Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians are fleeing the Iraqi Nineveh region as the violent Islamic radical terrorist group, ISIS, have taken over that part of the region and with no end in sight, Iraqi Christians are being slaughtered and misplaced, Barnabas Aid reported on Thursday.
Barnabas Aid, a Christian organization that sends financial support to projects to help Christians where they suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith, said on Thursday,” The Islamist militants overran Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian-majority town, after pushing back Kurdish troops. A Christian mother and two children were reported killed in the attack on the town. By Thursday morning , all towns and villages in the Nineveh Plain were under ISIS control. The ISIS fighters raised the black flag of jihad over a church in Telkeif.”
“At least 200,000 Christians are now thought to be fleeing towards the Iraqi Kurdistan region. Some of the displaced had already fled to the Nineveh plain from Mosul, which was taken by ISIS on 10 June, “Barnabas Aid said. “A number of towns have reportedly been completely emptied of their Christian populations.”
At the same time, the Clarion Project (CP) also reported that tens of thousands of Iraqi Yazidis, one of Iraq's oldest ethnic minorities, have been forced to flee their homes this past weekend and take refuge in the Sinjar Mountains due to the advance of the Islamic State.
CP said, “One Yazidi refugee, Karim, drove with his family over the mountains across a roundabout route to Kurdistan, where they were able to take shelter with a brother who lives in the town of Dohuk. He made the perilous journey with a convoy of 250 other cars, taking only personal items, a little food and water and their guns.”
As the west turns a blind eye, Karim said, “I don’t see any attention from the rest of the world. In one day, they killed more than two thousand Yazidi in Sinjar, and the whole world says, ‘Save Gaza, save Gaza'.”
The situation in Iraq has become so dire that Bob Unruh of WND reported on Thursday that a female Iraqi lawmaker pleas for help are going unanswered by western nations and broke down in tears as she pleaded with her own colleagues for help and tearfully warned that her people face imminent destruction.
In breaking down in tears, “We are being slaughtered, annihilated,” Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil declared, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute who reported and recorded the video of her pleas.
Yazidi said, “An entire religion is being wiped off the face of the Earth. Brothers, I am calling out to you in the name of humanity! In the name of humanity, save us! Mr. Speaker, I want to… I am standing here not in order to deliver a speech to the Iraqi people, but in order to convey the bitter reality of the Yazidis currently in Mount Sinjar. Mr. Speaker, under the slogan of ‘There is no god but Allah,’ 500 Yazidi boys and men have been slaughtered up to now.”
“I beg you, Mr. Speaker, my people are being slaughtered, just like all the Iraqis were slaughtered: Shiites, Sunnis, Christians, Turkmens, and the Shabak people. Today, the Yazidis are being slaughtered,” Yazidi said.
“Brothers, despite all the political disagreements, we want human solidarity. I speak in the name of humanity. Save us! Save us! For the past 48 hours, 30,000 families have been besieged on Mount Sinjar, without food or water. They are dying. Seventy children have died so far of thirst and suffocation. Fifty elderly people have died because of the deteriorating conditions. Our women are being taken captive and sold on the slave-market.”
Meanwhile, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton speaking on the Fox News program, “The Real Story” on Wednesday said that America needs to become involved in stopping the growing threat of the violent Islamic radical terrorist group ISIS fighters in Iraq.
Bolton said, “I think it sends a message that the United States is uninterested and disengaged. Whatever minimal order and stability there is in the world, and there is not much, is because of the United States and its structure of alliances… our projection of our influence. And over the past several years, the fact is we have withdrawn, turned inward, we've reduced our influence.”
“An American involvement, with a coalition of others, who understand that the terrorist threat, the threat of extremist Islam, remains and is growing… and what's happening is that chaos is spreading, bit, by bit, by bit.”