “Thank YOU for helping your Brothers and Sisters in Christ – please continue to stand with them.”

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4 Responses to UK Parliament recognises genocide in Middle East – Finally!

  1. toadspittle says:

    “Daesh has declared its intent to both eradicate Yazidis from the region and to kill “the worshippers of the cross”.”
    Right – so let’s have none of this “…turn the other cheek,” nonsense.

    “…this will lead to concrete steps being taken..”
    Which will be to kill the people who want to kill “the worshippers of the cross,” first – before they kill us.
    They will understand that approach very well. Might not like it much. Too bad.
    …And so it goes.

  2. Robert says:

    Daesh. The Blood of martyrs is the seed of the Faith. This was the way that pagan Rome was conquered. Want to defeat Daesh? Our Lady Of the Rosary!

  3. Robert says:

    Also this Parliament isn’t Christian! It legalised Divorce, Abortion, Beastility. Its Laws have destroyed Families, kills embryos (children) and it would not be out of place in Sodom.

  4. kathleen says:

    Yes, recognised at last for what it is – genocide – a satanical plan aimed primarily to wipe out Christians from their homeland, but also the other minority religious groups of the ME and elsewhere. Time for every country and international organisation to call this mass slaughter and barbarity by its true name and take far greater measures to combat this terrible evil. Why have they waited so long?

    These Mohammedans who call themselves ‘Daesh’ claim they are following the orders of their so-called warmongering prophet who “lived by the sword” in like way! Is it any wonder how hundreds (or thousands according to some sources) of good Muslims, witnessing these unspeakable atrocities are leaving Islam, just as soon as they can get away from the hellhole of the war zones. Once they have their eyes opened to how their Islamic co-religionists (Daesh) are, in fact, repeating the crimes of The Prophet they come to realise the lie of this false religion. Most of these Muslims discover their home and the Truth in Christianity – Deo Gratias. Those under instruction requesting Baptism in many countries of Europe in large numbers are now mostly ex-Muslims!!

    “The WeAreN2016 Congress will take place in New York in April 27-30, bringing together experts and witnesses of the atrocities and exodus suffered by Christians and other religious minorities in Syria, Irak and Nigeria. They will be invited to speak in the United Nations headquarters in order to address the world”.

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