EU: Motion for a resolution on Islam-inspired genocide against Christians and other minorities

Aleppo 40 martyrs church

Fyrtio martyrers kyrka i Aleppo, Syrien

MUSLIM PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS: A number of EU parliamentarians have written a joint motion, dated 3rd February 2016, to the European Parliament for a resolution on the systematic mass murder of religious minorities by the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh’  (2016/2529(RSP)).

ISIS stands for “Islamic State in Syriah and Iraq”. it is a sunni-muslim terror organization, an off-spring of Al Quada, which in turn is an off-spring of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood was formed in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al Bannah, who wanted Islam to return to its roots as it was in the times of its founder, Muhammad, who died in Medina in the year 632 A.D.  Al Bannah met and discussed with the Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler of Nazi-Germany and was impressed by his anti-semitic opinions of the Jews.

The EU joint motion focuses on the persecution of Christians and Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle east. When it comes to the persecution of Christians around the world it mentions e.g.:

  • the killing of students at a university campus  in Kenya by the terror group Al-Shabaab,
  • the more than 150 000 Christians who were forced to flee on the 6th August 2014 due to the advance of Islamic State ISIS over Mosul, Qaraqosh and other villages in the Nineveh Plains, “having been robbed of all their belongings, and whereas to date they remain displaced and in precarious conditions in northern Iraq; whereas the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh’ captured those who were unable to flee from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains, and whereas non-Muslim women and children were enslaved, with some being sold and others brutally killed and filmed by the perpetrators;”
  • the kidnapping in February 2015 by Islamic State of more than 220 Assyrian Christians “after overrunning several farming communities on the southern bank of the Khabur river in the north-eastern province of Hassakeh, and whereas to date only a few have been released, while the fate of the others remains unknown;”

The joint motion “Recalls its strong condemnation of the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh’ and its egregious human rights abuses, which amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes, within the meaning of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and that action should be taken for it to be recognised as genocide by the UN Security Council; is extremely concerned at this terrorist group’s deliberate targeting of Christians (Chaldeans/ Syriacs/Assyrians, Melkites, Armenians), Yazidis, Turkmens, Shi’ites, Shabaks, Sabeans, Kaka’i and Sunnis who do not agree with their interpretation of Islam, as part of its attempts to exterminate any religious and ethnic minorities from the areas under its control;”

These EU-joint motion also:

  • “Expresses its view that the persecution, atrocities and international crimes amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity; stresses that the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh’ is committing genocide against Christians and Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities, who do not agree with the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh’ interpretation of Islam, and that this therefore entails action under the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; underlines the fact that those who intentionally, for ethnic or religious reasons, conspire in, plan, incite, commit or attempt to commit, are complicit in or support atrocities should be brought to justice and prosecuted for violations of international law, notably war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide;”
  • “Urges the members of the UN Security Council to support a referral by the Security Council to the International Criminal Court in order to investigate violations committed in Iraq and Syria by the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh’ against Christians, Yazidis and religious and ethnic minorities;”
  • “Recognises, supports and demands respect by all for the inalienable right of all ethnic and religious minorities, and others, living in Iraq and Syria, to continue to live in their historical and traditional homelands in dignity, equality and safety, and to fully practise their religion and beliefs freely without being subject to any kind of coercion, violence or discrimination; believes that, in order to stem the suffering and the mass exodus of Christians, Yazidis and other communities of the region, a clear and unequivocal statement by all regional political and religious leaders in support of their continued presence and full and equal rights as citizens of their home countries is imperative;”

The text of the motion has been published in full here.

If accepted by the EU Parliament the joint motion could become an important step to recognize that what is happening in the Middle East, is an Islam-inspired genocide against Christians and other minorities.