Christians In The Middle East, Other Parts Of The World Writes GNN On How They Are Victims Of ISIS’ Genocide in Iraq and Syria

(Photo: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal) Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, seek refuge inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014. Iraqi Christian families sought sanctuary in the church after fleeing towns and villages to escape the advance of Islamic State militants.
(Photo: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)
Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, seek refuge inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014. Iraqi Christian families sought sanctuary in the church after fleeing towns and villages to escape the advance of Islamic State militants.

In their email (Tell the media to report on Christians Genocide)  to the Publisher of this website, the victims in their desperate state  called on this online newspaper to help them inform the world about their plight in those country where ISIS’ hostilities are taken place. See the communication below:

Dear Cholo,

The national news media are ignoring one of the the biggest global stories of our time!

Right now, Christians are being murdered in some of the most brutal and barbaric ways imaginable in the Middle East, Africa, and parts of South Asia:

Priests, nuns, women, men, and children are being targeted for their faith and slaughtered by the forces of ISIS in historical numbers.

Christians are being drowned in cages, beheaded, burned alive, and tortured. Their deaths are filmed and shared by ISIS as propaganda for recruitment.

Ancient Christian holy sites are being ransacked and demolished, while documents that date back to the Apostles are being destroyed.

Only a fraction of the millions of Christians that were spread throughout the Middle East just a few years ago remain today. Those who have not been murdered have been forced to flee their homes.

Cholo, the media are deliberately censoring this story! The Obama administration had to acknowledge this “legal definition” of genocide only after an act of Congress forced them to!

Since then, ABC, CBS, and NBC have barely touched the subject. When the networks do mention Christian persecution by ISIS, they refuse to call it genocide.

Cholo, we need your help to demand that the media report on this atrocity. The Media Research Center is leading a coalition with seventeen other groups to spread awareness of what is happening to Christians across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia at this very moment.

As always, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

David Martin

Executive Vice President

The email cop

Covey The Genocide

ISIS and allied groups have made it clear their goal is to purge the Middle East and the world of Christians.

The fight to protect Christians and other religious minorities from genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group has intensified, with the United Nations being called to take immediate action, the American Center for Law and Justice has confirmed.

In a letter thanking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for declaring the massacre against Christians in Iraq and Syria genocide, the ACLJ called on the U.S. to take several steps and advance the case at the U.N., by:

“1) pressing the United Nations to declare that the ongoing atrocities committed by the Islamic State and associate groups constitute genocide; 2) communicating with all appropriate offices of the United Nations to that end; and 3) doing everything in your power to mobilize the international community to take swift and decisive action.”

In its letter, the ACLJ describes how IS has killed both Christians and Yazidis by the thousands, and subjected thousands more to rape and enslavement, targeting their respective religions, and destroying their places of worship, livelihood, and homes.

The letter warns that the Christian population is rapidly decreasing in both Iraq and Syria, with followers of Christ often forced to choose between converting to Islam, paying a high protection tax called jizya, fleeing their ancient homelands, or facing death.

The conservative law group explained that its letter is aimed to spark discussion at June’s United Nations Human Rights Council session, where it hopes leading humanitarian authorities will take action to put an end to the ongoing genocide.

“As the time for the HRC’s meeting is rapidly approaching, it is important that the United States and Secretary Kerry act quickly and decisively in advancing at the United Nations the cause of those Christians targeted by ISIS. We are optimistic that they will do so,” the ACLJ added.

The organization previously said that it is pleased that the U.N. has taken some steps to address the genocide.

Earlier in May, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Jan Kubis, submitted a briefing to the Security Council condemning “in the strongest possible terms the continued killings, kidnapping, rape and torture of Iraqis by ISIL, which may constitute crimes against humanity, war crimes and even genocide.”

Kubis also urged the international community “to take steps to ensure the accountability of members of ISIL for the atrocious crimes they have perpetrated.”

The ACLJ said it would continue engaging with the U.N. through its affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), which holds special consultative status as an NGO.

It said that the establishment of in-region safe zones for victims is one sign of progress being made on the issue, but said that “much more work remains to be done.”

The ACLJ’s petition to defend Christians from genocide has reached 125,000 signatures.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.