World Net Daily reports today that the American Center for Law and Justice, an organization that works on behalf of persecuted Christians both in the United States and overseas, has scolded the United Nations Human Rights Council for ignoring the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria. In a statement it released following its presentation to the UNHRC, the organization warned that the Islamic State is carrying out genocide against Christians and other minorities. The center said, “Through our affiliate, the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we made an oral intervention before the United Nations Human Rights Council on behalf of Christians facing genocide in the Middle East.”
Speaking to the UN council, the ECLJ said, “The actions of ISIS (Islamic State) against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria clearly embody the definition of genocide as enshrined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The ISIS campaign to destroy these religious minorities and decimate their homelands and cultures undoubtedly meets the definition of genocide, and as long as the UN does not recognize it as such, these vulnerable groups remain unprotected and in peril.”
The ECLJ continued by saying, “We got the report of a Christian Syrian woman who saw Christians being killed and tortured, and . . . children being beheaded in front of their parents. She said, “250 children . . . were put in the dough mixer, they were kneaded. The oldest one of them was four-years-old”. ISIS tortured a boy while demanding his father and two others renounce Christianity, before executing all four by crucifixion. Eight Christian women were publicly raped and beheaded. There are “mass graves of Christians”.
The ECLJ summarized by stating, the U.N. council “has remained silent while the Islamic State has continued its barbaric work.”
World Net Daily report found here.