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Patriarchs Call for Liberation of Iraqi Lands for Displaced Christians after ISIS Attacks

Patriarchs Call for Liberation of Iraqi Lands for Displaced Christians after ISIS Attacks Chiqui Guyjoco, The Christian Times  20 June 2016  Image: Displaced Iraq Christians who fled from Islamic State militants in Mosul, pray at a school acting as a refugee camp in Erbil September 6, 2014. Marking the second year since terrorists displaced tens of thousands of Christians, Syriac Patriarchs called for the liberation of the Iraqi Christian lands.

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Iraqi Christian Who Fled ISIS: Faith Is All We Have Left

Iraqi Christian Who Fled ISIS: Faith Is All We Have Left Florence Taylor, Christian Today  20 June 2016  Image: A ISIS fighter waves his flag and weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. A Christian student forced to flee Islamic State in Iraq said yesterday that "faith is all we have left that ISIS couldn't take from us". Speaking at a charity rally organised by Aid to the Church in Need, Sarmad Ozan, 20, told the story of how

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Send ISIS to the ICC

By Dr. Gregory Stanton, the Founding President of Genocide Watch Send ISIS to the ICC Image: Islamic State fighters march in the Syrian city of Raqqa in an image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014.Uncredited/Militant Website, via Associated Press

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Iraq’s Fallujah faces ‘disaster’, NGO warns

Iraq’s Fallujah faces ‘disaster’, NGO warns The National  16 June 2016  Image: A woman, who fled from Fallujah because of ISIL violence, carrying her child during a dust storm at a refugee camp in Ameriyat Falluja, south of Fallujah, Iraq, June 16, 2016. Ahmed Saad/Reuters Under fire and nearing starvation, tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped in the ISIL-held city of Fallujah face a humanitarian disaster, an aid group warned on Thursday.

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The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism

The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism The Editorial Board, The New York Times  16 June 2016 Image: Marina Muun, The New York Times  “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” one spokesman for Al Qaeda said in a 2011 recruitment video. “So what are you waiting for?” Few places on earth make it easier than the United States for a terrorist to buy assault weapons to mow down scores of people in a matter of minutes. The

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ISIS Committed Genocide Against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, U.N. Panel Says

ISIS Committed Genocide Against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, U.N. Panel Says Nick Cumming-Bruce, The New York Times  16 June 2016 Image: Yazidis fleeing Sinjar, Iraq, in 2014 after forces loyal to the Islamic State took the town. Kurdish and Yazidi fighters retook it last fall. CreditRodi Said/Reuters GENEVA — Islamic State forces have committed genocide and other war crimes in a continuing effort to exterminate the Yazidi religious minority in

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Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis, says UN

Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis, says UN BBC News 16 June 2016 Image: Displaced Yazidi people fleeing violence from Isis forces in Sinjar town. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters UN human rights investigators have for the first time accused so-called Islamic State of committing genocide against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria. A report says IS has subjected members of the religious group it has captured to the "most horrific of atrocities",

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United Nations Reports on Genocide of Yazidis

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Elderly Christian Forced to Convert to Islam, Cannot Afford ISIS Minority Tax

Elderly Christian Forced to Convert to Islam, Cannot Afford ISIS Minority Tax Lisa Daftari, The Foreign Desk 16 June 2016 Image:  The Foreign Desk   An elderly Christian man living in Raqqa, Syria, faced forced conversion to Islam as he can no longer afford to pay the minority or jizya tax, a penalty enforced by the Islamic State to minorities living under its jurisdiction. In a video posted by the terror group’s Amaq news platform, a man

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Canadian Motion to Recognize ISIS Slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, Shias, and Gays as Genocide Defeated

Canadian Motion to Recognize ISIS Slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, Shias, and Gays as Genocide Defeated Olivia Ward, The Toronto Star  16 June 2016  Image: A Yazidi woman from the Sinjar district of Iraq holds her child after arriving by boat from the Turkish coast on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Nov. 26, 2015.  (SERGEY PONOMAREV / THE NEW YORK TIMES)   When Daesh attacked their homeland in Iraq’s Sinjar region in August 2014, thousands

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