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US Says, Daesh is committing Genocide in Syria and Iraq.

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This declaration should be supported by all progressive humanity:

John Kerry: Isis is committing genocide in Syria and Iraq

The US secretary of state said extremist group is responsible for acts of genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims amid mounting global pressure.

John Kerry on Thursday declared that acts committed by Islamic State against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria are genocide.

The US secretary of state did not say how such a declaration would affect US involvement in areas controlled by Isis.

“My purpose in appearing before you today is to assert that in my judgment, Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control including Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims,” Kerry said, using an Arabic acronym for the extremist group. “Daesh is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions, in what it says, in what believes and in what it does.”

The announcement came amid mounting global pressure to declare the acts against Christians and other religious minorities as genocide.

The BBC reports:

Islamic State ‘committed genocide’, says US.

The US says the Islamic State (IS) group has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said IS was “genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions”.

He also said the group was responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing in areas it controls in Syria and Iraq.

“Naming these crimes is important, but what is essential is to stop them,” Mr Kerry said.

Mr Kerry admitted that a lack of access to IS areas meant the US did not have a “complete picture” of the atrocities that had been carried out.

He said the “full facts” must be sought by an independent international investigation.

The US, he went on, would “strongly support” efforts to collect evidence of IS atrocities and brings those responsible to account.

“The fact is that Daesh kills Christians because they are Christians, Yazidis because they are Yazidis, Shia because they are Shia,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for the group.

“This is the message it conveys to children under its control. Its entire world view is based on eliminating those who do not subscribe to its perverse ideology.”


Written by Andrew Coates

March 17, 2016 at 6:14 pm

6 Responses

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  1. But hey, they’re anti-imperialist!!


    March 17, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  2. Spare a thought for Gerry Downing,

    “Gerry Downing compares his expulsion from Labour to the sufferings of Abu Ghraib prisoners.”

    Letter to Labour Party NEC appealing against my re-expulsion from the Party.

    Blair’s Labour “was involved in extensive criminality against working class people at home and abroad……. complicit in the American sexual abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. So it is hardly surprising that a party whose leadership did things like this evolved procedures that show contempt for the seemingly more mundane democratic rights of ordinary Labour Party members at home. ”


    Andrew Coates

    March 17, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  3. Talk about tortured logic! 😀


    March 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

  4. Assad has been saying this for years, Galloway said it as well, as did, erm, Nick Griffin.
    there is no other solution apart from to support Assad. there is no ‘Syrian revolution’

    Long live Assad!


    March 17, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  5. Reblogged this on Redvince's Weblog.


    March 18, 2016 at 11:13 am

  6. Assad supported Al-Qaeda in Iraq aka ISIS: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/07/slain_syrian_officia.php

    “Long live Assad” = “long live AQ+ISIS”.


    March 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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