IRAQ – UN Security Council finally agrees to investigate genocide of Christians


Date:  September 28, 2017

The United Nations’ Security Council has at last agreed to formally investigate crimes against humanity committed by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq “motivated by religious or ethnic grounds.” Whilst the resolution – which was unanimously passed by the Security Council on Thursday 21 September – does not specifically name any ethnic religious group, it has been widely recognised that Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims have been specifically targeted.

Barnabas Aid has publicly welcomed the resolution, but we will continue to highlight the fact that it is not just in Iraq but also in Syria and the broader region where IS have specifically targeted Christians. Nor is it just IS’s victims, but also victims of other jihadists that we must continue to seek justice for.

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