“Islamists in Iraq driving large-scale atrocities – U.N.” | Reuters, by Stephanie Nebehay | Reuters
Islamic State has carried out atrocities on “an unimaginable scale,” Christians Burned Alive, Yazidis Buried Alive while ISIS grows in power
Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on “an unimaginable scale” in months of fighting with Iraqi forces, who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said on Monday.
There is “strong evidence” Islamic State and allied groups have carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, sexual abuse and torture in Iraq, U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said, opening an emergency debate on the conflict in Geneva.
Iraq’s human rights minister, Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani, told the session that Islamic State militants, “oozing with barbarity”, threatened his country and the world, but did not immediately respond to allegations against state troops.
Islamic State has grabbed large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria, declaring a cross-border caliphate and driving hundreds of thousands from their homes. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August alone, U.N. figures showed on Monday.
The one-day U.N. Human Rights Council session, called by Iraq with the support of allies including the United States, is expected to agree to Baghdad’s request to send a team of U.N. experts to investigate crimes committed in the conflict.
“The reports we have received reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale,” Pansieri told the Council, on its first meeting about the latest surge in violence. She later told Reuters she was referring to Islamic State.
Now take a read and a look at what we face if these monsters do this in America which I believe will eventually happen since our Grand Mufti keeps defending Islam and meanwhile while people die by the thousands, he turns his Muslim loving back.
Remember the loons on the left shouting, “Bush lied, people died”? Why don’t we start chanting, “Obama dawdled, people died”. But no you’ll never hear anything like that now with our precious first black prez. That would be racist.
Golfing and fund-raising are much more important to him that defending this country. He obsesses over a shooting of a black in Ferguson more than he has seemingly paid attention to what is real, the terrible threat we face. What an outstanding man we have for this country!
And the UN? What good is that going to do to have them investigate this going on in Syria and Iraq? What a bunch of non-sense. And just who is going to go into those countries only to get slaughtered themselves.
This once again shows the uselessness of the UN. Why an investigation when the atrocities are all over the news with pictures and personal stories about what is going on? Only a moron needs an investigation. The UN is a moronic organization anyway. Nothing but talk and more talk, no action because of a UN investigation. Haven’t we been down this road before?